Education Groups that Gates is Donating To

Now, let’s look at the various education groups that Bill Gates is buying off, I mean, supporting or aiding.   We’ll see who else is supporting these groups too.

Collaborative for Student Success Buddies

Hope street group

America’s Promise Alliance

Military Child Education Coalition

Mission: Readiness Military Leaders for Kids

Stand for children Louisiana

Student Achievement Partners

Future forward

State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE)

Expect more achieve more


Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Arizona Aims Higher

Stand for children Arizona

Expect More Arizona

Ready WA

Stand for children Illinois

Educators 4 Excellence

NNSTOY Teachersleading

Massachussetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE)

Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Climb Higher Colorado

Pennsylvania Business Council

PA Business-Education Partnership (PBEP)

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children

Stand for children Indiana

St. Louis Regional Chamber

CDE Foundation

Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence

The Ohio Standard



  • The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • ExxonMobil
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Helios Education Foundation
  • Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Lumina Foundation
  • The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation


League of Education Voters Buddies

Apex Foundation
Aurora Lilac Fund
Barton Family Foundation
Barton Family Trust
Biller Family Foundation
The Boeing Company
Brown Family Fund
Bushnell Family Fund
Carter Subaru
College Spark Washington
College Success Foundation
Ellison Foundation
First Five Years Funds
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
David and Cathy Habib Foundation
The Adrian Hanauer Foundation
The Hanlon Foundation
Knossos Foundation
Kongsgaard Goldman Foundation
Lucky Seven Foundation
Microsoft Corporation
Opportunities for Education Foundation
Ordinary People Foundation
The Raikes Foundation
Satterberg Foundation
Schaar and Whelpton Foundation
The Seattle Foundation
John and Mary Shirley Foundation
Stuart Foundation
United Jewish Foundation
Vogt Family Foundation


The National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development Buddies

The Aspen Institute

The Learning Policy Institute’s Linda Darling-Hammond

Business Roundtable President John Engler

Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver

Jim Shelton, president of education for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative 

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe

 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust



NNSTOY Buddies


The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

American Federation of Teachers

Blackboard Collaborate

Clowder Consulting

Council for the Accredation of Educator Preperation (CAEP)


Digital Learning Day

Digital Promise

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Educational Testing Service (ETS)

The Center on Great Teachers and Leaders

Hope Street Group


Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)

The Lowell Milken Center


The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

National Council on Teaching Quality (NCTQ)

The National Education Association Foundation

Public Impact


Teachers Ignite/The Ignite Show

The University of Phoenix



Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation





College Board


National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

University of Phoenix




The NEA Foundation

People to People

School Improvement Network


Hope Street Group Buddies

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Blue Cross Blue Shield of California Foundation

City Bridge Foundation

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Foundation for Excellence in Education

Harold KL Castle Foundation

Hawai’i Community Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation


McInery Foundation


Omidyar Network


Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Voya Financial

Walmart Foundation

Alcoa Foundation

The Joyce Foundation


Partnership for Learning Buddies

Washington Roundtable

The Washington Roundtable is a non-profit, public policy organization comprised of senior executives from major private sector employers throughout Washington state. Since 1983, the Roundtable has worked to create positive change on critical policy issues that foster economic growth, generate jobs and improve quality of life for Washingtonians. Partnership for Learning is the education foundation of the Roundtable.

Alliance for Education

The Alliance for Education works to ensure every child in Seattle Public Schools is prepared for success in college, career and life. Since inception in 1995, the Alliance has worked to cultivate the practice of charitable giving to education causes in Seattle and to build public support for education as a matter of social justice and economic prosperity.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Gates Foundation, among its may priorities, has set an ambitious goal in K-12 education: to graduate all students college-ready. Only a third of students graduate on-time with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed beyond high school. Gates and the Partnership have long worked together to provide all students— especially low-income and minority students — with the opportunity to realize their full potential

Center of Reinventing Public Education

The Center on Revinventing Public Education (CRPE) engages in independent research and policy analysis on a range of K-12 public education reform issues, including choice & charters, finance & productivity, teachers, urban district reform, leadership, and state and federal reform.

Community Center for Education Results

Founded in 2010, Community Center for Education Results (CCER) has fostered the growth of a regional framework by leveraging the belief that collective effort is necessary to make large-scale educational change. CCER supports The Road Map Project and is dedicated to dramatically improving education results in South Seattle and South King County.

Excellent Schools Now

Led by Partnership for Learning, the League of Education Voters and Stand for Children, the Excellent Schools Now coalition includes more than 30 Washington education, business and community-based organizations. The coalition, which released the widely endorse A+ Washington education plan in 2012, works to achieve meaningful education reform at the state and local level that increases student achievement, closes the achievement gap and prepares students to be college and career-ready.

