Social Investment Collaborative

STEM Education

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The social sector – including over 1.5 million nonprofits in the US alone – helps address the world’s most important needs, including poverty, education, housing, hunger, and more. Yet, too often these efforts are undertaken in isolation, with few insights into who else is addressing similar problems, what's worked before and what hasn't, and how to effectively measure success. To address this need, True Impact has begun studying Social Impact Collaboratives (SICs), groups of non-profit organizations with similar missions. By working with our clients who fund the programs in these SICs, we can gain insight into the needs and challenges of the sector, as well as providing useful insight about the true social impact of our clients' investments. To do this, we have created several actionable KPIs to allow our clients to prove, and improve, the value of their philanthropic investments.

Our first SIC focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, and comprised 119 educational programs funded by ten of our clients.

STEM SIC Clients

All eligible companies that submit a completed application for a local Civic 50 will receive a free Individual Scorecard -- which lists your company's score and ranking in each of the four evaluated dimensions -- and for The Civic 50 overall.

A Full Benchmarking Scorecard is also available, which is designed to:
  • Provide additional detail on your community engagement program’s strengths, to aid reporting to key internal or external stakeholders
  • Provide additional detail on how to improve your community engagement program, at the dimension- or question-level

STEM Education Benchmark Report

This report summarizes key performance indicators (KPIs) from 119 STEM Education programs that have used True Impact (trueimpact.com) to create social impact reports for their philanthropic donors. These results are intended to help both funders and nonprofits make more successful investment decisions, and drive continuous improvement throughout the sector.


To receive a copy of this report and to learn more about our ongoing benchmarking initiatives, please fill out the form below and we'd be glad to give you a brief walk-through of the results:

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