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Initiative Grantee Date Amount City State
Presidents Growth Philanthropy Network
Growth Philanthropy Network
The Growth Philanthropy Network’s mission is to increase the positive social impact of nonprofit organizations in order to improve the lives of millions of individuals.

Project Description
This grant is to support Social Impact Exchange to facilitate the pre-launch phase of a systems change initiative in Massachusetts designed to prepare students for a 21st century economy. The long term goal of the effort if it moves into planning and implementation phases is to gather support for a set of strategies to achieve the goals of college and career readiness in the state with an emphasis on districts with the widest gaps.
 
6/5/2017 $75,000 New York NY
Grant Opportunities The Posse Foundation, Inc.
The Posse Foundation, Inc.
The Posse model is rooted in the belief that a small, diverse group of talented students—a Posse—carefully selected and trained, can serve as a catalyst for increased individual and community development.

Project Description
This sponsorship will support the Posse Boston's annual fundraising event, The Power of 10.
5/24/2017 $5,000 Boston MA
Build Public Understanding & Demand Convergence Center for Policy Resolution
Convergence Center for Policy Resolution
The aim of Convergence Center for Policy Resolution is to create a culture shift toward the widespread use of collaborative processes as a first option for addressing important economic, social, cultural, and political challenges in American society.

Project Description
With support from this grant, Education Reimagined - a project of the Convergence Group - will launch a communications effort to reshape the public conversation on education and share the possibility of student-centered learning, as well as pioneer tools and resources to enable the field to advance this new narrative.
 
5/15/2017 $250,291 Washington DC
Build Public Understanding & Demand North Carolina State University Foundation, Inc.
North Carolina State University Foundation, Inc.
The North Carolina State University Foundation aims to promote the welfare and future development of the university in its educational and scientific purposes.

Project Description
The Leading Schools Summit is a unique, multi-day event, designed for school leaders who are transitioning their schools to student-centered, personalized learning models. The Summit will bring together principals, assistant principals and other school leaders from the New England area and beyond for an intensive, immersive learning experience and provide them with the inspiration, support and skills they need to advance student-centered digital learning in their schools.

 
5/15/2017 $5,000 Raleigh NC
Build Public Understanding & Demand National Council for Community and Education Partnerships
National Council for Community and Education Partnerships
The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) is a national non-profit, non-partisan organization working to increase access to higher education for economically disadvantaged students.

Project Description
This grant will support the NCCEP/Gear Up Annual conference. The conference will build the capacity of grantees in New England and across the US to provide college readiness services and interventions that strengthen student success.
 
5/15/2017 $10,000 Washington DC
Grant Opportunities Grantmakers for Education
Grantmakers for Education
Grantmakers for Education (GFE) is a membership organization of hundreds of grantmaking organizations across the nation working to improve outcomes and expand opportunities for learners across the education spectrum, from early learning through postsecondary and workforce development.

Project Description
This sponsorship will support GFE's annual conference, which is themed "Equity in Education: Empowering Community Voice." A dynamic mix of education grantmakers, practitioners, youth and experts will gather to discuss improving outcomes for all learners, and new realities in a rapidly evolving field.
 
5/15/2017 $10,000 Portland OR
Presidents Mass Insight Education and Research Institute
Mass Insight Education and Research Institute
Mass Insight Education is a national non-profit dedicated to closing the achievement gap by turning around our country’s lowest performing schools. 

Project Description
This grant will support the general operations of Mass Insight.
 
5/2/2017 $100,000 Boston MA
Grant Opportunities National Conference of State Legislatures
National Conference of State Legislatures
Since 1975, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has been the champion of state legislatures. Their mission is to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures, promote policy innovation and communication among state legislatures, and ensure state legislatures a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.

Project Description
This sponsorship will support the National Conference of State Legislatures Summit to be held in Boston this year. The conference will attract state legislators from across the country to discuss policy solutions around pressing issues, and will include an education track focused on student-centered learning.
 
5/2/2017 $7,500 Denver CO
Grant Opportunities KnowledgeWorks Foundation
KnowledgeWorks Foundation
By offering a portfolio of innovative education approaches and advancing aligned policies, KnowledgeWorks seeks to activate and develop the capacity of communities and educators to build and sustain vibrant learning ecosystems that allow each student to thrive.

Project Description
KnowledgeWorks will contribute to the Foundation’s Public Engagement project through customized workshops designed to deepen participating districts’ engagement of stakeholders. These workshops will guide participants in exploring what changes on the horizon could mean for education, identifying local opportunities and challenges, and articulating visions for the future of learning in their communities.
 
5/2/2017 $183,002 Cincinnati OH
Grant Opportunities The Institute for Educational Leadership
The Institute for Educational Leadership
The Institute for Educational Leadership's mission is to equip leaders to work together across boundaries to build effective systems that prepare children and youth for postsecondary education, careers, and citizenship.

Project Description
This year's National Family and Community Engagement conference will bring together parents, families, educators and community based partners to explore, "Engaging Families: Transformational Moments, Sustainable Practices." The conference will offer multiple opportunities for participants to examine how schools and communities across the country are realizing mutual goals and maximizing impact through productive family-school-community partnerships.

 
4/26/2017 $5,000 Washington DC