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Through the Opportunity Project, Dalio Education provides grantees with financial and non-financial support to strengthen their organizational capacity and attain high performance for the young people they serve.

Through long-term partnerships, CTOP provides grantee partners with general operating support dollars along with technical assistance and organizational coaching from experts and high-performing youth development organizations across the country to support their capacity building.  CTOP also makes additional, one-time investments in grantee partners restricted to the purpose of building a specific area of capacity, such as developing data systems.  

With these supports, partners work to strengthen their organizational capacity across seven core domains, as defined by The Performance Imperative framework created by the Leap of Reason Ambassadors, a community of non-profit thought leaders, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers. Ongoing support is conditional on performance relative to quarterly and annual milestones of organizational development, which are established collaboratively with grantee partners at the beginning of each grant year with the intent of helping them to track and drive progress over time toward developing the competencies and capacities required to deliver youth development services at the highest levels of quality. 


You can learn learn more about the Opportunity Project's model through its youth development social investment strategy.*