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Congratulations to the recipients of June 2017 Traditional Grants!

  • June 2017

Rosemont, PA

To support professional development through the Legacy through Leadership Program and the creation of a research hub and collaboration space, as well as supporting professional growth of Innovation Fellows.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


  • June 2017

Athens, GA

To develop an on-campus leadership reaction course with an outdoor campsite to support the development of leadership and collaboration skills among its students as well as young people throughout the region.

Grant Amount: $85,000
Match: 1:1


  • June 2017

Washington, DC

To establish a social justice pedagogy that prepares students to recognize both individual prejudice and systemic, institutional injustice.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


  • June 2017

Scottdale, GA

To support a college counselor position over the course of two years.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


  • June 2017

St. John, VI

To expand the school's experiential learning program through a broad implementation of STEAM curricula, utilizing unique island resources, and to provide additional staffing, professional development and space enhancement.

Grant Amount: $80,000
Match: 1:1


  • June 2017

Ellicott City, MD

To support the Exploratory Learning Initiative, a STEAM curriculum initiative, by installing micronet technology, enhancing use of the on-campus observatory and installing a high altitude balloon launch to foster experimentation and deep study.

Grant Amount: $75,000
Match: 1:1


  • June 2017

Providence, RI

To support financial aid for global programs in India and Cuba.

Grant Amount: $75,000
Match: 1:1


  • June 2017

Louisville, KY

To establish a Center for Entrepreneurship and Design that will serve LCS students and the greater community.

Grant Amount: $90,000
Match: 1:1


  • June 2017

Brooklandville, MD

To support the growth of the SPIRITUS Scholars program for juniors and seniors.

Grant Amount: $100,000
Match: 1:1


  • June 2017

Alexandria, VA

To support the Catalyst Signature Program for Social Entrepreneurship, a new service learning model.

Grant Amount: $75,000
Match: 1:1


  • June 2017
Mendota Heights, MN

To help fund the construction of the Saint Thomas Academy Innovation Center.

Grant Amount: $100,000
Match: 1:2


  • June 2017
South Burlington, VT

To increase student body diversity and, through partnerships with colleges and vocational schools, provide an avenue for federally designated Refugee students to continue successfully to and through postsecondary school.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


  • June 2017

Pittsburgh, PA

To sponsor a national conference. The goal is to reach schools around the nation, and prepare their leaders and faculty to generate their own communtiy-based learning programs using best practices and lessons learned from WT's City as Our Campus program

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


2017

June

Rosemont, PA

To support professional development through the Legacy through Leadership Program and the creation of a research hub and collaboration space, as well as supporting professional growth of Innovation Fellows.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Athens, GA

To develop an on-campus leadership reaction course with an outdoor campsite to support the development of leadership and collaboration skills among its students as well as young people throughout the region.

Grant Amount: $85,000
Match: 1:1


Washington, DC

To establish a social justice pedagogy that prepares students to recognize both individual prejudice and systemic, institutional injustice.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Scottdale, GA

To support a college counselor position over the course of two years.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


St. John, VI

To expand the school's experiential learning program through a broad implementation of STEAM curricula, utilizing unique island resources, and to provide additional staffing, professional development and space enhancement.

Grant Amount: $80,000
Match: 1:1


Ellicott City, MD

To support the Exploratory Learning Initiative, a STEAM curriculum initiative, by installing micronet technology, enhancing use of the on-campus observatory and installing a high altitude balloon launch to foster experimentation and deep study.

Grant Amount: $75,000
Match: 1:1


Providence, RI

To support financial aid for global programs in India and Cuba.

Grant Amount: $75,000
Match: 1:1


Louisville, KY

To establish a Center for Entrepreneurship and Design that will serve LCS students and the greater community.

Grant Amount: $90,000
Match: 1:1


Brooklandville, MD

To support the growth of the SPIRITUS Scholars program for juniors and seniors.

Grant Amount: $100,000
Match: 1:1


Alexandria, VA

To support the Catalyst Signature Program for Social Entrepreneurship, a new service learning model.

Grant Amount: $75,000
Match: 1:1


Mendota Heights, MN

To help fund the construction of the Saint Thomas Academy Innovation Center.

