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Foundations


These are a handful of the foundations that feature prominently in education research and policy discussions:


Bezos Family Foundation: Mercer Island WA

Policy Focus: education policy

Source of Funding: Jeff Bezos (Amazon)

Prominent Projects Funded: DonorsChoose, TED Ed, MIT Media Lab

Notable Figures: Jeff Bezos


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Seattle WA

Policy Focus: education policy, health care policy

Source of Funding: Bill Gates (Microsoft), Warren Buffett, Bill Gates Sr.

Prominent Projects Funded: Common Core State Standards, NewSchools Venture Fund, Discovery Institute, Teach for America, Edsurge

Notable Figures: Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, James Shelton, Warren Buffett


Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation: Los Angeles CA

Policy Focus: education policy, arts

Source of Funding: Eli Broad (KB Home and SunAmerica Inc.)

Prominent Projects Funded: KIPP, Success Academy, Teach for America

Notable Figures: Eli Broad


Joan D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: Chicago IL

Policy Focus: education policy, employment policy

Source of Funding: John D. MacArthur (Bankers Life and Casualty)

Prominent Projects Funded: MacArthur Fellows, Digital Media and Learning, YouMedia, digital badges

Notable Figures: John Seely Brown, Marjorie Scardino, Connie Yowell


Joyce Foundation: Chicago IL

Policy Focus: gun control, global climate change, education policy

Source of Funding: Beatrice Joyce Kean (timber industry)

Prominent Projects Funded: Edsurge, The Joan Ganz Cooney Center, New America, Education Writers Association

Notable Figures: Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett


Kresge Foundation: Troy MI

Policy Focus: urban policy, education

Source of Funding: Sebastian Spering Krege (Kmart)

Prominent Projects Funded: New America Foundation, Achieving the Dream, American Council on Education

Notable Figures: Lee Bollinger


Lumina Foundation: Indianapolis IN

Policy Focus: higher education policy

Source of Funding: USA Group (student loans)

Prominent Projects Funded: American Council on Education, Competency-Based Education Network, ACT Inc., Urban Institute

Notable Figures: Martha Lamkin, Jamie Merisotis


Walton Familiy Foundation: Bentonville AR

Policy Focus: education policy

Source of Funding: Sam Walton (Walmart)

Prominent Projects Funded: Alliance for School Choice, Americans for Prosperity, California Charter Schools Association, Teach for America

Notable Figures: Alice Walton


William and Flora Hewlett Foundation: Menlo Park CA

Policy Focus: global development, educaiton policy

Source of Funding: William Hewlett (Hewlett-Packard)

Prominent Projects Funded: Alliance for Excellence in Education, America Achieves, Buck Institute for Education

Notable Figures: Walter B. Hewlett


This data is powered by a GitHub repository: Hack-Education-Data/foundations. Last updated: 18 July, 2017