As the decade progressed, the shadows of the financial crisis subsided, and the endowment once again achieved consistent growth. The Foundation today remains highly focused on investments in education-based organizations, specifically early-childhood education. The Foundation has also made increased efforts to fund organizations that are smaller and more entrepreneurial with innovative approaches to education. Support for traditional, legacy organizations remains intact, with an internal shift towards targeting specific projects proposed by large, legacy institutions. Within the context of projects the Foundation can make a more significant difference in outcomes for the vulnerable populations.