Grant Amount: $100,000
Match: 1:2


South Burlington, VT

To increase student body diversity and, through partnerships with colleges and vocational schools, provide an avenue for federally designated Refugee students to continue successfully to and through postsecondary school.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Pittsburgh, PA

To sponsor a national conference. The goal is to reach schools around the nation, and prepare their leaders and faculty to generate their own communtiy-based learning programs using best practices and lessons learned from WT's City as Our Campus program

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


November

2016

June

Blairstown, NJ

To the support the purchase of new equipment and ongoing faculty education at the new Center for Innovation and Collaboration.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Virginia Beach, VA

To support the continued growth and development of the MAKE CBA Entrepreneurship Program.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Manchester, NH

To establish, over the next 3 years, a firm foundation for a comprehensive, intentional program of student leadership development.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


La Cañada Flintridge, CA

To support the research, development, design and implementation of the FSHA's creation of a makerspace and for resources to help teachers incorporate innovation into curriculum design.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Philadelphia, PA

To develop and pilot social justice curricular and co-curricular programming for upper school students.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


San Antonio, TX

To create a position which would oversee an expanded professional development program and to provide some of the funding for a related summer program for students.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Malvern, PA

To design and implement an Online Certificate in Engineering Thinking to be offered in partnership with Villanova University's Engineering Department.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Greenville, NC

To further develop the Department Chair structure through compensation, training, accountability and department level strategic planning.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Concord, NH

To underwrite the cost of producing a resource guide using findings derived from a 3 day symposium hosted at the school for fellow educators concerning the impact of technology on adolescent relationships.

Grant Amount: $30,000
Match: 1:1


San Francisco, CA

To support the first 4 years of the Lamott Fellowship to be awarded to teams of faculty members who propose collaboration across departments.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Cincinnati, OH

To help expand the Experiential Learning Program by developing an annual week-long Urban Immersion Experience for students in grades 9-11.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Macon, GA

To convert the second floor of the school's library into the Stratford Innovation Center.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


New York, NY

To support and expand Picture Justice, a human rights photojournalism and theater program for the next generation of activists and change-makers.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Carmel, IN

To support the student-centered educational program through research of best practices in faculty collaboration, classroom innovation, student leadership and the intersections between pedagogy and student assessment. To encourage faculty exploration of these topics through micro-granting opportunities that provide release time and professional development funds.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Portland, ME

To support 3 years of the New England Youth Identity Summit, to hire an Associate Director of Students Affairs to lead the event and to support institutional assessment and professional development associated with the school's capacity for dialogue.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Portola Vallery, CA

To analyze the impact of steps the school has taken to provide balance as a core orienting principle for educational programs, to support a summer colloquium for other schools, to discuss these findings and to underwrite professional development.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1

November

Manchester, VT

To help fund the ongoing expenses of the Students Success Program, which is offered to students who aspire to be the first in the families to graduate from college.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1

Portland, OR

To help fund the PLACE program which integrates experiential education, community engagement and social justice issues into school curriculum and programs by providing activities that encourages students to get out of the classroom, collaborate with peers, and work on community oriented projects.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1

Irving, TX

To purchase a 100 kw solar panel system to reduce the school's annual electricity costs by up to 20% thereby freeing up dollars for educational enrichment.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:3

Boston, MA

To fund the construction and outfitting of a physics lab with all essential equipment and to enhance the school's distinguished physics program by providing students with the opportunity to explore complex concepts through hands-on projects and experimentation.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1

Chicago, IL

To create a "Principal's Fund for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion," designated exclusively to educate Upper School faculty and staff on issues related to diversity.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:3

Wynnewood, PA

To fund an important component of a larger project around food and nutrition literacy - a Teaching Kitchen within a renovation of the existing dining facility.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2

New York, NY

To expand relationships with local academic and cultural institutions in New York City enabling students to take advantage of many exceptional opportunities.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1

Honolulu, HI

To fund the Na Wai 'Ekolu initiative which will engage teachers and students from Iolani and other schools in a collaborative, comprehensive science project analyzing and restoring the regional watershed.

