Our Investment Areas

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Early Impact

Support families, caregivers, and communities in accessing and using evidence-based parenting practices proven to make a difference in the early lives of children.

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Exceptional Educators

Empower K-12 teachers by providing them access to evidence-based preparation, high-quality instructional resources, and ongoing professional learning and leadership opportunities.

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Innovative Schools

Partner with schools to create student-centered, evidence-based K-12 learning environments that are responsive to learner and community needs.

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Inspired Minds

Improve access to out-of-school STEM opportunities, allowing children to unlock their curiosity and explore mind-expanding challenges.

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Data for Action

Increase the usability and connectivity of data in order to accelerate insights that improve practice and policy for children and families.

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Early Impact

Grant Name Total Grant Dollars Grant Period Status
Boston Medical Center / Centering Healthcare Institute Project Support - CenteringParenting Randomized Control Trial (RCT) $260,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Bright by Three Project Support - Bright by Text $1,210,000 2016 – 2019 Active
Duke University Project Support - Family Connects National Dissemination Initiative $250,000 2019 – 2020 Active
LENA Research Foundation Project Support - LENA Start $350,000 2018 – 2019 Active
LIFT GOS $350,000 2017 – 2019 Active
New Venture Fund Project Support - Early Learning Lab Mobile Messaging Coordination $95,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Nurse Family Partnership GOS $1,300,000 2015 – 2020 Active
NYU Langone Medical Center Project Support - ParentCorps GOS $3,000,000 2015 – 2019 Active
ParentsTogether Project Support - Digital Parent Support Pilot $300,000 2017 – 2019 Active
Robin Hood Project Support - Fund for Early Learning (FUEL) $3,000,000 2016 – 2019 Active
Roger Williams University Project Support - Providence Talks $405,000 2017 – 2019 Active
Room to Grow GOS $350,000 2017 – 2019 Active
Sesame Workshop Project Support - Sesame Street in Communities $1,050,000 2015 – 2019 Active
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Project Support - Pediatrics Supporting Parents Initiative $250,000 2019 – 2020 Active
Springboard Collaborative GOS $200,000 2018 – 2019 Active
University of Chicago Project Support - Behavioral Insights and Parenting (BIP) Lab $500,000 2016 – 2020 Active
University of Washington Project Support - Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS) Language Intervention $1,484,000 2016 – 2019 Active
Waterford Institute Project Support - UPSTART $500,000 2019 – 2020 Active
Early Learning Lab Project Support $500,000 2016 – 2018 Completed
Early Learning Lab Project Support - Technology in Early Childhood Convening $20,000 2017 – 2017 Completed
EY-Parthenon Project Support - Parent and Community Learning and Action Network $25,000 2018 – 2019 Completed
Kindling Group Project Support - No Small Matter $200,000 2015 – 2017 Completed
Nurse Family Partnership Project Support - R and D and Model Modernization $350,000 2016 – 2017 Completed
Parents as Teachers Project Support - Telehealth Initiative $475,000 2015 – 2018 Completed
Providence Plan Project Support - Providence Talks $120,000 2016 – 2017 Completed
Robin Hood Project Support - ECRI $4,500,000 2014 – 2018 Completed
Visiting Nurse Service of New York Project Support - Nurse Family Partnership $225,000 2015 – 2017 Completed
Zero to Three Project Support - Parent Survey $55,000 2017 – 2018 Completed

