2ND MARKET CAPITAL ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOUNDATION

2nd Market Capital Economic Opportunity Foundation (2eof) is the community outreach arm of 2nd Market Capital Advisory Corporation.  We created the foundation in 2018 to provide support to organizations committed to improving the lives of young people in our community.

We believe the best way to enable all children to succeed in school, careers, and life is to provide access to educational and economic opportunities.

WHAT WE DO

2nd Market Capital Economic Opportunity Foundation (2eof) supports local organizations working to identify needs and craft solutions that positively impact the lives of children and youth in our community.

We fund efforts to expand educational opportunities that enable all children to succeed in school, careers, and life.  We focus our efforts on the following high priority areas:

  • Innovative Pre-K through HS Programs
  • Afterschool Programs
  • Summer Programs
  • Supports to graduate HS & College
  • Career and Workforce Readiness Programs
  • Youth Development and Engagement

Geographic limitations:  2eof primarily funds organizations in our community (Dane County, Wisconsin)

OUR APPROACH

We intend to primarily provide multi-year, unrestricted matching funds for fundraising campaigns of non-profits in Dane County with a focus on providing educational and economic opportunities for young people in our community. Grantees are selected for funding because their core activities align with our mission and values. Grant amounts range from $2,500 – $25,000.

We believe matching funds benefit the grantee organization’s fundraising campaigns by attracting additional funding. We believe multi-year funding offers stability, supports long-term planning, and encourages creativity and innovation. We favor general support grants which are not restricted to specific activities but can be used by the organization to support their mission. We trust that our grantees know best how to make use of their grant money.

Occasionally. we may make program grants to organizations with programs aimed at achieving specific outcomes in our focus areas. Program grants are restricted to the activities and goals outlined in the proposal and grant agreement and are expected to have a specific beginning and end, as well as explicit objectives.