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November 14, 2023/Big Ideas, From Our Grantees

Introducing our Public Interest Technology Case Studies

Siegel Family Endowment is committed to advancing a vision of technological change that includes and improves the lives of all people. Explore our latest Public Interest Technology Case Study series where we examine the growing field through the lens of four of our grantees working at the forefront of the PIT movement.

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November 9, 2023/Big Ideas, Reflections

Event Recap: A Design-Thinking Workshop to Launch a Second Phase of Work in Atlanta

To conclude the first phase of our community-centered grantmaking in Atlanta and usher in a second one, we hosted a day-long workshop to envision next steps.

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October 9, 2023/Big Ideas

Five Lessons for Funders from Our Community Reinvestment Work in Atlanta

A year in, we reflect on our partnership in Atlanta and consider what comes next.

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September 18, 2023/Big Ideas

Fall Case Study Series: How Four Grantees are Building Enduring and Frontier Skills

Siegel Family Endowment is committed to supporting organizations that are on the frontlines of building an equitable future by helping to nurture enduring skills and frontier skills. We explain how we’re conceptualizing these vital skills and how our thinking has evolved over time. We also share case studies of four grantee organizations that are realizing the promise of enduring and frontier skills in meaningful ways.

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May 15, 2023/Big Ideas

Spring Case Study Series: How Three Grantees are Leveraging School and Community to Improve Outcomes for All

While the summer months offer an excellent window into how schools and communities come together to jointly grow and teach our young people, these collaborative efforts ought to exist all year. It is against this backdrop that we elevate three organizations seeking to redefine the relationship between school and community, in ways big and small.

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January 30, 2023/Big Ideas

Feedback Survey 2022: What We Heard and What We Plan to Do About It

We surveyed our 2022 grantees and conducted nine in-depth confidential interviews to dig deeper. What follows is a summary of key themes put together by our third part interviewer – and how we plan to respond. 

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2022 Year In Review

December 20, 2022/Big Ideas

Hope in the Details: Our Year in Review 2022

As we contemplate the events of the past year and anticipate what’s to come in 2023, I am once again privileged to be in the position to share my thoughts and reflections on where we find ourselves today.

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September 27, 2022/Big Ideas

Schools as Community Infrastructure

This whitepaper offer a vision of schools as more than buildings. We want to think of schools (and all the extensions of schools, the many places where teaching and learning happen) as pieces of community infrastructure.

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July 12, 2022/Big Ideas

Our Roadmap to Community-Centric Grantmaking in Atlanta

There is tremendous innovation happening in the city’s education systems, as well as progress in the workforce and pivotal infrastructure development underway.

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July 6, 2022/Big Ideas

Local news is critical infrastructure. It’s time we treat it that way.

What role does journalism serve in a community? How does it interact with other municipal institutions to help deliver a vibrant, multiracial democracy? Aspen and Siegel convened journalists, media leaders, academics, local, state, and federal gov officials, civic leaders, and others to discuss.

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May 25, 2022/Big Ideas

Building an Equitable Innovation Economy: Access to Empowering Social Connections

Our series Building an Equitable Innovation Economy asks how we might build innovative capacity that can bring more people into high-growth industries.

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