Partnerships of a Different Kind
The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
This foundation aims to improve the lives of children living in urban poverty nationwide by funding programs that focus on performance-driven education, college preparation and completion, quality school options and academic and after-school programs. The foundation has committed more than $650 million to global initiatives.
The Walton Family Foundation
The strategy is to infuse competitive pressure into the K12 system by increasing the quantity and quality of school choices available to parents, especially in low-income communities. The foundation invested more than $159 million in education reform initiatives in 2011 and grants were given to organizations that empower parents to choose quality, publicly-funded schools.
Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services
Education is a top priority of the Ford Motor Company Fund and more than $1 million in scholarships are provided by Ford each year. The fund’s team supports various initiatives, such as scholarship and volunteer programs, to improve the quality of life within school communities.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
The scholars foundation celebrates young people who want to make the world a better place through civic engagement, community service, and enlightened leadership. The foundation awards $3 million annually to high school seniors, has provided more than 5,000 students nationwide with nearly $48 million in scholarships, and also supports 350 civic-minded students attending two-year colleges through the Coca-Cola All-Academic Team and Leaders of Promise Scholarships.
The Pearson Foundation
New York, N.Y.
Working with nonprofit organizations, corporations, and partners, the foundation delivers solutions to students, teachers, and educational institutions that promote literacy, great learning, and great teaching. The foundation provides support to nonprofits, incubating innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and documenting innovative practices so that others can build upon proven efforts and can adapt them to help individuals and organizations they serve.