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   America's Future Through Education

Secondary Education *

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* Note: Please see "Update from the Chair of the Board of Trustees and the President" for important program changes.

Secondary Education (will conclude in 2014 and be under review 2015-2016)
For 20 years, the Foundations have funded a small number of programs for the professional development of high school teachers. Many of these grants resulted in new national models that also leveraged significant support from both private and public sources.

Effective immediately, the Trustees have tabled the secondary education grant program.  During 2015 and 2016, the Trustees and staff will evaluate whether to continue our support for teacher professional development in our future grantmaking.

For our colleagues who submitted grant proposals on or before November 1, 2014, we will stay the course to review carefully the work you have submitted for our philanthropic consideration. A small number of proposals will move forward for Trustee consideration during the May 2015 board meeting.   Some selected grant applicants will be contacted to adjust their grant timing to a review later in 2015. In early January, we will notify applicants whose proposals will not be funded.

Recent Grants
For Recent Grants in Secondary Education, please click here.


To answer general questions that may result from these programmatic changes, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on our website.