Grant Amount: $48,751
Match: 1:1

Beverly, MA

To develop an online course Study Skills: Strategies for Supporting Executive Function, and additional outreach plans to offer teams of teachers from 40 to 50 independent schools the opportunity to take the 15-hour online course offering at no charge.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1

Honolulu, HI

To support Kupu Hou Academy, a professional development program that provides current, workshop style professional development in areas of evolving pedagogy.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1

Charleston, SC

To renovate two classrooms into a large multi-purpose fine arts space. This newly designed space will be used as a dance studio, small performance hall, additional theater space and a formal presentation area for public speaking classes or campus speakers.

Grant Amount: 50,000
Match: 1:1

Chatsworth, CA

To fund annual costs of outside educational services and opportunities such as athletic camps and summer enrichment experiences: all of which maximize a student's chances for success in the college admission process. This grant will fund supplemental educational expenses for deserving students receiving financial aid awards.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:3

Stevenson, MD

To support the school's Makerspace Initiative, a 3-year effort to empower innovation and discovery-based learning through the expansion of design thinking curricula across the sciences and arts. Grant funding will catalyze the school's ongoing efforts in the areas of faculty training, new courses and programs

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1

New Rochelle, NY

To expand the Global Education & Serviam Program and continue funding for the program, extend what Ursuline learns to other schools, enhance the Global Scholars Program and expand the position of Coordinator of Global Education & Serviam from part time to full time.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1

2015

June

Deerfield Academy

Deerfield, MA

To support the program and platform development for the Athena Project, an initiative to promote collaboration and professional development within and among schools.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1

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Francis Parker School

San Diego, CA

To deepen the understanding and principles of design thinking in Parker's academic environment and teaching culture through the purchase of design lab equipment and training of the US faculty in these emerging technologies.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Lick-Wilmerding School

San Francisco, CA

To increase funding for the Institutional Researcher position which will allow the school to develop better and deeper metrics to measure the cognitive and non-cognitive growth in the school's students.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Montclair Kimberley Academy

Montclair, NJ

To support the "green roof" classroom that is part of the US Academic Center renovation and expansion. Funds will also support faculty grants for curriculum and professional development, coordinator stipend, consultant fees and technology.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


National Association of Independent Schools

Washington, DC

To support the continued growth and development of the MAKE CBA Entrepreneurship Program.

Grant Amount: $200,000
Match: 1:1


Professional Children's School

New York, NY

To strengthen our science, technology and math (STEM) program in ways that will benefit all students regardless of their professional careers. Funds will also support the "Beyond the Classroom Enrichment" component of the Second Century STEM Initiative.

Grant Amount: $50,000

Match: 1:1


Providence Day School

Charlotte, NC

To support the salary, benefits and housing expenses associated with a 12 month Upper School teaching internship, ideally for a recent college graduate, who has been impacted by the Freedom School program.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


The Roeper School

Birmingham, MI

To seed Roeper's participation in the Malone Online Scholar's Network and procure tools such as dual high definition screens that will enable shared presentations and teleconferencing, laptops and smart devices for synchronous instruction and interaction.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Rutgers Preparatory School

Somerset, NJ

To reimagine the Rutgers Prep Entrepreneurial Program. Grant funds will support consultant fees, workshops, operating costs, teacher stipends and materials.

Grant Amount: $40,000
Match: 1:1


Rye Country Day School

Rye, NY

To establish a Community Engagement Fellowship Program that will award up to 10 annual fellowships to US students.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


St. Martin's Episcopal School

Metairie, Louisiana

To institute a mobile design thinking laboratory that will enable St. Martin's students to partner with schools, small businesses and community organizations on project-based programs.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1

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Sanford School

Hockessin, DE

To purchase a high quality, expandable theater package for sound, lighting and audio visuals that will meet the current and future needs of the Geipel Center for Performing Arts.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:3


Thornton Academy

Saco, ME

To serve as seed money that will contribute to the success of Thornton Academy's STEM Academy including staff adjustments and financial support for student activities.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Westtown School

West Chester, PA

To support Action Based Education (ABE) approach to teaching which connects design thinking with student agency

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Wildwood School

Los Angeles, CA

To help fund the first of three academic institutes directed and run by students for those with deep interest in particular subject areas. The Institute Model will serve as a hallmark program for teaching and learning in Wildwood School's upper school.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1

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November

Tacoma, WA

To fund the installation of an efficient and environmentally responsible underground drainage system that would restore an outdoor athletic facility. It will regulate the flow of excess water to the nearby wetlands, actually improving the natural watering of this area by making the flow consistent.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Avon, CT

