Families’ involvement in their children’s learning is a vital component in academic achievement, but for a number of reasons, can often be a challenge for parents and caregivers. Stephanie Sharp and Ambika Kapur urge education funders to prioritize investing in evidence-based supports to help schools and families overcome barriers to engagement, improving outcomes for children.
In Q3 2023, our foundation awarded 46 grants totaling over $19 million. Of these, two were to organizations new to our foundation, eight were renewals, 16 were disbursements for ongoing pledges, and 20 covered additional grantee supports, membership fees, and convenings. Here, we highlight just some of the organizations we’re proud to support in the third quarter.
Anu Malipatil, Vice President, Education, shares her lessons learned with the philanthropic sector, inspired by a decade of experience leading Overdeck Family Foundation.
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 2022, Overdeck Family Foundation disbursed over $50.6 million to 97 organizations that collectively reach 57 million children, two million families, and 147,000 educators. Our 2022 Grantmaking & Impact Report shares key grantmaking outcomes, lessons learned, and stories of how our funding helped grantees unlock innovation, evidence, and growth.
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.
As we enter our third pandemic year, it’s critical that families and educators have the support they need to ensure that our youngest learners are on the path to early school success. Carly Roberts highlights three grantees that innovated their program models to be shorter, easier to implement, and/or delivered virtually or in a hybrid model, to provide that much-needed support.
In 2021, Overdeck Family Foundation disbursed over $45 million to almost 100 grantee partners, collectively reaching over 24 million children. The inaugural Overdeck Family Foundation Grantmaking & Impact Report shares key grantmaking outcomes, lessons learned, and grantee stories of unlocking innovation, evidence, and growth across the education sector.
This blog post explores how three organizations—New Jersey Tutoring Corps, Springboard Collaborative, and EiE—embraced disruptions caused by Covid as an opportunity to fuel innovation.
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.