This story appears in the December 12, 2017 issue of Forbes.

Youth Villages is listed at No. 5 on the top ‘big bets’ from 2016 for Blue Meridian Group’s gift to help expand YVLifeSet.

“LARGE FORTUNES beget large gifts, and more than ever, prominent philanthropists and foundations are anteing up $25 million-plus to help tackle problems of poverty, disease, substandard education and more. Boston’s Bridgespan Group found 74 such gifts in 2016, totaling $6.7 billion. Its panel of outside experts then ranked the 10 listed below as the most promising.”

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