Our Grantees

We invest in partners big and small, for- and not-for-profit, who are working to solve today’s toughest problems in K-12 education. Together, we seek to share knowledge and coordinate our efforts to transform education to ensure it benefits all our students—especially low-income students—enabling them to graduate ready for college or career. Our work is done primarily through our grantees, both new organizations and well established organizations, that have long-standing ties to the community-by working directly with students and teachers. We are committed to making strategic alliances with communities of color, unions and faith-based alliances as a critical component to advancing this work.

Generally, we invite proposals by contacting organizations directly. However, we do occasionally award grants through published Requests for Proposals (RFPs) or letters of inquiry. Please visit How We Work to learn more about our grant making process.

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Explore some of our grantees below, or click here for the full list of our K-12 Education grantees.

National Urban League

National Urban League

The National Urban League works to build more inclusive advocacy and engagement efforts that will generate broader and deeper support for educational equity, opportunity and excellence.

National Council of La Raza

National Council of La Raza

The National Council of La Raza supports high standards and accountability systems that increase the number of Latino and English Language Learners who graduate from high school and pursue and complete a postsecondary credential.



Achieve is leading the effort to make college and career readiness a priority across the country so that students graduating from high school are academically prepared for postsecondary success.



The New Teacher Project (TNTP) is a national nonprofit that works primarily in large urban districts to end educational inequality by ensuring all students have access to effective teachers.

The Council of Chief State School Officers

The Council of Chief State School Officers

The Council of Chief State School Officers supports states to successfully implement college and career ready standards and comprehensive assessment systems that are aligned to the range and depth of their state standards.