Dedicated to Strengthening

   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.

* Note: Please see William C. Keator to leave the Foundations June 2015 for an important announcement.

For 20 years, the Foundations have funded 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.

The Secondary Education program ended in 2014 and is under review in 2015-2016.

During this review, 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.

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