Meet our Grantees
How much coaching do parents need to support young children’s learning?
A recent I-LABS study, funded by Overdeck Family Foundation, found that two 45-minute sessions of coaching can enrich parental language interactions and positively impact child language outcomes.
Public Impact’s Opportunity Culture
Helping teachers produce extraordinary results in America’s public schools.
Meet Public Impact’s Opportunity Culture initiative, a team empowering all teachers to produce student learning gains equivalent to those of teachers in the top quartile in math and nearly that in reading. The best part? Results come at a marginal cost to the district.
NewSchools Venture Fund
Expanding the measures of student success.
NewSchools Venture Fund supports education entrepreneurs who aim to bring student-centered learning to 100,000 students by 2020. The national nonprofit is supported by Overdeck, CZI, Walton, Arnold, Bezos, Carnegie, Dell Foundations, and others.
Education First's Family Math
Increasing early math confidence to bridge the achievement gap.
Early math skills are key to later academic success: math skills upon entering kindergarten are the best predictor of 8th grade performance regardless of race, gender, or SES status.
Overdeck Family Foundation, in collaboration with Heising-Simons, Gates, and McCormick Foundations, is working to elevate family math to the same level as literacy.
Using cross-disciplinary datasets to improve student success.
Economists Raj Chetty (Harvard), John Friedman (Brown), and Nathan Hendren (Harvard) are linking education and non-education data to improve economic opportunity and upward mobility.
Their Opportunity Insights institute aims to use this data to document both the decline of the American Dream and potential solutions to revive it.
Support families, caregivers, and communities in accessing and using evidence-based parenting practices proven to make a difference in the early lives of children.
Empower K-12 teachers by providing them access to evidence-based preparation, high-quality instructional resources, and ongoing professional learning and leadership opportunities.
Partner with schools to create student-centered, evidence-based K-12 learning environments that are responsive to learner and community needs.
Improve access to out-of-school STEM opportunities, allowing children to unlock their curiosity and explore mind-expanding challenges.
Data for Action
Increase the connectivity and usability of data in order to accelerate insights that improve practice and policy for children and families.
We invest for real-world impact
We scale evidence-based projects and help early-stage initiatives develop and validate their evidence base. We also look for intersections between silos, investing there for maximum effect.
We value genuine connection
We support organizations that respond to local needs and contexts, commit to a culture of learning and improvement, and incorporate community voice.
We are dedicated to collaboration
We value collaborative thinking, both in our work with grantees and with fellow funders. Our partnerships are designed to maximize impact, scale, and knowledge—advancing the field as a whole.