Exceptional Educators

Grant Name Total Grant Dollars Grant Period Status
Alder GSE Project Support - Teacher Prep for Student Learning $450,000 2017 – 2019 Active
Bellwether Education Partners Project Support - Instructional Materials Funder Group Consultants $60,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Blue Engine Project Support - Teacher Prep for Student Learning $450,000 2017 – 2019 Active
Chiefs for Change Project Support $500,000 2017 – 2019 Active
EdReports GOS $500,000 2017 – 2019 Active
EdReports Project Support - Personalized Learning/Curriculum Planning $149,315 2018 – 2019 Active
EdReports Project Support - Strategic Data Project (SDP) Fellow $180,000 2017 – 2019 Active
Education First Project Support - Teacher Prep Funder Collaborative Consultants $20,000 2019 – 2019 Active
Education Resource Strategies GOS $350,000 2017 – 2019 Active
Educators 4 Excellence GOS $550,000 2013 – 2019 Active
Glass Frog Project Support - Teacher Prep for Student Learning $211,000 2017 – 2019 Active
Instruction Partners GOS $600,000 2017 – 2019 Active
Johns Hopkins Project Support - Urban Teachers GOS $500,000 2017 – 2019 Active
Johns Hopkins University Project Support - Zearn Research $200,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Leading Educators GOS $600,000 2017 – 2019 Active
New Leaders Project Support - Predictive Analytics $200,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Princeton University Project Support - Program in Teacher Preparation $102,618 2013 – 2019 Active
Public Impact Project Support - Opportunity Culture $1,100,000 2016 – 2019 Active
RAND Project Support - Curriculum Survey $382,619 2019 – 2020 Active
Reading Partners Project Support $100,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Relay Graduate School of Education Project Support - Data Infrastructure $500,000 2018 – 2019 Active
SAGA Innovations Project Support - Implementation of Tech-Enabled Half-Dosage Study Model $558,500 2018 – 2019 Active
Teaching Lab GOS $750,000 2016 – 2019 Active
The Education Trust GOS $200,000 2018 – 2019 Active
The Learning Agency Project Support - Learning Science Dissemination and Communications $300,000 2018 – 2019 Active
TNTP Project Support - Relevance & Rigor Research $275,000 2018 – 2019 Active
TNTP Project Support - Student Experience Research $275,000 2018 – 2019 Active
University of Chicago Project Support - SAGA Innovations RCT $24,400 2018 – 2019 Active
University of Virginia Project Support - District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Research $605,000 2016 – 2019 Active
Woodrow Wilson Project Support - NJ STEM Teacher Training Fellowship $1,615,034 2013 – 2019 Active
Zearn Project Support - Continuous Improvement $320,000 2018 – 2019 Active
AIR Project Support - Teacher Prep Research Agenda $59,500 2016 – 2017 Completed
Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity Project Support - Teacher Diversity Research Convening $60,000 2018 – 2018 Completed
Center for American Progress Project Support - Science of Learning Convening $30,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
Center for Inspired Teaching Project Support - Research $180,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
Education Resource Strategies Project Support - NJ Analysis $50,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
Harvard University Project Support - EdReports Strategic Data Project (SDP) Fellow $57,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
Leading Educators Project Support - Strategy Shift $250,000 2016 – 2017 Completed
New Venture Fund Project Support - Teacher Prep Data $300,000 2016 – 2017 Completed
Relay GSE Project Support - Novice Teacher Program $1,850,000 2014 – 2017 Completed
Rhode Island College Project Support - Learning Scientists Randomized Control Trial $55,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
SAGA Innovations Project Support - Research Implementation $125,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
Teach for America GOS $450,000 2015 – 2018 Completed
Teach for America Project Support - TFA National Research $125,000 2018 – 2019 Completed
Teach for America Project Support - TFA-NY Research $125,000 2018 – 2019 Completed
TEACH.org Project Support - Data Infrastructure $530,000 2017 – 2019 Completed
The Education Trust Project Support - Teacher Leader Diversity Data Project $80,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
The Fellowship Project Support - National Black Male Educators Convening $50,000 2018 – 2019 Completed

