2008 Educational Leadership Grants

  • In June of 2008 the Board awarded five matching grants of $250,000 to schools invited to compete for its newest program.
  • The Edward E. Ford Educational Leadership initiative.
  • In April 2009 four more were granted, bringing the total to nine.
  • These programs must: be generative; be transformational; be replicable; include partnerships; and address the question, "What is the public purpose of private education"?

School Name

Grant Amount

Match

Grant Purpose

Garrison Forest School

 $250,000

1:1

To create a Center for Public Purpose Partnerships, to expand and unify programs in four key areas: Science and Public Health, civic engagement and service learning, financial literacy and social entrepreneurship, and pathways to leadership.

George School

$250,000

 1:1

Service Learning Faculty Institute and Summer International Service Program at George School.

Germantown Friends

$250,000

 1:1

Project Flow. To create a multicultural environment that reflects our urban neighborhood and demonstrates that a common educational enterprise in the context of a 21st century classroom can be successful in removing barriers of race and class.

Hathaway Brown School

$250,000

 1:1

Operating support for the HB Institute for 21st Century Learning and for the design and implementation of the EE Ford Foundation Educational Leadership Summit.

The Lawrenceville School

$250,000

 1:4

To support Lawrenceville's new paradigm for interdisciplinary studies program.