To expand the "Project Lead the Way" curriculum and to enhance the STEM program to include engineering and robotics.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Tampa, FL

To support the Berkeley Academy -- a signature service program that will mentor highly motivated, low-income students through a six-year journey toward high school graduation and acceptance to college.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:3


Chestnut Hill, MA

Provide 3-5 years of support for the Faculty Innovation Grant Program. Matching funds will be invested in the Faculty Innovation Endowment to support the future of this program.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Denver, CO

To research, plan and implement "Learning Landscape," a program dedicated to hands-on, project-based learning opportunities across the campus and all content domains and a full integration into the curriculum of the physical learning environment.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Dublin, NH

To explore and develop a distinctive modern language program at Dublin School. Our vision is to create a robust campus-wide language acquisition experience in which the entire community will focus on learning one language - Spanish.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Gladstone, NJ

To establish a unique school/model program for learning about environment, food and stewardship, through careful development of a small working farm, recently acquired by Gill St. Bernard's School.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Meriden, NH

For the advancement of a Global Citizens/Scholars program.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Chicago, IL

To enhance Latin's financial aid budget to meet expanded immediate and long-term needs.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Shaker Heights, OH

To support the Laurel Capstone, a unique study of the long-term benefits of resilience via a vigorous, individualized research project. Results of the study by the Center for Research on Girls will be shared broadly with other independent schools.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


New York, NY

To develop and implement the Global Learning Initiative for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years and beyond

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Duluth, MN

To fund a Global Learning Center to recreate, in Marshall's new dormitory, the "structured nurturing" found in home-stay programs while enhancing English language acquisition for the school's international students.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:3


Los Olivos, CA

To expand upon Midland's student-installed solar program. To allow students and faculty to begin to study water management and build infiltration beds and bioswales to manage run-off and curtail flooding as a part of the program expansion.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Suffolk, VA

To fund the Summer Innovation Academy, comprised of five learning institutes to engage students in computer programming, sensor development, human-centered design and service learning.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Pomfret, CT

To fund the Solar Greenhouse and Aquaponics program that will provide students with an ongoing opportunity to learn about ecology, environmental science, engineering, computer applications, and, eventually allow Pomfret to reach into the local community supporting local food pantries and to develop partnerships with local businesses.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Ridgeland, MS

To support a new transformational, collaborative, professional development program for educators from independent and public schools across Mississippi and the South, with a focus on training high school faculty to deal with diversity and difference and to use student-centered, problem-solving pedagogies.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Delafield, WI

To create, develop and implement a Global Learning Program. The first proposed course is a year-long, hybrid, service learning course called The Making of Haiti: Christian Social Justice through Global Learning.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


2014

June

Jenkintown, PA

To fund a partnership between AFS and Arcadia University, to develop a 2-year program in professional development toward differentiated instruction for US faculty, to support a resource center for Arcadia student interns in ESL classrooms.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Birmingham, AL

To develop a Global Initiative that will manifest in curricular inclusions, extra-curricular experiences, professional development opportunities, grant writing for teachers and students, a global-themed lecture series, a sister-schools network, and, eventually, study abroad opportunities.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1

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Danville, CA

To develop and teach Blended Learning Consortium (Blend-Ed) classes, which combine face-to-face and online instruction beginning fall 2014. Funds will pay for professional development, teacher salaries, consultant fees and infrastructure costs.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


South Berwick, ME

To support the program expenses of the Berwick Innovation Center over the next two years. The $200,000 matching funds are to begin to endow the program.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Minneapolis, MN

To support the Peter Clark Center which will serve 9-12 students through personalized coaching and providing enhancement and enrichment services. The Center will also serve as a resource for families and a learning lab for professional development of faculty.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Waltham, MA

To help support two major components of the Khalsa Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, a resource hub and ideation lab. 1) to hire a technology innovationist 2) to establish a professional development program focusing on technology innovation.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Albany, GA

To stimulate and foster creative and effective teaching through professional development. This grant will encourage and enable US faculty to seek out workshops, conferences, coursework, and enrichment experiences that have have a direct impact on their teaching.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Baton Rouge, LA

To create a new faculty position called the STEM Instigator, whose role is to collaborate with US faculty in STEM courses and to transform a project-based learning environment in the area of science, technology, engineering and math.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1

Philadelphia, PA

To develop an InterSession program from a one-week program of topics to a yearlong program on content and a yearlong project that becomes a graduation requirement.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Saint Louis, MO

To create an intensive, five-day summer institute to give educators and institutions the awareness, knowledge and skills around diversity, inclusivity and cultural competency.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1

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Farmington, CT

To support the Porter's Leadership Program.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Glencoe, MD

To help fund two community service partnerships between Oldfields, My Sister's Circle and Back on My Feet.

