Opinion
May 31, 2017
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Grant Makers, Put Results First in Deciding How to Give

Kelvin Ma for the Chronicle

Roca founder Molly Baldwin sits in a job-training class for at-risk young people at the charity's Chelsea, Mass., headquarters. Roca revamped its programs to focus on identifying approaches that produced positive results for its clients, not on serving the largest number of people.

In New York City, the social-service organization BRC saw its shelter clients rapidly returning to homelessness because they could not keep up with rising rental costs. So BRC decided to build its own affordable housing and is soon to open a...

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