Our Schools Coalition

A diverse group of over 30 Seattle-based organizations and community leaders came together in March 2010 to form the Our Schools Coalition. Our Schools Coalition united to express the community’s voice in teacher contract negotiations, to advocate for our children, and to support teachers as professionals.

Washington STEM

Washington STEM advances excellence, equity, and innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in Washington state, working with education leaders at the state, district and school level.

Washington Coalition for Public Charter Schools

The Washington Coalition for Public Charter Schools, which placed the 1-1240 on the ballot and worked to get it passed in November 2012, continues its leadership efforts to support effective implementation of high-quality charter schools. These charter schools will serve at-risk students and those who attend persistently low-performing schools. The coalition is led by Democrats for Education ReformLeague of Education Voters, Partnership for Learning and Stand for Children.

National Partners


Created by the nation’s governors and corporate leaders, Achieve is an independent, bipartisan, non-profit education reform organization based in Washington, D.C. that helps states raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments and strengthen accountability.

Center for American Progress

The Center for American Progress is a think tank offering policy proposals, talking points, events, news and columns to improving the lives ofAmericans through progressive ideas and action.

PIE Network

The PIE Network (Policy Innovators in Education) connects 39 nonprofit, civic-led organizations in 25 states and the District of Columbia to build, support and promote a network of education advocacy organizations working to improve K-12 education in their states and the nation.

Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Research, publications, and projects make the Thomas B. Fordham Institute a leading source of analysis, commentary and purposefulaction in pursuit of educational excellence for every child.


Achieve Inc. Buddies

Alcoa Foundation

AT&T Foundation

The Battelle Foundation

Bayer USA Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Boeing Company

Brookhill Foundation

Carnegie Corporation of New York


The Cisco Foundation



The GE Foundation


IBM Corporation

Intel Foundation

JP Morgan Chase Foundation

The Joyce Foundation

The Leona & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

Lumina Foundation

MetLife Foundation



Noyce Foundation

The Prudential Foundation

  1. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

Sandler Foundation

State Farm Insurance Companies

Travelers Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


Chalkbeat Buddies

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Brett Family Foundation

Carson Foundation

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

Donnell-Kay Foundation

Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc.

Emerson Collective

Ford Foundation

Fox Family Foundation

Gates Family Foundation

George T. Cameron Education Foundation

I Dream a World Foundation

J.R. Hyde III Family Foundation Donor Advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

Ken Hirsh

La Vida Feliz Foundation

Lilly Endowment Inc.

Paul Appelbaum

Plough Foundation

  1. Boykin Curry IV

Richard and Diana Beattie

Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Inc.

Rose Community Foundation

Sue Lehmann

The Anschutz Foundation

The Caswell Jin Foundation

The Colorado Health Foundation

The Denver Foundation

The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

The Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, a program of the Gill Foundation

The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation

The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The Joyce Foundation

The Moriah Fund

The Pinkerton Foundation

The Piton Foundation

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Walton Family Foundation



Nevada Succeeds Buddies

Board of Directors

Governor Bob Miller
RJM Consulting

Ron Reese
Las Vegas Sands

Jacob Reynolds
Hutchison & Steffen

Brent Husson
Nevada Succeeds

Robert Anderson
Snell & Wilmer

Marty Carver
All-in-Web Pro

Owen Carver
All-in-Web Pro

Viola Cody
Entravision Reno

Valerie Glenn
The Glenn Group

Jeff Jenkins
Nevada State Bank

Kristin McLarty
Las Vegas Sands

Lori Nelson
Station Casinos

Michael Newman

Andres Ramirez
Ramirez Group

Chris Roman
MundoMax Vegas

Mike Sloan
Station Casinos

Denette Suddeth
Wells Fargo

Dan Tuntland
DJT Enterprises


Joseph Carleone
American Pacific

Kirk Clausen
Wells Fargo

Michael Gaughan
South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

John Gibson
American Pacific

Dallas Haun
Nevada State Bank

Mike Leven
Las Vegas Sands


Switch Communications

Dennis & Carol Troesh

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

MGM Resorts International

J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation



Excellence in Ed Donors:


2014 ExcelinEd Donors

Greater than $1,000,000

Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

Walton Family Foundation

$500,001 – $1,000,000

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

GE Foundation

News Corporation

Charles & Helen Schwab Foundation

$250,001 – $500,000

Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Bessemer Trust

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Helios Education Foundation

The Kovner Foundation

The Stiles-Nicholson Foundation

Triad Foundation

$100,001 – $250,000

Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation

Jeb Bush & Associates

Emerson Collective

Jaquelin Hume Foundation Digital Learning Now

$50,001 – $100,000

ACT Aspire LLC National Summit

The Doris & Donald Fisher Fund National Summit

Kern Family Foundation National Summit

Bill and Susan Oberndorf Foundation National Summit

The Paul E. Singer Foundation

$25,001 – $50,000

Bill and Mary Ann Becker

College Board National Summit

Intel Corporation National Summit

William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust Arts for Life

K12 National Summit

McGraw-Hill Education National Summit

Peter G. Peterson

The Perelman Family Foundation Arts for Life

Tampa Bay Host Committee



2013 ExcelinEd Donors

Greater than $1,000,000

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

GE Foundation

Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

$500,001 – $1,000,000

Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation

News Corporation

Walton Family Foundation

$250,001 – $500,000

Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Charles & Helen Schwab Foundation

