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About Us

Root Cause is a purpose-driven consulting group that exists to enable more people and families to achieve lifelong success.

We partner with foundations, nonprofit organizations, businesses, school districts, and public agencies to develop, implement, and measure strategies that improve people’s lives.

Since 2004, the Root Cause team has pioneered evidence-driven approaches to strategy, measurement, learning and improvement, and collective action to ensure more people achieve lifelong success.  We have helped more than 200 partners improve people’s health and well-being, increase education and youth development outcomes, and strengthen the economic security of people and families nationwide.

Our work starts with asking the question, To what end?  

We believe success is a lifelong endeavor.  A person experiences success when they achieve key milestones and progress from one stage of life to another, from a healthy birth, to a quality education, a well-paying job, and healthy and secure aging.  

To what end? cuts to the root all of that we do.  It sharpens our sense of purpose and is a pillar of our Principles of Engagement.  It shapes how we approach all our projects with our partners.  We believe asking it can focus the sector, as explored through the Finding Common Purpose blog by our CEO & Founder, Andrew Wolk.

Root Cause is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Our EIN# is 20-0703238