Sharing lessons learned in practice is crucial to creating an environment that will encourage discussion and advance the field. In this spirit, the Foundation offers a selection of reports, tools and essays from our staff as well as outside experts.

Assessment & Research

In this section, you will find the 2017 Grantee Perception Report, 2014 grantee feedback report, our annual impact assessment reports and reports of our 2008 and 2009 surveys of grantees. Learn More

Policy Analysis

Here, you can find papers, forum proceedings, and videos that discuss key policy issues affecting low-income families. Learn More

Case Studies

Marguerite Casey Foundation has engaged in several case studies over our history. By taking a deeper look at our grantees, we learn how nonprofit organizations make change and empower their communities, and how our funding strategies strengthen organizations. Learn More

Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool

This tool is provided as a resource to help nonprofits identify capacity strengths and challenges, and to track growth in capacity over time. Learn More

Formative Papers

In July 2002, the Foundation conducted an information gathering process to provide the basis for its grantmaking strategy. See reports and findings from this formative moment in our history. Learn More


The Foundation occasionally hosts webinars on issues of importance to nonprofits. Here, you can review past webinars and accompanying materials. Learn More

Media Tools

Do you need help writing a press release, focusing your organization’s message, or connecting to other media resources? Here is where you can find the information you need to build and execute a successful media strategy. Learn More

Additional Publications

A collection of the Foundation’s additional publication including annual reports, convening reports and history publications. Learn More