$100,001 – $250,000

Emerson Collective

Kern Family Foundation

The Kovner Foundation

Microsoft National Summit



$50,001 – $100,000

The Dick & Betsy DeVos Foundation

Exxon Mobil Corporation National Summit

The Doris & Donald Fisher Fund National Summit

Susan and Bill Oberndorf Foundation National Summit

The Paul E. Singer Foundation

Triad Foundation

  1. Ted Weschler

$25,001 – $50,000

  1. William Becker

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

The Douglas and Maria DeVos Foundation

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt National Summit

Intel Corporation National Summit

K12 National Summit

William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust

Pearson National Summit

Scholastic National Summit

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation National Summit

William E. Simon Foundation

Target National Summit

Anonymous National Summit


The Perelman Family Foundation Arts for Life

$5,000 – $25,000

Academica Corp. National Summit

Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC National Summit

Bart Broadman

Jeb Bush & Associates

Joseph L. Caruncho Arts for Life

Charter Schools USA National Summit

The Cobb Family Foundation, Inc.

The Gary Chartrand Advised Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

Edgenuity, Inc. National Summit

ETS National Summit

Finnegan Family Foundation

Jeanne Godwin Arts for Life

Goodnight Education Foundation

Knight Foundation Arts for Life

Kyra InfoTech, Inc. Arts for Life

Morgridge Family Foundation National Summit

PGA Tour Inc.

Publix Super Markets Charities Arts for Life

Raymond James Financial Arts for Life

Renaissance Learning National Summit

Responsive Education Solutions National Summit

Robert and Margaret Rothman Arts for Life

SAS Institute Inc. National Summit

State Farm Insurance National Summit

The Travelers Companies, Inc. National Summit

VSCHOOLZ National Summit

Wells Fargo


2012 ExcelinEd Donors

Greater than $1,000,000

GE Foundation

$500,001 – $1,000,000

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Walton Family Foundation

$250,001 – $500,000

Robertson Foundation

Charles & Helen Schwab Foundation

$100,001 – $250,000

Emerson Collective

Carnegie Corporation of New York

The Kovner Foundation



$50,001 – $100,000

The Doris & Donald Fisher Fund National Summit

Kern Family Foundation

Morris County Chamber of Commerce

Susan and Bill Oberndorf Foundation

Pearson National Summit

The Paul E. Singer Foundation

Target National Summit

Anonymous National Summit

$25,001 – $50,000

  1. William Becker

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

The Dick & Betsy DeVos Foundation

The Douglas and Maria DeVos Foundation

Intel Corporation National Summit

K12 National Summit

George Kaiser Family Foundation National Summit

McGraw-Hill Companies National Summit

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation National Summit

Scholastic National Summit

William E. Simon Foundation

Anonymous National Summit

$5,000 – $25,000

Academica Corp. National Summit

Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC National Summit

Apex Learning National Summit

Jeb Bush & Associates

Charter Schools USA National Summit

The Cobb Family Foundation, Inc.

Connections Education National Summit

Edgenuity, Inc. National Summit

ETS National Summit

Finnegan Family Foundation

Don Gaetz

Garner Foundation

Goodnight Educational Foundation

Kenneth Hirsh

Kathy and Al Hubbard

Jackson Healthcare LLC

Dr. Arthur and Belinda Keiser Arts for Life

William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust Arts for Life

Kyra InfoTech, Inc. Arts for Life

Morgridge Family Foundation National Summit

Publix Super Markets Charities Arts for Life

Raymond James Financial Arts for Life

Robert and Margaret Rothman Arts for Life

SAS Institute Inc. National Summit

SMART Technologies National Summit

State Farm Insurance National Summit

Wal-Mart Foundation

World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

Wells Fargo Arts for Life


Anonymous Arts for Life

Anonymous Arts for Life





Anonymous Arts for Life

Anonymous Arts for Life



Gates Funding to Various Education Groups


Achievement Network                                  $450,249


America’s Promise                                                          $500,000

Battelle for Kids                                                                $249,808

Benchmark Education Company, LLC       $  25,000

BetterLesson, Inc.                                                    $3,527,240

Center for Applied Linguistics                     $249,396

Center for Curriculum Redesign, Inc.                       $198,000

Center for Teaching Quality, Inc.                               $249,471


Common Core, Inc.                                                         $550,844

