Generator Z Evaluation Report

February 29, 2024

To learn more about the impact of the Generator Z program, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation engaged an evaluation team led by a team from the University at Pittsburgh School of Education. The team aimed to shape its mixed-methods evaluation approach to align with the spirit of the overall Generator Z initiative by rooting the evaluation in adolescent and youth development research and elevating youth voices throughout their report.

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2021 – 2022 Biennial Report

December 12, 2023

View the 2021 through 2022 Biennial Report for the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. The report covers highlights of the foundation’s 2021 and 2022 programmatic grant commitments made in its two regions of Southeast Michigan and Western New York, spotlights on the Foundation’s special initiatives, and the Foundation’s 2022 financials.

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The Western New York Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Rapid Discovery Assessment & Recommendations for the Future

April 1, 2022

In an effort to learn more about the current state of Western New York’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and to inform future strategy, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation engaged Victor & Company, led by Victor W. Hwang, to conduct a three-month rapid discovery process. As part of this process, Victor & Company conducted 20 interviews with regional stakeholders and reviewed existing reports and articles about the entrepreneurial ecosystem. This report presents observations regarding the challenges facing the ecosystem and recommendations for the next phase of work, as stakeholders seek to foster small business growth, place-based community, and economic development.


2020 Annual Report

November 16, 2021
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Home Care Aide Safety Concerns and Job Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 15, 2021
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The State of Economic Equity in Detroit

2019 Annual Report

November 16, 2020
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The Perils and Promise of America’s Legacy Cities in the Pandemic Era

October 6, 2020
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Connected & Automated Vehicles Emerging Technology Skills Gap Analysis

June 15, 2020
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Cybersecurity Emerging Technology Skills Gap Analysis