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IDinsight receives $1.5 million from the Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation to support CARE in identifying and optimizing interventions with potential for sustainable scale

22 November 2022

Resources from the Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation will unlock a new phase of the Learning Partnership between IDinsight and CARE’s Impact@Scale unit over the course of three years.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022IDinsight and CARE announce today a new three-year philanthropic partnership with the Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation to finance the next phase of IDinsight’s Learning Partnership with CARE.

IDinsight will support CARE’s journey to become a network that scales the world’s best solutions by providing a full suite of embedded decision-support services to the organization’s Impact@Scale unit. The Impact@Scale team identifies, designs, and grows solutions that clearly demonstrate high potential to achieve exponential impact. IDinsight and CARE’s Impact@Scale unit have a track record of successful collaboration since September 2021 and together will focus on preparing to scale select innovations with viable pathways to sustained and large-scale impact.

The Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation’s investment will ensure top-tier evidence and insights are generated to inform the direction of CARE’s scaling plans, thereby optimizing the hundreds of millions of dollars CARE uses to address poverty and social injustice globally.

The Foundation’s Executive Director, Brittany Erikson, hopes that this grant will “continue to build enthusiasm amongst philanthropists to support IDinsight and other evidence actors over time.”

Over the last ten years, IDinsight identified that some of its highest impact contributions to partners were achieved by serving as a technical “guide on the side.” IDinsight developed the evidence Learning Partnership (LP) model in which an often embedded team serves as a specialized extension of the client. In addition to CARE, IDinsight has completed successful LPs with NGO and government partners including the Government of Malawi and Educate Girls in India, among several others.

“This partnership with IDinsight will bring the right evidence at the right time into our decision-making, enabling us to sustainably scale the most powerful development solutions through our global network. We are thrilled to continue working alongside such a strong evidence partner as we dissect great ideas into their simplest effective versions, and partner with local leaders, governments and the private sector to scale them globally.”

Lona Stoll, Chief Innovation Officer, CARE USA

“IDinsight’s work with CARE represents one type of partnership that we’re eager to pursue in service of our ambitious impact goals: Flexible, extended learning engagements with large direct service providers committed to achieving optimal scale. We’re grateful to have found an agile and enthusiastic funder in the Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation to fuel our work and learn with us through 2025.”

– Ruth Levine, IDinsight CEO

About the Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation

The Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation makes sizable, enabling grants to adventurous organizations with the ability to propel our world closer to one where all people enjoy equal opportunities to achieve health, purpose, and happiness.

About CARE

CARE is one of the world’s largest NGOs, working in over 100 countries and reaching more than 100 million people through 1,600 projects. CARE seeks a world of hope, inclusion and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security.