News

Updates, articles, and videos from and about Blue Meridian Partners, our investees, and the field.

Media

Jul 23, 2021

Northwest Colorado Health: Nurse-family partnership program helps families thrive

A local Colorado-based news publication shares how Nurse-Family Partnership is making a lasting positive difference in the lives of new mothers and children in the area.

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Jul 21, 2021

$60 Million in New Grants Help Nonprofits Innovate Rapidly to Close Financial Equity Gaps

Citing leaders of participating organizations, The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlights The Studio’s focus on experimentation and racial equity for organizations looking to refine their strategies geared to support an equitable COVID-19 recovery.

Media

Jul 14, 2021

What to know when getting a micro loan

Good Morning America highlights the work of Grameen America, which has invested $2 billion in microloans to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses and boost their financial mobility.

Updates

Jul 14, 2021

Reforming criminal justice, transforming economic mobility

Collaborating with the Ford Foundation and Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, Blue Meridian Partners works to increase economic opportunity for justice involved individuals through the Justice and Mobility Fund.

Media

Jul 14, 2021

Ford Foundation and partners announce $250 million commitment to easing the path from prison to workforce

The Washington Post spotlights The Justice and Mobility Fund's support for initiatives aimed at improving the life trajectories of justice-involved people and shares thoughts from Blue Meridian CIIO Jim Shelton and Managing Director Mindy Tarlow.

Updates

Jul 14, 2021

Leading Philanthropies Join Forces to Boost Economic Mobility among People Involved with the Criminal Justice System

The Justice and Mobility Fund shares its commitment of at least $250 million to support leading organizations working to boost economic mobility and strengthen the life trajectories of people involved with the criminal justice system.

Voices

Jul 13, 2021

Creating Economic Opportunity for Justice-Impacted People and Communities

Mindy Tarlow, Managing Director and Justice and Mobility Fund lead, shares her thoughts on how criminal justice reform can impact economic opportunity and relays how her past experience drives her to meet this moment.

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Jul 8, 2021

COVID-19 created helicopter parents 2.0 and engaged others for the first time. What now?

In article on parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic, USA Today highlights how Waterford Upstart's online early education curriculum empowers parents to be involved in their child's learning.

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Jul 7, 2021

A former NBA executive uses basketball principles to push for diversity in the boardroom

The Washington Post spotlights John Rice, Founder and CEO of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), sharing how his background as an NBA executive and Harvard Business School graduate prepared him to help other young professionals of color.

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Jun 25, 2021

With Vision To Learn, LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner Hopes To Make Eyewear Available To All Children

CBS Los Angeles interviews Vision To Learn (VTL) Founder and Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner, who shares how quality vision care is critical to helping children succeed in school and in life.