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S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation National Character Initiative Retrospective Final Report

by Allison Dymnicki; Deborah Moroney; Leah Brown; Maria Payri; Sarah Hodgman

Dec 22, 2020

Starting in 2019, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) partnered with the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, to capture grantees' experiences with the National Character Initiative. Specifically, through interviews and surveys, AIR aimed to describe grantees' experiences implementing the grants and participating in the supports that were provided by the Foundation and expert consultants. Findings from the retrospective may be useful to other foundations as they decide how to fund and support youth-serving organizations.