Innovative Schools

Grant Name Total Grant Dollars Grant Period Status
American Institutes for Research (AIR) Project Support - Station Rotation Study $381,506 2018 – 2019 Active
Bellwether Education Partners Project Support - Instructional Materials Funder Group Consultants $60,000 2018 – 2019 Active
CASEL Project Support - Funders Collaborative for Innovative Measurement $250,000 2017 – 2019 Active
Center for Leadership and Educational Equity GOS $540,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Charter School Growth Fund Project Support - Next Gen Portfolio $1,500,000 2016 – 2019 Active
CityBridge Project Support - Strategic Data Project (SDP) Fellow $237,000 2017 – 2019 Active
Clayton Christensen Institute Project Support - Innovative Schools List Planning Grant $122,397 2017 – 2019 Active
Digital Promise Project Support - Learner Positioning Systems $1,000,000 2017 – 2019 Active
EdReports Project Support - Personalized Learning/Curriculum Planning $149,315 2018 – 2019 Active
Harvard University Project Support - Center for Leadership and Educational Equity (CLEE) Strategic Data Project (SDP) Fellow $49,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Highlander Institute GOS $228,250 2018 – 2019 Active
Highlander Institute Project Support - Fuse RI $609,750 2016 – 2019 Active
Jobs for the Future Project Support - Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative $1,025,000 2016 – 2019 Active
Johns Hopkins University Project Support - Zearn Research $200,000 2018 – 2019 Active
KnowledgeWorks Project Support - Competency-Based Education Initiative $197,000 2015 – 2019 Active
MIT Office of Sponsored Programs Project Support - Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) $550,000 2017 – 2019 Active
New England Basecamp GOS $150,000 2018 – 2019 Active
New England Basecamp Project Support - Strategic Data Project (SDP) Fellow $105,000 2018 – 2019 Active
New Visions for Public Schools Project Support - Data Warehouse $750,000 2015 – 2019 Active
NewSchools Venture Fund GOS $725,000 2015 – 2019 Active
RAND Project Support - Curriculum Survey $382,619 2019 – 2020 Active
RAND Project Support - Funders Collaborative for Innovative Measurement $100,000 2017 – 2019 Active
Reading Partners Project Support $100,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Robin Hood Project Support - Learning + Tech Fund $600,500 2015 – 2019 Active
SAGA Innovations Project Support - Implementation of Tech-Enabled Half-Dosage Study Model $558,500 2018 – 2019 Active
Stanford University Project Support - Project for Education Research that Scales (PERTS) Engagement Project $250,000 2018 – 2019 Active
University of Chicago Project Support - SAGA Innovations RCT $24,400 2018 – 2019 Active
Valor Collegiate Compass GOS $600,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Zearn Project Support - Continuous Improvement $320,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Big Picture Learning Project Support - Oakland School Redesign $100,000 2015 – 2017 Completed
CityBridge GOS $250,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
CityBridge Project Support - Breakthrough Schools DC $500,000 2015 – 2017 Completed
Common Sense Media Project Support $500,000 2016 – 2018 Completed
Digital Promise Project Support - Edtech Test Bed Network $630,000 2015 – 2018 Completed
East Bay Innovation Academy Project Support - Carnegie Summit Improvement Science Technical Assistance $75,000 2016 – 2017 Completed
EdSurge Project Support - Innovative Schools List Planning Grant $22,540 2017 – 2018 Completed
Education Cities Project Support - Personalized Learning Strategy $125,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
Education First Project Support - Innovative Schools List Planning Grant $61,965 2017 – 2018 Completed
Education Resource Strategies Project Support - Oakland Analysis $130,000 2016 – 2017 Completed
FSG Project Support - Innovative Schools Master List $90,000 2016 – 2017 Completed
Harvard University Project Support - Funders Collaborative for Innovative Measurement $55,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
Harvard University Project Support - Highlander Strategic Data Project (SDP) Fellow $47,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
Harvard University Project Support - Rhode Island Mayoral Academies Strategic Data Project (SDP) Fellow $57,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
Highlander Institute Project Support - Blended Learning Conference $20,000 2016 – 2018 Completed
New Classrooms Innovation Partners Project Support - Carnegie Summit Improvement Science Technical Assistance $75,000 2016 – 2017 Completed
New Classrooms Innovation Partners Project Support - Teach to One $200,000 2016 – 2017 Completed
Oakland Public Education Fund Project Support - Carnegie Summit Improvement Science Technical Assistance $44,000 2016 – 2017 Completed
Oakland Public Education Fund Project Support - Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) in Oakland $430,500 2015 – 2018 Completed
Rhode Island College Project Support - Rhode Island Office of Innovation $330,000 2016 – 2018 Completed
Rhode Island Mayoral Academies Project Support - New England Basecamp $150,000 2016 – 2018 Completed
Rhode Island Mayoral Academies Project Support - Strategic Data Project (SDP) Fellow $90,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
SAGA Innovations Project Support - Research Implementation $125,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
Silicon Schools Fund GOS $1,600,000 2015 – 2019 Completed
Summit Public Schools Project Support - Basecamp $450,000 2015 – 2017 Completed
The Learning Accelerator Project Support - Human Capital Analysis $200,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
TNTP Project Support - Innovative Schools List Planning Grant $35,910 2017 – 2018 Completed