Grant Amount: $30,000
Match: 1:1


East Providence, RI

Faculty compensation improvement. $100,000 for supplementary compensation for faculty over a 3-year period. $50,000 to initiate an endowment fund designated for faculty compensation improvement.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Newport Coast, CA

To fund the Sage Connected initiative and enhance and digitize current curriculum and provide new and innovative opportunities for students to access and engage in a transformative, academic experience.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Natick, MA

The launch of a new Media Arts major and hiring of a Director of Media Studies. To offset initial capital expenditures and to underwrite operating costs while the program builds enrollment.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Edison, NJ

To help fund the inclusion of a Multi-Media Technology Room to support broadcasting, film programs and student publications within the Center for Global Learning.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Bell Buckle, TN

This grant would enable the creation of a new model of boarding curriculum to enhance the boarding experience of our upper school residential students. The goal is also to share this model with other institutions through conferences, presentations and a summer institute.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1

Providence, RI

To expand the capacity of the new Center of Community and Performing Arts and allow an upgrade from institutional (internal) use, to community (professional and external) use.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


November

Albuquerque, NM

To provide additional need-based financial aid.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Cincinnati, OH

To construct an amphitheater which would be used as the strategic center of the CCDS campus and provide a unique outdoor learning and gathering place.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Bloomfield Hills, MI

To support the Horizons Upward Bound (HUB) outreach program for underserved Detroit students by creating a blended learning model to strengthen student math skills and support existing curriculum.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


New York, NY

To provide small bonuses to faculty members as they take on the three-year task of revising and implementing new curriculum.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Hillsborough, CA

To create a 3-year, year-long program to provide academic, social-emotional, family and high school admission support to motivated students from under-resourced communities.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Bethel, ME

To fund 2 years of compensation for the Director of the IDEAS Center, a space "purpose built" for a design thinking approach to teaching and learning.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Greenwich, CT

To help expand the GAINS (Girls Advancing IN STEM) network and launch an annual conference.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2

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San Rafael, CA

To help support the endowment of the Achieve program, an academic enrichment program that serves Boston Public School students from low-income families.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:3


Dedham, MA

To help support the endowment of the Achieve program, an academic enrichment program that serves Boston Public School students from low-income families.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:5


Buffalo, NY

To Support Natural Collections, a key component of Science@Park Centennial Capital Campaign. It will include a physical and virtual display of the flora and fauna native to Park's campus.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Baltimore, MD

To support the creation of a partnership between Park and Baltimore City Neighbors HS, a public charter school, in which teachers will collaborate on summer professional development.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Indianapolis, IN

To create the Park Tudor Innovator's Institute, bringing students and teachers from all over central Indiana to campus each spring and summer.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Princeton, NJ

To fund 3 facets of a health and wellness program: writing curriculum for grades 9-12, professional development for faculty and the creation of an online, interactive curriculum to be made available to peer independent schools.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Boise, ID

To develop a 9th grade STEM program geared towards financial competency, design thinking and social responsibility. After 2 years, the school will share a curriculum guide with other schools.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Milwaukee, WI

To support the Crisis Simulation Program, an interactive, real-time experience offered through the Global Scholar's Program to increase awareness of international relations, diplomacy and global interdependence. To support involvement of students from local schools.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


2013

June

Los Angeles, CA

For the purpose of designing a comprehensive Engineering, Design and Computer Science program and Lab/workspace that is based on the research of how best to engage and motivate girls in STEM subjects.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Baltimore, MD

To support professional development within the faculty, grades 9-12, for pedagogical training, project based learning, leadership skill development and relational teaching.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Pittsburgh, PA

