Case Study Sector
To better advance its mission of promoting lifelong learning, the PacifiCorp Foundation of Portland, Oregon, committed in 2001 to begin devoting 20 percent of its grantmaking budget to a long-term, multiyear initiative to support a small number of grantees; trustees chose the area of early literacy for its first initiative.
This case study is intended to help funders see ways of applying discipline and focus—one of Grantmakers for Education’s Principles for Effective Education Grantmaking—to their work. The case study explores trade-offs, benefits, and tensions stemming from choosing a discrete area of focus to guide grantmaking.
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