Common Ground Software, Inc.                               $500,000

ConnectEDU, Inc.                                                             $499,375

Council for a Strong America                               $1,550,000

Creative Commons Corporation                        $1,099,687

Cristo Rey Network                                                         $556,006

Education Development Center, Inc.      $211,795

Expeditionary Learning Outward

Bound, Inc.                                                         $250,000

Filament Games, LLC                                                      $  25,000

Fund for Public Schools, Inc.                                 $1,815,810

JUMP Math                                                                        $698,587

iCivics, Inc.                                                                          $500,000

Khan Academy, Inc.                                                 $4,079,361


Learning Forward                                                             $999,795

LearnZillion, Inc.                                                               $250,000


Massachusetts Business Alliance for

Education, Inc.                                  $151,431

MetaMetrics, Inc.                                                    $3,468,005

National Center for Family Literacy, Inc.                 $236,796

National Math and Science Initiative, Inc.              $248,760

National Paideia Center                                                $659,788

New Teacher Center                                                      $250,000

New Venture Fund                                                         $200,000


New Visions for Public Schools, Inc.                         $250,000


Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children  $240,000

Prichard Committee for Academic

Excellence                                                           $198,206

Reasoning Mind, Inc.                                                      $742,996

Research in Action, Inc.                          $1,309,409

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.     $4,618,652

Scholastic, Inc.                                            $4,463,541

Six Red Marbles, LLC                                       $500,000

State Education Technology                                        $500,000

WestEd                                                                                $  30,000


List compiled 10-04-13 by Mercedes Schneider using the Gates grant search engine:

American Agora Foundation  $100,000

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research  $1,068, 788

Aspen Institute, Inc.  $3,689,945

Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, Inc.  $231,846

James B. Hunt, Jr., Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy Foundation, Inc.  $6,049,352

KnowledgeWorks Foundation  $241,747

Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Inc.  $350,000

New America Foundation  $200,002

Thomas B. Fordham Institute  $1,961,116


DePaul University  $248,343

George Washington University  $259, 895

Harvard University  $557,168

Massachusetts Institute of Technology  $3,004,132

Michigan State University  $650,000

New York University $40,282

Purdue University  $1,453,832

Regents University of California, Los Angeles  $942,527

Stanford University  $2,292,500

University of Arizona  $3,416,901

University of Florida  $250,000

University of Kentucky Research Foundation  $1,000,000

University of Michigan  $1,999,999

University of Missouri, Columbia  $249,826

University of the State of New York  $600,000

University of Washington Foundation  $610,819 


Colorado Legacy Foundation (CO Dept. of Ed.):  $11,455,547

Delaware Department of Education:  $400,000

Georgia Department of Education:  $1,980,892

      Atlanta Public Schools  $500,000

      Forsyth County Schools  $151,200

Kentucky Department of Education  $12,028,366

Pennsylvania Department of Education $526,960

       School District of Philadelphia  $500,000

Louisiana Department of Education  $7,351,708

       Baton Rouge Foundation  $800,000

Office of Superintendent of Public Instr. (Sovereignty Tribes):  $75,000

Region 8 ESC (Ed Service Center) of Northeast Indiana:  $249,505

Albuquerque Public Schools (New Mexico):  $500,000

Cleveland Metropolitan School District (Ohio):  $497,752

Perkins School for the Blind (Massachusetts):  $249,113


National Association of State Boards of Education:  $2,328,625

Education Commission of the States:  $799,221

Hillsborough County Council of PTA/PTSAs (Florida):  $800,000

Military Child Education Coalition  $419,963

Council of State Governments  $369,623

National Writing Project  $3,095,593

National Council of Teachers of English:  $249,482


American Enterprise Institute: $1,068,788.

American Federation of Teachers: $5,400,000.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development: $3,269,428.

Council of Great City Schools: $5,010,988.

Education Trust: $2,039,526.

National Congress of Parents and Teachers: $499,962.

National Education Association: $3,982,597.

Thomas B. Fordham Institute: $1,961,116.


