Impressive results for children from birth through adulthood
Since 2001, the Samberg Family Foundation has supported a portfolio of organizations working to better the lives of children, youth and families in low-income communities. Collectively, our grantees have achieved impressive results for children from birth through adulthood, such as: improved immunization rates for infants, prevention of summer learning loss for elementary and middle-school aged youth, increased high school graduation and college enrollment rates, and better access to mental health care.
Among the many lessons we’ve learned along the way, two stand out: (1) as a leanly staffed and modestly-endowed foundation, we can accomplish exponentially more in concert with other funders than we can alone and (2) if we expect grantees to make progress on complex, deep-seeded social issues, we have a commensurate responsibility to support them over long time horizons.
Following years of working alongside funders who share our belief in the value of flexible, long-term commitments, we joined forces with the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and others to launch Blue Meridian Partners in 2016. Most all of our grantmaking now takes place through this collaborative funding vehicle, and as a result we are not entertaining new requests.