Year in Review 2021

As the McConnell Foundation celebrates its 85th year, we are grateful for the vision and generosity of J.W. McConnell, whose original gift has allowed us to continue to work in partnership with many organizations to advance a resilient, inclusive and sustainable society that can successfully address its complex challenges. With this privilege comes many responsibilities, including reviewing our vision and strategy on a regular basis and adapting to remain relevant to our times. We are still learning and evolving, and this publication is part of that journey. After more than eight decades in operation, we are trying something new. Welcome to our first-ever Year in Review!

In these pages, we shine a light on the work of our partners and share an overview of our finances for 2021, including both our charitable giving ($30M) and impact investments ($130M). The responsible management of our investments allows us to continue to disburse funds to support our partners each year.

Transparency and accountability are of growing importance for our sector; in that spirit, this review also provides an overview of our commitments and an update on targets we have agreed to meet.

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