Inspired Minds

Grant Name Total Grant Dollars Grant Period Status
Afterschool Alliance Project Support - STEM in Statewide Afterschool Networks $1,053,800 2016 – 2019 Active
American Institutes for Research (AIR) Project Support - Crazy 8s Coach Efficacy Study $48,438 2019 – 2019 Active
DonorsChoose.org Project Support - Engineering is Elementary Kits $300,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Drew University Project Support - Governors School in the Sciences $713,772 2011 – 2019 Active
Education First Project Support - Family Math Field Building $264,507 2017 – 2019 Active
Educational Results Partnership Project Support - STEM Learning Ecosystems (SLE) Study $300,000 2018 – 2019 Active
ENVISION Excellence in STEM Education Project Support - NJ STEM Pathways Network (SPN) and NJ STEM Ecosystems $793,743 2016 – 2019 Active
ENVISION Excellence in STEM Education Project Support - STEM Funders Network $35,000 2015 – 2019 Active
ENVISION Excellence in STEM Education Project Support - STEM Learning Ecosystem Initiative $800,000 2015 – 2019 Active
ExpandED Schools Project Support - Design2Learn Study $277,900 2016 – 2019 Active
ExpandED Schools Project Support - NYC STEM Education Network $98,000 2016 – 2019 Active
Expii Project Support - Po-Shen Loh Publicist $417,000 2017 – 2019 Active
FIRST Project Support - Longitudinal Evaluation $220,000 2018 – 2019 Active
FIRST Project Support - Scaling Rookie Team Mentoring $280,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Girlstart Project Support - Scaling $100,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Johns Hopkins University Project Support - Center for Talented Youth (CTY) NJ Scholarships $2,370,000 2014 – 2020 Active
Johns Hopkins University Project Support - The Elaine T. Hansen Endowment for Excellence in Teaching $50,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Khan Academy GOS $3,050,000 2014 – 2019 Active
Liberty Science Center GOS $825,000 2014 – 2019 Active
Museum of Mathematics GOS $3,354,580 2012 – 2020 Active
Museum of Mathematics Project Support - Summer Intern $69,000 2014 – 2019 Active
Museum of Science Boston Project Support - Engineering is Elementary (EiE) Family Resources for Engineering $315,775 2018 – 2019 Active
PowerMyLearning Project Support - STEM Family Playlists $300,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Research & Development Council of NJ Project Support - NJ STEM Pathways Network (SPN) and NJ STEM Ecosystems $395,500 2017 – 2019 Active
Students 2 Science Project Support - Newark Technology Center (NTC) $300,000 2017 – 2019 Active
Teachers College Columbia University Project Support - Up the Ladder NJ Implementation Study $146,625 2018 – 2019 Active
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation (BEAM) GOS $20,000 2017 – 2019 Active
University of Chicago Project Support - Bedtime Math Study $2,322,670 2013 – 2019 Active
University of Chicago Project Support - Family Math Attitudes $125,000 2018 – 2021 Active
University of Chicago Project Support - Family Math Fluency Conference $44,033 2016 – 2019 Active
University of Chicago Project Support - Low-SES Bedtime MathStudy $356,863 2017 – 2019 Active
University of Virginia Project Support - STEM Beyond School Walls $150,500 2016 – 2019 Active
University of Washington Project Support - Family Math Attitudes $125,000 2018 – 2021 Active
WestEd Project Support - STEMworks GOS $250,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Change the Equation Project Support - STEMworks $251,100 2016 – 2017 Completed
DonorsChoose.org Project Support - DC Best School Day Ever $210,000 2016 – 2017 Completed
DonorsChoose.org Project Support - STEM Beyond School Walls $525,000 2014 – 2018 Completed
Empower Schools Project Support - Extended Learning Time (ELT) STEM Network $299,477 2016 – 2017 Completed
ExpandED Schools GOS $105,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
Expii GOS $200,000 2016 – 2017 Completed
Exploratorium Project Support - Making in Out-of-School Time Settings (MOSTS) $511,210 2015 – 2017 Completed
Group Gordon Project Support - STEM Beyond School Walls Communications $25,000 2017 – 2017 Completed
Iridescent Project Support - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) Fusion Partnership $139,455 2016 – 2017 Completed
Johns Hopkins University Project Support - Crazy 8s Study $577,366 2014 – 2018 Completed
Khan Academy Project Support - Khan Kids Study $100,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
MATHCOUNTS Foundation GOS $20,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
Museum of Mathematics Project Support - Global Math Project (GMP) Kickoff Symposium $20,000 2017 – 2019 Completed
NAF GOS $410,000 2014 – 2017 Completed
Science Friday Initiative GOS $20,000 2017 – 2019 Completed
STEM Next Opportunity Fund Project Support - STEM Learning Ecosystems $300,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
The Art of Problem Solving GOS $20,000 2015 – 2017 Completed

