Foundations for Success

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation



Case Study Sector


Foundations for Success (FFS) is a five-year initiative designed to put in place a county-wide system of care for early childhood mental health in Ramsey County, Minnesota. More than 100 community partners are working to assure that high quality services reach children where they are, when they need help. FFS offers mental health services that were previously unavailable or in short supply for young children, birth through age five. Services represent the full continuum of care, including prevention, early identification, intervention, and intensive treatment.



  • Partnership


  • Northern America

Blog Posts

More on time, value, and time limits

February 19, 2018

A new report applies a theory of time and value in philanthropy to three real cases, to see how a foundation could decide whether to operate with a limited life, based on the amount and kind of value it hopes to create.


Oct 05

Rip Rapson
President and CEO
The Kresge Foundation