To support the Active Classroom for Girls, whose goal is to establish a highly collaborative, hands-on, technology-rich, interactive learning environment for science and engineering courses and to study the impact this learning environment has on girls.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Falmouth Academy, MA

To support the Falmouth Academy Science, Engineering and Technology Scholars Program, which proposes a collaboration with the Woods Hole scientific community by engaging mentors and establishing internships for Academy students as well as a summer-immersion course for area high school students.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Owlings Mills, MD

To secure funding for a Public Health initiative within the school's newly-evolved WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) Academy.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Chicago, IL

To support the development of ISACS Leadership Academy; The Business of Running Schools in partnership with The Kellogg Center for Non-Profit management at Northwestern University.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Summit, NJ

To support The Ethical Leadership in Action Program whose objective is to engage faculty and students in learning the framework for ethical thinking and decision-making by means of integrated leadership training and mentoring by experts in their respective fields.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Milford, CT

To continue the restoration of the school's historic barn into contemporary space for students to explore the arts.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:3


Atlanta, GA

To educate Lovett constituents and the greater Atlanta community on new findings about learning and the brain and understanding learning disabilities through the multiple variations in brain wiring.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Washington, DC

To support Maret's leadership in establishing a unique model for online education, the Malone Schools Online Network (MSON), which will expand the school's advanced level offerings. Additionally, the grant will help Maret create new programs and enhance partnerships that use the new video conferencing technology to connect in multiple ways with multiple partners.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Millbrook, NY

To expand the existing Green Team and Community Garden on campus, so they can serve as a year-round community service opportunity for 20-25 students each season, ensuring that each plays a meaningful role in the functioning of Millbrook's community.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:4


Washington, DC

To develop The Center for Ethical Leadership, which will link leadership development to the school's Episcopal mission to serve others.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Winnetka, IL

To create a distinctive academic schedule and calendar that is truly built for North Shore's progressive education spirit and roots through engagement with educational design thinkers and architects.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Raleigh, NC

To support the creation and implementation of the Upper School leadership and citizenship initiative at Ravenscroft during the curriculum design phase.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Albuquerque, NM

To develop a Native American Studies Center to bring together faculty members and outside experts to develop interdisciplinary lessons , units and courses that incorporate Native American history, literature and science.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Bryn Mawr, PA

To create an evidenced-based program that develops emotional literacy, critical thinking, effective decision making, and goal setting skills among high school students and to help support assessment, consultancy, professional development, research, and resource material associated with the program via the establishment of The EE Ford Social and Emotional Literacy Fund.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


San Francisco, CA

To expand and complete facilities with a North Campus that includes both an Academic and Athletic Center and Performing Arts Center.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:3


Wilmington, DE

To develop the QUEST Term as a two-year program that would develop critical skills for democratic and world citizenship, uniquely preparing students for the 11th & 12th grade IB program, and integrating academics and experience, global engagement and local community involvement.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


November

St. Petersburg, FL

Admiral Farragut Academy currently has a small scale aquaponics system that utilizes small aquaria to house ornamental fishes. This new project involving tilapia will provide students a real world example of how aquaponics can be used to provide both a protein and vegetable source on a larger scale.

Grant Amount: $25,000
Match: 1:1


Greenwich, CT

For the creation of an integrated curricula to establish a new Center for Character and Leadership Education.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Exton, PA

To support the design of an enhanced STEAM curriculum to provide robust and real opportunities to engage students in authentic problem solving, collaboration, and ethical literacy.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Richmond, VA

To create an intensive professional development program for athletic coaches designed to support the teacher/coach model.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Carbondale, CO

To build a new $200,000 Active Center to support our school's 60-year history of outdoor curriculum and programming, which are cornerstones to a CRMS education.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


San Francisco, CA

To bring together the various experiential education program components currently offered and place them under the auspices of a new Coordinator of Experiential Education, to foster a clearer vision for the program and better coordinate its planning, cohesion, and implementation.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Simsbury, CT

To undertake an evidence-based research project to explore ways to develop a forward-thinking, contemporary curriculum that leverages the best research, tools, and technologies to support teaching and learning in an all girls environment.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Locust Valley, NY

To help fund the Global Studies Scholar Program, which will expand graduates' understanding of the complex, interdependent, and diverse global needs they will serve.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Blue Hill, ME

To plan and implement a fully restructured all-student Advisory Program that will provide thoughtfully designed and personalized academic support, career guidance, and social and emotional mentoring for every GSA student.