Alliance for Excellent Education Buddies


AT&T Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Carnegie Corporation of New York

GE Foundation

James Irvine Foundation

Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Foundation

National Public Education Support Fund

State Farm

William & Flora Hewlett Foundation



Advance Illinois Buddies

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


The Brinson Foundation

CME Group Foundation

Dunham Fund

Grand Victoria Foundation

The Joyce Foundation

Lloyd A Fry Foundation

PIE Network

Polk Bros Foundation

Robert A McCormick Foundation

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

State Farm

Steans Family Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation


Alliance for Early Success Buddies

Buffett Early Childhood Fund

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Richard W. Goldman Family Foundation

Irving Harris Foundation

Heising-Simons Foundation

George Kaiser Family Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

JB and MK Pritzker Family Foundation

An anonymous donor



ReadyNation Buddies

Alliance for Early Success

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Bernard van Leer Foundation

Betterment Fund

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bingham Program

Boone Family Foundation

Bostock Family Foundation

California Education Policy Fund

Clark-Fox Family Foundation

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The Davis Foundation

Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation

Robert Dugger (Managing Director, Hanover Provident Capital)

Early Childhood Funders Collaborative

Eli Lilly & Company

The Fisher Foundation

Frances Hollis Brain Foundation

George Gund Foundation

Hagedorn Foundation

Heising-Simons Foundation

Irving Harris Foundation

James Irvine Foundation

John T. Gorman Foundation

The Jacobs Foundation

Kaplan Early Learning Company

Kresge Foundation

Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

McCormick Foundation

Meadows Foundation

Primrose Schools

Pritzker Children’s Initiative

Read Aloud 15 MINUTES

Robert Sterling Clark Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Sam L. Cohen Foundation

Scholastic Corporation

Jim Spurlino

Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium Fund

United Way of Greater Cincinnati

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

And an anonymous donor



NASBE Buddies

Premium Level Partners

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Helmsley Charitable Trust

Hewlett Foundation

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Open Society Foundations

The Wallace Foundation


Gold Level Partners


College Board

Foundation for Child Development

Mylan Pharmaceuticals


Silver Level Partners


Bronze Level Partners

American Institutes for Research


Measurement Inc.



Jobs for the Future Buddies

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Arthur M. Blank Foundation


The Boston Foundation

The California Endowment

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Chicago Public Schools

Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund

Denver Public Schools

Dollar General Literacy Foundation

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Helmsley Trust

Hyams Foundation

James Irvine Foundation

The Joyce Foundation

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

WK Kellogg Foundation

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The Kresge Foundation

Lumina Foundation

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Michigan Community College Association


National Science Foundation

Nellie Mae Education Foundation

New York City Department of Education

Noyce Foundation

The Pinkerton Foundation

Prudential Foundation

Rockefeller Foundation


Surdna Foundation

Tennessee Department of Education

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

University of Phoenix Foundation

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Labor

WalMart Foundation

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation


Education Trust Buddies

Laura & John Arnold Foundation

Carnegie Corporation of New York

The College Board

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

The Joyce Foundation

The Kresge Foundation

Lumina Foundation

State Farm Companies Foundation

The Wallace Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation


Center on Reinventing Public Education Buddies


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
US Department of Education
Walton Family Foundation


Policy Partners

PIE Network

Educate Cities

National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools


Education Resource Strategies (ERS) Buddies

Our Funders:

Other Collaborators:

Past Funders:

  • The MacArthur Foundation
  • The Stupski Foundation
  • The Broad Foundation
  • The Boston Plan for Excellence
  • The Chicago Public Education Fund
  • The Fund for Educational Excellence
  • The Leon Lowenstein Foundation
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Center for Collaborative Education Buddies

Barr Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Boston Foundation

California Community Foundation

IBM Foundation

Nellie Mae Education Foundation

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Next Generation Learning Challenges

Rhode Island Foundation

  1. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation

U.S. Department of Education


Next Generation Learning Challenge Buddies


EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the intelligent use of information technology in higher education. EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic decisions at every level. The association’s programs include applied research and analysis, strategic policy advocacy, teaching and learning initiatives, professional development, print and online information resources, and special interest collaborative communities. The current membership comprises more than 2,300 colleges, universities, and educational organizations.


The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues.


 The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (INACOL), a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership association based in the Washington, DC area with more than 3,700 members. iNACOL is unique in that its members represent a diverse cross-section of K-12 education from school districts, charter schools, state education agencies, non-profit organizations, colleges, universities and research institutions, corporate entities and other content and technology providers. iNACOL hosts the annual Virtual School Symposium (VSS).


  The League for Innovation in the Community College is an international organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. We host conferences and institutes, develop Web resources, conduct research, produce publications, provide services, and lead projects and initiatives with our member colleges, corporate partners, and other agencies in our continuing efforts to make a positive difference for students and communities.


Guided by the belief that every life has equal value,The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.



The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1967 to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. The Foundation’s programs have ambitious goals that include: helping to reduce global poverty, limiting the risk of climate change, improving education for students in California and elsewhere, improving reproductive health and rights worldwide, supporting vibrant performing arts in our community, advancing the field of philanthropy, and supporting disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.


The Broad Foundation was founded by the Broad family in the 1960s as a way to support their charitable interests and causes. But with their financial success from the sale of SunAmerica, the Broads focused their charitable giving in a new style of investing that was more akin to their business acumen: venture philanthropy. Today, The Broad Foundations, which include The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and The Broad Art Foundation, have assets of $2.1 billion. Their mission is to advance entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science and the arts.


