See the latest news and announcements from Sundance Family Foundation, plus articles related to Earn & Learn and impact investing.
New Ramsey County Young Adult Resources
Ramsey County has released a new Young Adult Resources website to support youth and young families. The new website
MN Reconnect Supports Adult Learners Going Back to School
MN Reconnect is for adults over the age of 25 looking to re-enroll and return to post-secondary college programs. Participants are provided with Navigators to support in their education, financial aid, career planning, and more!
Mano a Mano Technical Training Programs for Construction and Aviation
Just as Mano a Mano’s clinics require highly trained physicians, nurses and dentists, our water and road projects ...
Start College for Free, PSEO Enrollment Deadline May 30th
Did you know that Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) offers incredible opportunities for youth to earn college credits free of charge? PSEO allow students grades 10-12 to enroll in college courses, gaining college credits while simultaneously earning high school credits. Each college credit taken through PSEO is worth up to $482.54 in savings depending on the college or university being attended.
Sunrise Banks: Our Community Impact Investing Partner
Sunrise Banks is a CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) that promotes financial inclusion and economic development among poorer communities. With a local focus, CDFIs like Sunrise Banks seek out those communities that are underserved by the traditional banking sector. Sundance Family Foundation holds assets in Sunrise Banks providing the capital needed to impact development in our communities. See an example of the type of results this produces.
SROI: Measuring Community Impact
Nonprofits have always been asked to calculate their cost savings, their financial savings, or their economic impact by creating a Social Return on Investments (SROI). These calculations are complex, and so the Sundance Family Foundation with the help of Ecotone Analytics, set about trying to discover the SROI on it’s new Earn and Learn program by the 2020 grantees. For every $1 contributed to an Earn & Learn program, there is a projected $3.50 social return on investment (SROI).