Grant Amount: $20,000
Match: 1:1


New York, NY

To create the Teaching and Making Institute, which will help teachers from both public and independent schools discover the transformative power that making and digital fabrication have to stimulate and deepen students' understanding of their world.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Owings Mills, MD

To enhance the educational experience by bringing science and humanities to life in a tangible outdoor classroom, teaching students to be good stewards of the earth, and to give back in a meaningful way to McDonogh and the greater Baltimore community, through the Roots Program.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Lake Placid, NY

To fund construction of the World Link Classroom: a sophisticated language laboratory, TOEFL testing site, and online classroom for standardized test preparation.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


South Hamilton, MA

To help fund Pingree's Learning Commons, a project which seeks to support dynamic learning experiences in a physical space that provides leading technologies, information literacy, and student support partnerships.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Martinsville, NJ

To provide seed financing for the Pingry Credit Union. The credit union will serve as a true model of experiential learning, and the unprecedented extent to which our students will be involved in managing this business venture will help teach them lessons in entrepreneurship, marketing, decision-making, investment valuation, financial sustainability, and stewardship of limited resources.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Huntsville, AL

To build and endow a tuition assistance program in order to make an independent school education available to more students from across North Alabama and the Tennessee Valley.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:3


Washington, D.C.

To explore the relationships between (1) academic success at Sidwell Friends School and (2) gender, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic background, enrollment grade, and prior academic evaluations.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Princeton, NJ

To build a STEM Sisterhood: a network of support for girls in STEM through best practices in teaching, internships, mentorships, and year-round innovative programming.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


2012

June

Manchester, VT

To fund the starting compensation for the Director of the Mountain Campus Program at The Academy, the purpose of which is to provide a semester experience for "place-based" education focused on environmental studies.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Memphis, TN

To assist the school in the creation of Hutchinson Leads Girls Summit 2013: Transforming Communities, Transforming Lives.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Interlochen, MI

To create an Arts Leadership Institute for high school students (targeting the nation's performing arts high schools), and undergraduate arts students in colleges, conservatories, professional schools and academies.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Memphis, TN

To fund the Lausanne Collaborative Teacher- to-Teacher Institute, which will bring teachers together from public and private schools for peer-based mentoring in order to promote student-centered, technology-focused and innovative teaching at the upper school level.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Livingston, NJ

To provide a "transitional safety net" for students admitted to the Academy through the Newark Scholars program.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Baltimore, MD

To support the STEM Institute at Roland Park Country School over the course of its first two years.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Memphis, TN

To be used for the development of best practice guidelines in the creation of digital curricula and to renovate an existing seminar room to function as a distance learning lab to share best practice with matching funds placed in a permanent endowment.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Brooklyn Heights, NY

To help fund a week-long summer institute for faculty to develop curriculum with technology integration, to provide mentoring for implementation during the school year and to purchase equipment for classroom use.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Rye, NY

To create a program involving community-building projects to teach lessons in architecture, design, construction, physics and engineering, filmmaking, and art history.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Honolulu, HI

For the development of an integrated "Priory in the City" experimental learning program for students in grades 10-12.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Richmond, VA

To develop an integrated approach to teaching creative thinking and problem-solving skills across a traditional upper school college-preparatory curriculum.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Buffalo, NY

To provide faculty professional development support for the implementation of two curricular initiatives: health, outdoors, wellness, leadership; and an intensive experiential learning interim program along with restructuring the academic leadership team.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Saltsburg, PA

To support the design and planning required for the Living Laboratory educational features in the MacColl Hall renovation project.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:3


Lawrenceville, NJ

To develop and disseminate with the Eight Schools Association and the Berkshire School sustainability and best practices through various professional development models, including webinars workshops and coaching.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Simsbury, CT

To support the Westminster Teaching Initiative, a program that works to enhance teaching and learning at Westminster School by encouraging collaboration and dialogue among faculty members and departments about curriculum and pedagogy.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Middlebury, CT

To develop the school's interest in training the faculty in their use and understanding of blended learning practices.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


