Meeting scale with scale

Blue Meridian is a partnership of philanthropists seeking to transform the life trajectories of America’s young people and families in poverty by scaling the most promising solutions.

Why We Do This Work

Blue Meridian Invests in Exceptional Strategies

Blue Meridian takes a rigorous, strategic approach to grantmaking: we identify, fund and scale up the most promising strategies poised to make a national impact on solving the social problems confronting young people and families in poverty.

We bring the mindset of an investor to our philanthropic work, viewing grants as “investments” that serve as flexible, upfront growth capital for organizations and pay dividends in the form of measurable social progress. We evaluate potential “investees” according to six criteria, including strong leadership, proof of results and a track record of growth. When we make an investment, we monitor performance and tie payouts to the fulfillment of key milestones.

Our Investments

Blue Meridian’s large, unrestricted philanthropic investments provide visionary social sector leaders the upfront capital they require to scale their programs and achieve national impact. To date, we have pooled over $1.7 billion and invested in ten exemplary strategies. Each Blue Meridian investee pursues an ambitious goal: solving a significant social problem confronting young people and families in poverty and enabling them to lead more productive lives.

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Our Partners

Blue Meridian Partners is a partnership of results-oriented philanthropists and philanthropic institutions. Working collectively, the partners share the costs, risks and rewards of their performance-based approach.

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About Us

Blue Meridian's group of visionary and results-focused leaders and staff share a commitment to improving the lives of young people and families in poverty in the US.

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Nancy Roob, CEO, shares her vision for a massive change in how philanthropy funds social programs.

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