In Q3 2021, our foundation awarded 33 grants totaling over $13.5 million dollars. Of these, six grants were new, while 27 were renewals. This post highlights just some of the many organizations we’re proud to support.
In recent years, more and more proof points have emerged that well-designed, externally-provided professional learning can drive significant improvements in both teacher and student-level outcomes, and do so at a fraction of the cost of the average school system’s annual spend on professional development. We explore why scaling this type of professional learning for educators is critical, the impact it can have on student learning, and what still remains to be learned.
Setting students up for success is crucial every year, but particularly so following the trauma and disruption caused by the pandemic. Here’s what we predict will be critical in ensuring children can both recover and accelerate in the upcoming academic year.
As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week in 2021, we reflect on educators' roles pre-COVID, and three themes that have emerged over the past year that we see continuing in a post-pandemic world.
This roundup highlights our grantees’ and Foundation staff’s work in November 2020, especially in response to COVID-19's continuing impact on education.
When a school has high-quality working conditions like fair expectations and clear communication, teachers do better, even during challenging times.
In this roundup, we highlight some of the impactful work our grantees and Foundation staff accomplished in August 2020.
In this roundup, we highlight some of the impactful work our grantees and Foundation staff accomplished in April 2020.
COVID-19: $2.6 Million of Rapid Response Grants for Digitizing Services, Growth and Expansion, Educational Materials, and Research
Overdeck Family Foundation has approved a series of rapid response grants totaling over $2.6 million in funding across four categories: digitizing services, growth and expansion, educational materials, and research.
A roundup highlighting some of the impactful work our grantees and Foundation staff accomplished in March 2020.