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TG Philanthropy


Investing in Educational Outcomes

TG's specific goal for its grantmaking is to increase post-secondary attainment and affordability by supporting innovation and growth of ideas and strategies that test and inform practice and policy to positively impact student decision-making and prudent student debt. We believe investments focused in this area will lead to improved access to and success in postsecondary credential or degree attainment for low-income students, and to expand the knowledge of effective practices, sound policies and relevant research that lead to better outcomes in college completion.

In its philanthropy, TG subscribes to an "outcomes investing" approach. In our grantmaking, we focus on outcomes, capturing the value of the proposed work and related activities — through identified deliverables — ultimately resulting in a desired change or outcome.


TG's Grant Development Process

Each phase in the process includes the following elements:

PHASE 1
CONCEPT
DEVELOPMENT
  • Understand trends
  • Collaborate
  • Analyze-Ideate
  • Identify Partners
  • Develop Concept
PHASE 2
INVESTMENT
DEVELOPMENT
  • Develop Proposal
  • Determine Funding
  • Develop Agreement
  • Make Award
PHASE 3
MANAGEMENT
AND CLOSE
  • Manage Investment
  • Measure Progress
  • Apply Knowledge
  • Close Out


In refining its grantmaking philosophy and process, TG has been informed by the outcomes investing process as articulated by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. With permission from the Gates Foundation, TG has modeled its approach in a similar way, aiming to strengthen partnerships, set clear expectations, reduce opportunity costs and focus on outcomes.

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