Backed by a group of leading economists, researchers, and academics, Constellation’s metrics allow us to project the long-term health and income benefits of most direct-service poverty interventions, which are compared against costs to create benefit-cost ratios. The benefits in these return-on-investment analyses come from the measurable poverty-fighting impacts that evidence indicates will be created as a direct result of Constellation’s investments into our grantee partners.
Here is a snapshot of the projected impact of our most recent round of investments.
November 2021 Grant Round
Overall Investment Summary
$4.83 : 1
PROJECTED POVERTY-FIGHTING IMPACT
By investing in 13 of our community’s most impactful nonprofits, $1,650,000 of your donations to Constellation are projected to create $7,969,500 of quality-of-life improvements for individuals living in poverty in the Twin Cities. This return on investment comes from the measurable impacts that evidence indicates will be created as a direct result of these investments into our grantees, such as: