Grantmaking

Grantmaking

We fund work that strengthens learning in and out of the classroom to measurably improve outcomes at scale for all children in the U.S.

We believe in the importance of scaling evidence-based projects to achieve greater social impact, while embracing calculated risk when seeding or backing new ideas. As such, we make investments based on the following principles:

  1. Invest in CATALYTIC and INCREMENTAL IMPACT
  2. SCALE what’s proven to work
  3. Account for CONTEXT and TIMING
  4. Look for INNOVATION at intersections
  5. TAKE RISKS and LEARN from failure

Grantmaking Approach

  1. Operate a PERSONALIZED and EFFICIENT process, incorporating feedback loops
  2. Take a USER-CENTERED approach in evaluating potential and outcomes  
  3. Be GRACIOUS and HUMBLE in our funding
  4. Seek to be a true PARTNER, supporting grantees’ overall success
  5. Build ACCOUNTABILITY TO GOALS and measure improvement valued by all
  6. Use instinct and data to guide THOUGHTFUL decision-making
  7. LEARN TRANSPARENTLY from successes and failures

Diligence Process Overview

Potential Grantee Diligence Process Overview