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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

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Secondary Education - Grant Opportunities

Bay and Paul Foundations, Inc.

Support for organizations demonstrating or developing pre-collegiate education restricting; support projects which reinforce the centrality of the arts in pre-collegiate curricula. The foundation also has an interest in projects seeking to sustain the earth’s biodiversity. K-12 math and science, arts-in-education.

Braitmayer Foundation

Support primarily for K-12 education. Of particular interest are: curricular and school reform initiatives and preparation of, and professional development opportunities for, K-12 teachers.

Coca-Cola Foundation

The Coca-Cola Foundation devotes much of its efforts in the following areas:

Coyote Foundation

Assets: $1,770,932
Giving primarily in CA.
Fields of interest: elementary education, higher education

Crail-Johnson Foundation

The foundation promotes the well-being of children in need.  Fields of interest include child development, education, special education, elementary school education, math and science curriculum, literacy, college prep, and parent empowerment and involvement.

Ford Foundation

Assets: $11,045,128,000;
The program supports education reform that improves the life chances of young people from marginalized groups by expanding access, improving quality and boosting student outcomes. The program has 3 focus areas: 1) Transforming Secondary Education: The program supports parents, community groups, educators and others seeking to use evidence and examples to achieve policies and practices that provide fair and adequate school funding; recruit, prepare and retain high-quality teachers; expand classroom time and learning opportunities in the school day and academic year; and create meaningful accountability; 2) Higher Education Access and Success: The program seeks to generate policy and institutional reforms that improve standards of teaching and learning and remove the barriers to successful participation in higher education in the United States.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Outreach programs in the sciences and mathematics with elementary and secondary schools, monitor trends in science education and science, including public and private support. The Precollege Science Education Program addresses concerns about science literacy in the general population by engaging K-12 students, teachers, and families in science education.
Student Research and Broadening Access offers funding for undergraduate research efforts; Curriculum, Equipment, and Laboratory Development broadens student research opportunities and expands instruction in biology and other disciplines; New, Current, and Future Faculty Development supports recruitment and professional development of faculty; and Precollege Outreach supports development of science programs at elementary, middle, and high schools, particularly those in urban and rural areas.

Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation

Assets: $194,809,232
Giving primarily in Southern California (They are located in Long Beach)
Foundation funding categories include: medical, education and science, youth, cultural and community.
Areas of interest: Education; Higher education; Secondary school/ education; Program development; Research

Mara W. Breech Foundation

Assets: $3,460,651
Giving limited to CA (they are based in Santa Monica).
Field of interest: teacher school/education

Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

888 W. 6th St., Ste. 700
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Assets: $450,438,358
Giving limited to Los Angeles County, CA.
The foundation makes grants to improve the quality of higher education. The foundation strongly prefers to support colleges and universities in southern California.
Areas of interest: Higher Education; Secondary school/ education; Program development; Research

Peter Norton Family Foundation

Funding priorities include illiteracy, parenting and minority education.  Other areas of interest include women’s issues.
Starbucks Foundation
The mission: to create hope, discovery and opportunity in communities where Starbucks partners (employees) live and work. Since then the Starbucks Foundation has maintained a focus on improving young peoples’ lives by supporting literacy programs for children and families. To date, the Foundation has provided over $12 million to more than 700 youth focused organizations in the United States and Canada.

Stuart Foundation

Assets: $443,373,131
Giving primarily in CA and WA.
The program funds innovations in policy and practice to ensure effective teaching and strong leadership for K-12 public schools in California and Washington. The Effective Teaching program works to build a strong teaching profession, so that all students will be taught by a fully qualified and effective teacher.  The foundation works in partnership with other foundations, education support organizations, and public education agencies to promote: 1)  systems for improving teaching that reach every teacher, especially in high-needs schools by a) developing and dissemination high-quality professional development  strategies to improve teaching and students learning, particularly in math, science and English learning: b) promoting sustainable infrastructures for the improvement of teaching; 2) Accomplished teachers for challenging schools, by helping educators design and implement strategies for ensuring that high-needs schools have accomplished teachers who are well-supported to teach students successfully.

Wal-Mart Foundation

(also known as SAM’S CLUB Foundation)
Total Giving: $110,895,707
Limitations: Giving on a national basis in areas of company operations, with emphasis on AR, Washington, DC, IL, NY, TN, UT, and VA.
Program Area(s):
National Giving Program
The foundation awards $250,000 grants to programs designed to serve multiple sites across the country and programs with innovative initiatives that are ready for replication nationally. Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to promote education; workforce development and economic opportunity; health and wellness; and environmental sustainability.
State Giving Program
The foundation awards grants at the state and regional level to support unmet needs of communities. Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to promote education, including initiatives that address the educational needs of under-served young people ages
12-25, programs focused on high school success, adolescent literacy, access and retention on first generation college students, and teacher retention.

W.M. Keck Foundation

550 S. Hope St., Ste. 2500
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2617
Financial Data (yr. ended 12/31/07)
Assets: $1,531,766,939
The foundation seeks to : 1) Foster new levels of student engagement and understanding, especially through active learning and collaborative curriculum development; 2) Expand interdisciplinary activities in balance with needs of each discipline; 3) Incorporate research activities into the curriculum and raise the bar of expectations regarding publications and presentations by undergraduates; 4) Enhance science and technology literacy for students in all disciplines; and 5) Develop new ways to stimulate critical thinking and other core competencies of a liberal arts education.