Opportunity Playbook

What is an Opportunity?

Organizations featured in this playbook emphasize the values of liberty, opportunity and personal responsibility through their work empowering individuals to reach their full, unique potential and creating the environment for change through effective policy solutions.

Our values have a proven track record of improving lives, and the right investments can help people and communities flourish even during difficult times. By investing in poverty alleviation, education and workforce development, philanthropists can maximize opportunity by helping people achieve greater economic independence, security and mobility – and fulfill the promise of the American Dream.

Designed as a living resource, the playbook will be refreshed on a routine basis, providing philanthropists with timely and innovative ideas for investment and partnership. Organizations are selected after close examination of mission alignment, outcomes, fiscal health and potential for replicability.

Poverty Alleviation

To move people from financial fragility to stability, communities can be mobilized to uplift and aid high-need populations.​

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Poverty Alleviation

    Safe Families for Children

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Poverty Alleviation

    Every Mother’s Advocate

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Poverty Alleviation

    MentorKids USA

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Poverty Alleviation

    Bigs & Littles New York City

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Poverty Alleviation

    Work Works America

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Poverty Alleviation

    Better Together

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Poverty Alleviation

    The Open Door NJNY

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Poverty Alleviation

    Hope Women’s Center

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Poverty Alleviation

    Green Beret Foundation

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Poverty Alleviation

    Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Institute

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Poverty Alleviation

    Do For One

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Poverty Alleviation

    City Relief

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Poverty Alleviation

    Center for the Rights of Abused Children

Education

To achieve upward mobility, lifelong learning, and gainful employment, students rely on their communities, schools, and social support networks for the necessary tools to help them succeed.

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • K-12 Education

    ExcelinEd

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • K-12 Education

    Great Hearts Academies

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • K-12 Education

    Junior Achievement USA

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • K-12 Education

    Vertex Partnership Academies

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • K-12 Education

    Fugees Family

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • K-12 Education

    Defense of Freedom Institute

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • K-12 Education

    Charter School Growth Fund

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • K-12 Education

    The American Federation for Children

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • K-12 Education

    Families Empowered

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • K-12 Education

    EdChoice

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • K-12 Education

    Center on Reinventing Public Education

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • K-12 Education

    Cadence Learning

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • K-12 Education

    Association of American Educators

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • K-12 Education

    AppleTree

Workforce Development

To move people out of poverty and keep them out of poverty, work and employment is vital. Upwardly mobile individuals need pathways to secure the skills training they need.

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Workforce Development

    Institute for the American Worker

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Workforce Development

    Archbridge Institute

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Workforce Development

    The Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Workforce Development

    Be Pro Be Proud

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Workforce Development

    Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Workforce Development

    Construction Ready

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Workforce Development

    Pacific Legal Foundation

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Workforce Development

    NPower

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Workforce Development

    Lemonade Day

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Workforce Development

    Goldwater Institute

    • Opportunity Playbook
    • Workforce Development

    Better Cities Project

Find the Play That's Right For You

Contact the Roundtable's Programs team to learn more about these investment opportunities.
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