CityBridge Foundation works to build a citywide system of high-performing schools in Washington, D.C. We identify, incubate, and invest in the most promising practices in public education in the District as we strive to create a robust portfolio of transformative schools—traditional public and charter—needed for success for all children. To ensure lasting success for this work, we offer a suite of engagement opportunities for local leaders in the business and philanthropic community. Our goal is to provide these prospective “stewards for education” with the knowledge and support to be advocates for continued, sustained progress in our schools.

LEAP Innovations advances personalized learning to prepare Americans for 21st Century skills by piloting, evaluating and diffusing successful teaching and learning innovations. Through the LEAP Pilot Network, the organization identifies education technology tools for critical learning gaps and matches them with learning environments prepared for them to create a rapid feedback loop, accelerating refinement while using rigorous standards so educators can quickly adopt what works. LEAP also provides co-working and training space and programs to bring together school designers, educators, entrepreneurs, tech companies, learning scientists and students to develop next-generation learning models, share ideas, co-develop solutions, and receive quality training.


The Chicago Public Education Fund is a nonprofit organization working to build a critical mass of great public schools in Chicago by investing in talented principals and enabling effective educator teams to reinvent classroom learning. The Fund serves as a catalyst for accelerating positive learning and life outcomes for students in all of Chicago’s charter and district public schools. The Fund is a longstanding leader in identifying and scaling what works for teachers and principals, as well as for the students they serve.


Inspired by their passion for children and by a shared desire to improve the lives of children living in urban poverty, Michael and Susan Dell established their Austin, Texas-based foundation in 1999. To date, the foundation has committed more than $1 billion to assist nonprofit organizations working in major urban communities in the United States, South Africa and India. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation focuses on opportunities with the greatest potential to directly and measurably transform the lifelong outcomes of impoverished urban children around the globe. For more information, please


The New England Secondary School Consortium (NESSC) is a regional partnership that promotes forward-thinking innovations in the design and delivery of secondary education across New England. The five partner states—Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont—work together to close persistent achievement gaps and promote greater educational equity and opportunity for all students.
New Schools for New Orleans and its coalition partners envision New Orleans transforming from a “C” school system to an “A” system—one that prepares all students for college and career—with effective personalized learning as a key driver. New Orleans will become a national proof point for what is possible when innovative school models operate within a system built on autonomy, accountability, and choice. The structure of the New Orleans coalition, which seeks to scale personalized learning, reflects these principles and decentralized environment. The coalition includes three non-profits: New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO), Educate Now!, and 4.0 Schools (4.0), with the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) and the Louisiana Recovery School District (RSD).
The Rogers Family Foundation (RFF) seeks to catalyze organizations and systems to achieve and excel at the highest level in positively transforming the educational experience and opportunities for Oakland’s most disadvantaged students. Investing both staffing and funding resources, the Foundation envisions a future in which all Oakland students will graduate college-, career-, and community-ready. RFF is committed to ensuring that all students in Oakland have the opportunity to attend a high-quality school. Given the crucial importance of early school readiness, RFF has also set the goal that, by 2020, 85% of students will read at grade level by the end of third grade. In addition, RFF believes that achievement gaps by socioeconomic status must be eliminated for the city’s educational system to truly achieve transformative change.


The Colorado Education Initiative and its coalition partners imagine a future where education is designed to: help students develop the academic, professional, entrepreneurial, personal, and civic competencies that a modern society and economy demand; support educators in creating learning environments designed to maximize these outcomes for students; and promote systems that support and incentivize educators in this effort.


At Overdeck Family Foundation, our mission is helping all kids achieve their greatest academic potential.


Barr Foundation’s mission is to invest in human, natural, and creative potential, serving as thoughtful stewards and catalysts. Based in Boston, Barr focuses regionally, and selectively engages nationally, working in partnership with nonprofits, foundations, the public sector, and civic and business leaders to elevate the arts for vibrant, vital, and engaged communities; advance solutions for climate change; and expand educational opportunity. With assets of $1.6 billion, Barr is among the largest private foundations in New England and has contributed more than $710 million to charitable causes since 1999. Barr’s Education Program is focused on the goal of connecting all students to success in and beyond high school.


National Council on Teacher Quality Donors

Aaron Straus and Lillie Straus Foundation

Anschutz Foundation

Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Barr Foundation

Belk Foundation

Bodman Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Boston Foundation

Bower Foundation

Bruni Foundation

Chamberlin Family Foundation

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Cleveland Foundation

Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

Eloise Susanna Gale Foundation

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Finnegan Family Foundation

Foundation For The Mid South

George Gund Foundation

Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust

Heinz Endowments

Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation

J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation

James M. Cox Foundation

Joyce Foundation

Keller Foundation

Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Longfield Family Foundation

Longwood Foundation, Inc.

Lynch Foundation

Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation

Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation

Osa Foundation

Phil Hardin Foundation

Powell Foundation

Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

Sartain Lanier Family Foundation

Searle Freedom Trust

Sid W. Richardson Foundation

Sidney A. Swensrud Foundation

Smith Richardson

Trefler Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Walker Foundation

Walton Family Foundation

William E. Simon Foundation

Zeist Foundation

Anonymous (6)



KIPP Foundation Buddies

$60,000,000 and Above

Doris and Donald Fisher Fund

The Walton Family Foundation

$10,000,000 – $25,000,000

The Atlantic Philanthropies

The broad foundation education

Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

Robertson Foundation

$5,000,000 – $9,999,999



Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Citi Foundation


Thomas and Susan Dunn

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Karsh Family Foundation

New Profit Inc.

Rainwater Charitable Foundation

Arthur Rock and Toni Rembe



50Can Buddies


ABM Property Management

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation 

Bush Foundation

Harold K.L. Castle Foundation

Education Success Network

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Google, Inc.

The Mike Jones Fund of the Ayco Charitable Foundation

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Ted and Mary Kellner

Tina and Kurt Kloehn

Koaniani Fund of the Hawai’i Community Foundation

Carl Kullback

Kathleen and Marc Porter Magee 

Steve and Sue Mandel

Milwaukee Works

The Minneapolis Foundation

Agustin A. Ramirez, Jr. Family Foundation

Robins Foundation

Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock

Jonathan Sackler

Walton Family Foundation


Carnegie Corporation of New York

Carter Family Charitable Trust

The Collette Foundation

Hasbro Children’s Fund

The Hassenfeld Foundation 

Leon Lowenstein Foundation, Inc.

McAdams Charitable Foundation

Kara and David Milner

Donna M. Nesselbush

The Rhode Island Foundation 

TriMix Foundation


The Abell Foundation

Baltimore Community Foundation

The Blaustein Philanthropic Foundation

Eddie Brown

Brown Advisory

Brown Capital Management

Coalition of Baltimore Public Charter Schools

Foundation for Maryland’s Future

France-Merrick Foundation

Goldseker Foundation

Nancy Grasmick

Andy and Jennifer Grossman

KRV Foundation Fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation

Lerner Family Foundation

LifeBridge Health

The Brigitte and Donald Manekin Family Philanthropic Fund of The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

Manger Family Foundation

Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds

National Harbor Community Outreach Fund of the Foundation for the National Capital Region

Pastor Michael Phillips

John Prugh

Marsha Reeves

Phillip R. and Brenda Brown Rever 

Sylvan/Laureate Foundation

The Aber D. Unger Foundation

David Warnock

The Warnock Family Foundation

Judith and M. Richard Wyman Philanthropic Fund

Jean Wyman, ACME Philanthropic Fund of the Associated Jewish Charities



3M Foundation

The Albright Foundation

F.R. Bigelow Foundation

John Brandenborg

Otto Bremer Foundation

Bush Foundation

The Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation

The Civic Engagement Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation

Comcast – Twin Cities Region

The Community Leadership Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation 

John and Page Cowles

Kitty Crosby


Education Transformation Initiative’s Strategic Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation

The Eugene U. and Mary F. Frey Family Fund

Michael J. and Karen B. Frey Foundation

General Mills Foundation 

John and Denise Graves Foundation

Greater Twin Cities United Way 

Gary Haugen

David A. and Barbara L. Henderson 

Virginia Hubbard

The Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation

The Joyce Foundation

Mike and Mary Kate McFadden

Dick and Joyce H. McFarland Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation

Bonnie and Lee McGrath

The McKnight Foundation

Medtronic Foundation

The Minneapolis Foundation

Kate and David Mortenson

Fr. Michael O’Connell

Olson Foundation Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation

Tim Penny

Persephone Fund of the Whitney Foundation

The Piper Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation

The Remele Family Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation

The Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi Foundation

The Saint Paul Foundation

Kate Sattler

Smikis Foundation

Soran Foundation

Ed and Val Spencer

The Travelers Foundation

Sandra L. Vargas

WEM Foundation

Benson and Mary Whitney

Wheelock Whitney and Kathleen Blatz


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bloomberg Philanthropies

The Bodman Foundation

Kenneth M. Hirsh

William E. Simon Foundation

Speedwell Foundation


Allies for Children

Patricia and Thomas Canfield

Catholics for Communications and Strategic Execution

Samuel S. Fels Fund

Haldeman Family Foundation 

Robert J. Hall

Harry R. Halloran, Jr. Fund at TPF Special Assets Fund

The Heinz Endowments

The Brook J. Lenfest Foundation

Mamie Doyle Mannella and Marc Mannella 

Evelyn McNiff 

Richard King Mellon Foundation

The Miles Family Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation

Michael & Jeannie O’Neill

William Penn Foundation

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children

  1. Night Shyamalan Foundation

Janine and Jeff Yass

Anonymous (3)


Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Ann Borowiec

Brian J. Carlin

Sam Cole & Marika Alzadon

Community Foundation of New Jersey

R&C Donovan Family Foundation, Inc (Ken Donovan)

Educational Testing Service

Healey Education Foundation

The Healey Family Foundation (Thomas Healey)

F.M. Kirby Foundation

John Langan

The Maeve Foundation (Mary Farrell)

The MCJ Amelior Foundation

Newark Charter School Fund

The Prudential Foundation

Robin Ross Fund #2 of the Community Foundation of New Jersey (Ray Chambers)

The Walter V. and Judith L. Shipley Family Foundation

Peter J. Sidebottom

William E. Simon Foundation

Turrell Fund

Josh and Judy Weston Family Foundation

Helmut Weymar

Anonymous (2)



Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University Buddies

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Boston Plan for Excellence

Broad Center for the Management of School Systems

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Ford Foundation

Fund for Public Schools Inc.

Institute for Educational Sciences (IES)

Jobs for the Future

Massachusetts 2020

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

Spencer Foundation

The Atlantic Philanthropies

The Heckscher Foundation for Children

The Joyce Foundation



Breakthrough Learning Buddies

Government and Community Partners

Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools (AIRSS)
Center for Creative Leadership
Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis
Consortium for Educational Change (CEC)
Golden Triangle Development LINK
Illinois Association of School Administrators (AASA)
Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB)
Illinois Community College Board (ICCB)
Illinois Education Association (IEA)
Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT)
Illinois Principals Association (IPA)
Mississippi Association of Partners in Education (MAPE)
Mississippi Department of Education
Mississippi State University Research & Curriculum Unit
National Academy Foundation
National Science Foundation
NC Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center
North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE)
North Carolina Community College System
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
North Carolina Education Cabinet
North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
North Carolina Office of the Governor
North Carolina State Board of Education
South Carolina Council on Competitiveness
South Carolina Department of Education
The University of North Carolina General Administration
Transform SC
U.S. Department of Education
100K in 10

Corporate and Foundation Donors

A.J. Fletcher Foundation
AT&T Aspire
Babcock & Wilcox
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Biogen Foundation
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Capitol Broadcasting Company
Carnegie Corporation of New York
ChildTrust Foundation
Cisco Systems
Duke Energy
Duke Medicine
Golden Corral
Golden LEAF Foundation
Goodnight Educational Foundation
HCL America
Lauren & James Whitehurst Family Foundation
LEGO Education Foundation
Marathon Petroleum
North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives
Red Hat
Reynolds American Foundation
SERVE Center at UNC Greensboro
The Edward M Armfield Foundation
The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust
Wells Fargo Bank
Wells Fargo Foundation
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation


Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Buddies

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Consiladated Management Resources

Lamar Plunett Family

Lumina Foundation

National Board of Professional Teaching Standards

National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, University of Louisville

National Institute of Health

National Science Foundation

The Pearson Foundation

The U.S. Department of Education


Learning Forward Buddies

Strategic Partners

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Get It Right: Common Sense on the Common Core campaign from the Learning First Alliance 

Houston Endowment

The Wallace Foundation

Supporting Partners

School Improvement Network



Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center)

Data Quality Campaign

Knowledge Alliance 

Learning First Alliance

National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE)

National Center for Literacy in Education 

National Forum for Middle School


Nike School Innovation Fund




USDOE Teach to Lead



iNACOL Buddies

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Nellie Mae Education Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation



National Center for Education and the Economy (NCEE) Buddies

  • Alan L. Wurtzel
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Apple Computer, Inc.
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Circuit City Foundation
  • David Rockefeller/David Rockefeller, Jr. Trust
  • DeWitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Ford Motor Company Fund
  • Gannett Foundation
  • GTE Foundation
  • Holland Associates
  • Jewel-Osco
  • John D. and Catherine T. Mac Arthur Foundation
  • Lilly Endowment, Inc.
  • Lumina Foundation for Education
  • Melville Corporation
  • Nellie Mae Education Foundation
  • New American Schools
  • New Schools Venture Fund
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Sam M. and Helen R. Walton Foundation
  • SJS, Inc.
  • Target Stores
  • The Abell Foundation
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • The Boeing Company
  • The Broad Foundation
  • The Danforth Foundation
  • The German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • The Leon Foundation
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • The Stupski Foundation
  • Union Carbide Corporation
  • The Union Carbide Foundation, Inc.
  • Verizon Foundation
  • Walmart Foundation
  • Walton Enterprises
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Xerox Corporation


American Institutes for Research (AIR)



Let’s just say that Lux Luther would be proud.


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