In Q4 2023, our foundation awarded 20 grants totaling over nine million dollars. Of these, four were to organizations new to our foundation, nine were renewals, five were disbursements for ongoing pledges, and two covered additional grantee supports, membership fees, and convenings. In this blog post, we highlight just some of the organizations we’re proud to support this quarter as we conclude our 2023 grantmaking.
Since the pandemic began, the federal government has provided nearly $190 billion in education funding to states and districts. As these rapid-relief dollars are set to expire, Anu Malipatil suggests that now is the time for schools and districts to assess whether the dollars have made a difference, and use that insight to inform what funding should be spent on going forward.
In this blog post, we highlight stories of how Overdeck Family Foundation funding has helped Leading Educators, TalkingPoints, and Zearn unlock evidence to advance field knowledge or validate program models.
In Q4 2022, our foundation awarded 24 grants totaling over $9.56 million dollars. Of these, five grants were new, 10 were renewals, and nine were disbursements for ongoing pledges. This post highlights just some of the many organizations we’re proud to support.
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.
When a school has high-quality working conditions like fair expectations and clear communication, teachers do better, even during challenging times.
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.
This roundup highlights some of the great work our grantees and Foundation staff accomplished in November 2019.