Leadership Grants


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RECIPIENTS OF April 2016 Leadership GRANTS!

  • April 2016

Oakland, CA

To support the Bay Area BlendEd Consortium (partner schools: Athenian, Lick-Wilmerding, Marin Academy and Urban). To help strengthen the existing program, developing the Consortium as a sustainable organization and to caputure and share the knowledge learned through this process.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1

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2016

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Oakland, CA

To support the Bay Area BlendEd Consortium (partner schools: Athenian, Lick-Wilmerding, Marin Academy and Urban). To help strengthen the existing program, developing the Consortium as a sustainable organization and to caputure and share the knowledge learned through this process.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1

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2015

Troy, NY

To implement a comprehensive talent management program linking annual performance feedback with mission-aligned and personalized professional development planning, and compensation and to distribute information on the program and train other interested independent schools

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1

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Owings Mills, MD

To create a platform with FolioCollaborative to help the "B-" teachers move the needle by leveraging and validating the best practice of "A+" teachers. To deliver a powerful, yet approachable, process and tool to help schools develop excellent educators

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1

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Dallas, TX

To create a Center established by independent schools in Dallas for the training of transformational educational leaders in partnership with Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1

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Potomac, MD

St. Andrew's Episcopal School and its Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning will use the grant to initiate a week-long Science of Teaching and School Leadership Academy in the summer of 2017 that will train hundreds of growth-minded public and independent school teachers and leaders in Mind, Brain and Education Science and excite them about continuing their futures in education. The CTTL, in partnership with faculty at The Johns Hopkins School of Education and Harvard's Graduate School of Education who lead Research Schools International, will design, deliver, and evaluate the academy through a longitudinal study of Academy participants

Amount Granted: $250,000
Match: 1:1.4


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2014

Cleveland, OH

To support all aspects of the newly designed Entrepreneurial Studies semester program at Hawken School.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1

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Atlanta, GA

To design, develop, and implement The City as Laboratory, a non-residential semester school in Atlanta for public and independent school sophomores. The City as Laboratory will re-imagine the school day and leverage blended learning to immerse students in a deep exploration and study of Atlanta's issues and opportunities. In partnership with the city of Atlanta and in collaboration with its vast educational and cultural institutions and enterprises, students will develop exemplary innovation and entrepreneurship skills as they design, test, and develop solutions for a vibrant and sustainable city of the future.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:2


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Seattle, WA

To develop a Laboratory for Innovation and Entrepreneurship by combing current offerings in Sustainability, Robotics and Programming to provide a more complete array of interdisciplinary, project-based courses.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match:1:1

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Nashville, TN

To help build a curricular design bridge from secondary school to college, by organizing, funding and sharing projects born of partnerships between USN high school faculty and their counterparts at Vanderbilt University.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1


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2013

St. Johnsbury, VT

To provide a Summer Job Corps so that every rising 8th grader in St. Johnsbury gets a work-like experience in which they learn how to succeed in college and the workplace, including financial management, essential job skills, teamwork, entrepreneurial skills, and goal-setting.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1



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Palo Alto, CA

To design, implement, study and share a cutting-edge Partnership for 21st Century Assessment. This Partnership will support Castilleja and fellow independent schools as we foster curricular and programmatic innovation, engage in authentic assessment of experiential learning and 21st century skills, collaborate with peer institutions to share results and formulate best practice for the academic community.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1


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Watertown, CT

To create and develop the Center for Global Leadership and Service programs, including: Mentorship Programs, the Global Leadership Institute and a Service Learning course that provides an opportunity for Taft and Waterbury students to serve and learn together.

Grant Amount $250,000
Match: 1:1



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Washington, DC

To host annually a one-week summer institute to provide professional development for educators from District of Columbia Public Schools and local public charter, parochial and independent schools. The institute will have an explicit focus on effective ways to build a culture of thinking in schools that aim to educate for global competence.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1


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2012

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

To develop a new organizational model to develop initiatives in cosmopolitan and civic engagement, the Idealab, and to spark the entrepreneurial and collaborative creativity of students and teachers, while providing an administrative design for other schools, and to address specific needs of the region and the world.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1



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Metairie, LA

To develop the New Orleans Scholars Program, which focuses on study in the following areas: 1.) economic development, 2) the environment, 3) politics, and 4) New Orleans culture.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1


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New York City, NY

To create an opportunity for a team of educators from several different school settings to work on a common set of projects together, make their schools better places by applying design thinking, develop case studies of the design thinking process in action, and offer the possibility of replication for the broader educational community.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1


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Ojai, CA

To improve the quality of senior year independent academic research projects, the capstone, and to improve the quality and efficacy of such programs in other schools that employ them, via a summer colloquium in which best practice will be shared and exploited using online resources and message boards for current and future program leaders.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1


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2011

Weston, MA

In collaboration with three other independent schools, Cambridge School of Weston plans to create a visionary teacher education program that places prospective teachers at the heart of their practice.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1




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Rochester, NY

The purpose of this grant is to formalize, validate and provide teacher education and professional development for the pedagogy of teaching empathy to high school students; and to establish the Center for Mindfulness and Empathy education (CMEE) in support of this work.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1


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Santa Fe, NM

The purpose of this grant is to create a Summer Teachers' Colloquium at Santa Fe Prep School, whose intent shall be to provide a place for all teachers to renew their passion for their areas of study, using the considerable local resources of Santa Fe, NM and the resources found within the faculty of the school.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1


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Marion, MA

The purpose of this grant is to promote analysis of adult development in independent boarding schools.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1


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2010

Nashville, TN

The purpose of this grant is to establish The Center for STEM Education for Girls to increase girls' participation in STEM studies in high school and college and to encourage girls to aspire to STEM careers.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1


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Norfolk, Virginia

The purpose of this grant is to develop a selective complement to its academic program that will cultivate in students an aesthetic, civic, and ecological engagement with the Chesapeake Bay by articulating opportunities for interdisciplinary inquiry, independent research, and leadership both within and beyond the school community.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1


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Racine, WI

The purpose of this grant is to establish the Center for Developing Excellence, a dynamic, four-week, summer enrichment program for students entering grades 8, 9 & 10, whose goal will be to increase students' passion for, preparation toward, access to, and success in the highest level AP/IB math and science courses.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1

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2009

Honolulu, HI

To develop a community of international youth leaders that deepens student engagement and understanding of common global challenges to encourage positive action toward social change.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1





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Atlanta, GA

To expand and enhance the Center for Teaching Faculty Cohort Program – an innovative, research-based professional development model designed to capitalize on rare and collaborative partnerships among public and independent schools to develop teaching and learning for all students.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1

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Pittsburgh and Allison Park, PA

To transform the Upper School experience at Winchester Thurston over the next five years through the expansion of its City as Our Campus Initiative, which will be organized around the following paradigm: Independent schools are interdependent with their communities – each school's destiny is tied to that of its region.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1

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Los Angeles, CA

To provide additional support to develop and refine the Windward Studio Physics First program and to expand the active learning model to chemistry and biology, programs which align with emerging best practices at the college level.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1

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2008

Owings Mills, OH

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.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1


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Newton, PA

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

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1


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Philadelphia, PA

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.

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1


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Shaker Heights, OH

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

Grant Amount: $250,000
Match: 1:1


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