Support for Foundations

Foundation Initiatives

Kids Well

The Organization

Atlantic Philanthropies is a philanthropic organization whose goal is to bring about lasting changes in the lives of people who are disadvantaged by their economic situation, race, nationality, gender, age, disabilities, immigration status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religion. Kidswell is an initiative of Atlantic Philanthropies focused on supporting national and state advocacy groups to ensure health care access for children during the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The Work

DG+CO developed a name, brand and message platform for KidsWell. To achieve optimal success for the campaign, we also coordinated subsequent media outreach and grantee capacity building.

Carnegie Corporation of New York

The Organization

The Carnegie Corporation of New York is a philanthropic organization dedicated to making "real and permanent good in this world" through international peace, security, and education programs – including initiatives for teachers.

The Work

DG+CO conducted a series of focus groups and developed messages to bolster support for teachers. We also conducted an analysis of the Carnegie Corporation's online activities and developed tools to measure their performance online.

KeepArtsInSchools.org

The Organization

The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. As part of the Ford Foundation’s Integrating the Arts and Education Reform initiative, KeepArtsInSchools.org focuses on the efforts and successes of local organizations, communities, teachers and leading voices throughout the country.

The Work

DG+CO built KeepArtsInSchools.org to serve as an active online community for local arts education advocate. Featuring top-notch content, social media, and email engagement, KeepArtsInSchools.org aimed to help all children receive a well-rounded education. Online toolkits included the latest research, tips for creating online petitions, and advocacy letters.

KeepArtsInSchools.org

Ford Foundation

The Organization

The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. The foundation’s Meeting the Challenge of Pluralism Initiative was a multi-year effort to educate the public about the role of religion in public life.

The Work

DG+CO provided a suite of services for the initiative, including spokesperson training for scholars and activists, the development of resources and events for the media and the placement of media coverage in outlets nationwide.

Support for Grantees

Accelerating Opportunity

The Organization

Accelerating Opportunity is a multi-state collaboration that seeks to reform adult basic education in the United States. Managed by Jobs for the Future, with funding from a groundbreaking coalition of funders – the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Open Society Foundations – the initiative gives adult learners the skills they need to secure family-sustaining employment.

The Work

DG+CO developed a strategic communications plan for Accelerating Opportunity – with refreshed messages, a new brand, and graphic identity. We secured media coverage in trade magazines, blogs, and daily newspapers and provided technical support for grantees with a detailed communications toolkit and in-person spokesperson training.

Economy that Works for All

The Organization

The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. The foundation’s initiative For Economy that Works for All promotes an economy that benefits both business owners and workers.

The Work

DG+CO also provided technical assistance and coordination for EconomyThatWorks.org – including online advocacy toolkits and training materials.

Shifting Gears Initiative

The Organization

The Joyce Foundation's Shifting Gears Initiative aims to improve access to higher education and workforce development skills for workers in five Midwestern states.

The Work

DG+CO provided strategic communications support and spokesperson and advocacy training to help Shifting Gears grantees effectively communicate on behalf of the initiative.

Arcus Foundation

The Organization

The Arcus Foundation is dedicated to both the preservation of the world's great apes and LGBT rights.

The Work

DG+CO provided technical communications assistance to Arcus’ grantees who are promoting the full inclusion of LGBT people in three Protestant denominations. Our work included opinion research, messaging, branding and the development of communications materials tailored to specific audiences.