The Opportunity Playbook helps connect foundations and individual donors with high-impact organizations that promote economic opportunity and advance economic mobility among individuals and families across the country.
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.
What is an Opportunity?
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.
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.
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.