Data for Action

Grant Name Total Grant Dollars Grant Period Status
Harvard University Project Support - Opportunity Insights GOS $1,000,000 2018 – 2019 Active
NYU Project Support - Administrative Data Research Facility (ADRF) and Education Course Development $500,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Stanford University Project Support - Stanford Education Data Archive $326,187 2015 – 2019 Active
The Education Trust Project Support - ExtraOrdinary Districts Podcast $140,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Tides Center Project Support - Data Funder Collaborative Communications $75,000 2018 – 2019 Active
University of Virginia Project Support - Nudge4 Solutions Lab $300,000 2018 – 2019 Active
Urban Institute Project Support - Data for Action $1,460,625 2017 – 2020 Active
Education First Project Support - Data Funder Collaborative $50,000 2018 – 2018 Completed
NYU Project Support - Training Program Costs for Center for Urban Science + Progress (CUSP) $80,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
Project Evident GOS $1,050,000 2017 – 2018 Completed
Tides Foundation Project Support - Campaign for Grade-Level Reading $243,480 2016 – 2018 Completed

Other

Grant Name Total Grant Dollars Grant Period Status
Chalkbeat Project Support - Newark Expansion $130,000 2017 – 2019 Active
Council of New Jersey Grantmakers Membership $50,840 2015 – 2019 Active
Education Reform Now Project Support - Teacher Prep $100,000 2019 – 2020 Active
Helen Keller International Project Support - Newark Eyeglasses Pilot $343,592 2017 – 2020 Active
Math for America Project Support - New Jersey STEM Innovation Fellowship $50,000 2019 – 2020 Active
Pingry Project Support - Physics Suite $720,000 2016 – 2020 Active
Princeton University Project Support - Educational Neuroscience of Visual Attention $130,000 2018 – 2020 Active
Princeton University Project Support - Innovation Office $550,000 2018 – 2020 Active
Princeton University Project Support - Overdeck Education Research Innovation Fund $1,333,333 2016 – 2019 Active
Robin Hood GOS $6,260,000 2012 – 2019 Active
Stanford University Project Support - Overdeck Endowment Fund for Project S $3,000,000 2016 – 2019 Active
Vision to Learn Project Support - Newark Eyeglasses Pilot $360,465 2017 – 2020 Active
100Kin10 Project Support - Carnegie Summit Improvement Science Technical Assistance $60,000 2016 – 2017 Completed
All Our Kin Project Support - NJ Feasibility Study $22,000 2018 – 2018 Completed
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Project Support - Summit Sponsorship $62,000 2015 – 2019 Completed
Character Lab GOS $1,300,000 2015 – 2018 Completed
Community Foundation of NJ Project Support - Newark Eyeglasses Pilot $35,224 2017 – 2018 Completed
Education Funder Strategy Group Membership $75,000 2015 – 2018 Completed
Education Northwest Project Support - Ednavigator $25,000 2016 – 2017 Completed
Florida State University Project Support - Florida Center for Reading Research $25,000 2016 – 2017 Completed
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) GOS $25,000 2017 – 2017 Completed
Harvard University Education Innovation Laboratory GOS $1,450,000 2013 – 2018 Completed
New Classrooms Innovation Partners Project Support - Carnegie Summit Registration $15,200 2015 – 2017 Completed
New Venture Fund Project Support - Funders Collaborative for Innovative Measurement Membership $115,000 2015 – 2019 Completed
NYU Langone Medical Center Project Support - ParentCorps Carnegie Summit Registration $15,800 2016 – 2017 Completed
Pingry Project Support - Chemistry Suite $150,000 2016 – 2017 Completed
Pingry Project Support - Financial Aid $117,000 2015 – 2018 Completed
Student Success Network Project Support - Carnegie Summit Improvement Science Technical Assistance $75,000 2016 – 2017 Completed
Student Success Network Project Support - Carnegie Summit Registration $17,850 2015 – 2017 Completed