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Coggins, Celine; Komprathoum, Kara; Smith, Rebecca – Grantmakers for Education, 2023
Socioeconomic factors such as income have historically driven equity-focused education grant funding. The events of 2020, from the murder of George Floyd and other Black Americans to the COVID-19 pandemic, heightened scrutiny into ongoing racial injustice and disparities in the United States. In fall 2021, Grantmakers for Education set out to…
Descriptors: Private Financial Support, Grants, Minority Group Students, Race
Grantmakers for Education, 2023
From 2020-2022, seven national foundations collectively supported the out-of-school time (OST) field to withstand, recover, reopen and re-imagine, through the acute phases of the COVID pandemic and the ongoing impact. The funders pooled their resources through Grantmakers for Education (EdFunders), providing grants to national intermediaries…
Descriptors: Grants, Minority Groups, African Americans, Hispanic Americans
Lawrence, Steven; Hansen, Ulcca Joshi – Grantmakers for Education, 2023
This document is the latest Grantmakers for Education's (EdFunders) study of what's now and what's next for education philanthropy. It aims to give insight into the priorities of the education funding community, and to help funders understand their role in supporting education innovation that benefits the nation's learners. The findings in this…
Descriptors: Private Financial Support, Educational Finance, Grants, Philanthropic Foundations
Jung, Minna – Grantmakers for Education, 2022
In part shaped by movements like Black Lives Matter, the crisis of the global pandemic, and the political and social turbulence of recent years, many thoughtful conversations have taken place in the philanthropic sector that question the power and privilege inherent in grantmaking and challenge whether conventional norms and practices in…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Race, Equal Education, Private Financial Support
Otto, Rafael – Grantmakers for Education, 2021
What does it take to create a statewide ecosystem to support Black student success? Our 2021 case study explores the Black Student Success Initiative at the Oregon Community Foundation. The initiative uses a community-led and trust-based approach to attract funding partners, establish a grantee network, and serve as a driver for systemic change in…
Descriptors: African American Students, Success, Community Involvement, Academic Achievement
Jung, Minna – Grantmakers for Education, 2021
As schools transitioned to virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, community-based organizations pivoted from providing afterschool programs to dealing with all manner of crises and basic needs. Some out-of-school time (OST) providers stayed open to provide full-day programs for the children of first responders and essential workers, while…
Descriptors: Pandemics, COVID-19, After School Programs, Financial Support
Grantmakers for Education, 2020
How should philanthropy support young people in this perilous time in U.S. history? The confluence of a global pandemic, an economic crisis, and a nationwide call for racial justice will fundamentally alter the lives of all American learners. Change is inevitable, but whether it will widen inequity or result in systemic change that narrows…
Descriptors: Private Financial Support, Educational Finance, Social Justice, Educational Change
Otto, Rafael – Grantmakers for Education, 2020
How can funders create a grantmaking strategy that puts them in a position to quickly and effectively respond to unpredictable challenges? This case study follows strategy redevelopment for The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's education program. The re-envisioning of the strategy ensured the education program team could be nimble and…
Descriptors: Grants, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Educational Finance
Grantmakers for Education, 2020
During the spring of 2020, Grantmakers for Education held four master classes, which are described in this report; centered around the theme of authentic community engagement: (1) How Should Philanthropy Create More Inclusive Spaces?; (2) Listening to and Learning from Leaders of Color in the COVID-19 Crisis; (3) The Power of Collaboration with…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Grantsmanship, Grants, Private Financial Support
Grantmakers for Education, 2020
In March 2020, a pandemic brought traditional in-classroom learning to a halt for more than 55 million students in the U.S. Teachers and families, in most cases, found themselves scrambling to provide remote learning at short notice. What may have seemed like a fast solution, moving to online instruction, has highlighted challenges for many…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Grants, Grantsmanship, COVID-19
Grantmakers for Education, 2020
In March 2020, the nation's schools began shutting down in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. More than 55 million students as well as teachers, administrators and families have had to adapt at lightning speed. Philanthropists have responded quickly, but the need for educating students has garnered little funding attention so far. As the…
Descriptors: Grantsmanship, Educational Finance, Private Financial Support, Philanthropic Foundations
Grantmakers for Education, 2020
What can over a million teachers tell funders about the needs of schools? No one has greater insight into the needs of students and schools than teachers. Increasingly, teachers are using their voice in identifying what American classrooms lack via crowdfunding websites like DonorsChoose. These requests uncover interesting patterns among…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Student Needs, Educational Needs, Teacher Attitudes
Achilles, Jenny; Ekwurzel, Erica V.; Perrault, Paul; Pietruszynski, Mary Ellen – Grantmakers for Education, 2019
Students are juggling multiple, competing priorities such as work pressures, parenting, debt, and degree affordability, as they seek the best educational decisions for their economic mobility and life goals. Driving questions of quality has been the recent effort of states to set and increase postsecondary attainment rates. These rates typically…
Descriptors: Credentials, Equal Education, Geographic Regions, Economic Development
Lawrence, Steven; Fine, Melinda – Grantmakers for Education, 2019
Grantmakers for Education's "Trends in Education Philanthropy: Benchmarking 2018-19" report offers insights on the current and evolving priorities of the education funding community. It can help funders to understand their role in supporting education innovation and identify future priorities that hold the greatest promise for benefiting…
Descriptors: Private Financial Support, Donors, Benchmarking, Educational Finance
Otto, Rafael – Grantmakers for Education, 2018
When CME Group Foundation (CME) was formed in 2007 with an endowment from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Trust, its founders set out to engage in grantmaking that would improve education from cradle to career and strengthen the region's economy. During its first decade, nearly a quarter of CME's grants targeted early childhood education with an…
Descriptors: Grants, Low Income Groups, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills
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