XYZ Foundation helps creative and entrepreneurial people access capital, mentorship and other support
systems to create positive change in their community.
WHAT WE FUND
Arts & Culture
Active & Healthy Lifestyles
Grant & Loan Programs
The XYZ Foundation provides grants and loans to a range of worthy causes. These types are:
Seed, or Pilot, Grants allow you to build your idea up from the conceptual stage. Research a new concept or approach, prototype your idea, conduct a feasibility study or convene stakeholders around an issue in a new or novel way.
Growth Grants help promising projects grow and develop even further.
We build-in technical assistance funding that focuses on developing your impact reporting to help with your multi-year reporting process.
Loans can be a great capital tool to complete your financing puzzle. 10% of our endowment is actively managed under our mission-related investment (MRI) strategy. This allows us to invest in organizations aligned with our mission.
Theory of Change
Our Theory of Change is simple. If we are asking our grantees and loan recipients to report the impact of their work, then we have to do the same. XYZ Foundation calls this Living the Values. We invest heavily in making sure we can monitor the effectiveness of how we provide grants and loans so that we can improve over time the same way that our partners have to with their stakeholders.
Specifically, we incorporate best practices as outlined in Project Streamline and emerging from Fund For Shared Insight as guiding core resources. Then we monitor, evaluate, learn and improve how we are doing – all in real time.
Stories & Impact
Read stories from our grantees and loan recipients as well as from our own internal surveying. Knowing how we are doing helps us understand our impact. That is why we incorporate feedback loops into all our activities.
Data & Dashboards
This is your chance to interact with our data and play around in our dashboards, made available via Creative Commons. This data lets us see how past and present grant and loan recipients have made a difference in helping solve community challenges.