2011

June

Cambridge, MA

To assess progress made on closing the achievement gap between African-American and European-American students; to develop and implement appropriate responses to that assessment; to understand more deeply the experience at BB&N of students and alumni/ae of color; and to host a symposium focused on differences in achievement patterns and strategies to close the gap.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Carpinteria, CA

To support funding of innovative curriculum initiatives based on a precise, codified course of study that includes traditional techniques as well as evolving technology.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:3


Manchester, NH

To support the development of The Digital Project Room, a customized teaching space which will provide space where technology can be integrated into the curriculum via art, film, photography, robotics and scientific investigation

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


San Francisco, CA

To support faculty professional development to underwrite faculty stipends and project costs, encouraging a 360-degree learning process in which teachers learn from other teachers, from outside experts, and from participating students.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1

Baltimore, MD

To support the development of GROW, a program of professional development that is aligned to the school's strategic goals for faculty growth.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:3


Washington, DC

To build a greenhouse, the Environmental Learning Lab, which would serve as a hands-on environmental classroom.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Pittsfield, MA

To support the Girls' Leadership Project Faculty Seminar, a facilitated program of faculty professional development that will, over the course of the 2011-12 academic year, train Miss Hall's School educators in developing curriculum units that teach girls to overcome the "need to please".

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:4


San Pedro, CA

To help teachers in grades 9-12 maximize the learning opportunities offered by digital tools.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Charlottesville, VA

To establish a baseline for a fiscal sustainability model.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Southborough, MA

To create a St. Mark's Institute of Mathematics (SMIM) Online Pre-Algebra Course containing approximately eighteen lessons.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Needham, MA

To establish the St. Sebastian's Service Program for grades 9-12 with matching funds placed in a permanent endowment.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:3


Spartanburg, SC

To assist the school in the creation of The Center of Innovative Learning (COIL) whose mission will be to enhance professional development for the faculty, grades 9-12, as outlined in the proposal.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Road Hunting Valley, OH

To provide financial assistance to boys qualifying for participation in local, national and international outreach opportunities.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Nashville, TN

To establish a solar panel installation at the school's River Campus, a project that will both strengthen the school's long-standing commitment to making environmentally sound decisions and provide opportunities for innovative curricula.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


November

Atlanta, GA

To assist with the professional development opportunities for Upper School Faculty, grades 9-12, and to elevate the role of department chairs and grow them into strong mentors and leaders.

Grant Amount: $25,000
Match: 1:2


Sherman Oaks, CA

To establish a pilot program with the LAUSD Charter School to enroll two Hispanic high school students beginning with the 2012-13 academic year.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:4


Fort Myers, FL

To assist the school in the creation of an endowment for professional development as part of the school's effort to develop a Professional Learning Community within the school.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Wilmington, NC

To increase financial assistance in grades 9-12 in order to maintain a diverse population in terms of race, color, national or ethnic origin and socio-economic circumstances.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Palo Alto, CA

To design, develop, implement, study and share a hands-on engineering and technology program focused on strengthening girls' spatial-visualization skills to inspire girls to pursue STEM studies in college and beyond.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:4


Ashburnham, MA

To fund the completion of four additional interactive iClass learning environments in a variety of disciplines, facilitating the acquisition of component materials, teacher training, and supporting the development of curriculum and program content that would be widely and freely shared with other independent schools nationwide.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Beverly Hills, MI

For the expansion and formalization of the Detroit Country Day School Conservatory Program Professional Partnerships Initiative.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Newton Square, PA

To provide immediate support for The Episcopal Academy's Mastership Program whose purpose is to promote active and participatory collaborative experiential learning and teaching in an environment that fosters innovation and growth of the individual and the institution.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Bryn Mawr, PA

To develop a collaborative program with the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS), addressing the critical issues of school governance and sustainability.

Grant Amount: $32,625
Match: 1:1


Gates Mills, OH

To expand the school's Pathways Model into areas such as Language, Art, History, Economics and Entrepreneurship, and Public Service.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Hoboken, NJ

To support financial aid endowment for students in grades 9-12 from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Los Olivos, CA

To fund Midland's educational solar and wind program for the next three tenth grade classes and to upgrade facilities for long-term water and food security by replacing the school's principal well as outlined in the proposal.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1.2


Weston, MA

For the Rivers School Interdisciplinary Studies Department in order to provide professional development opportunities for the faculty to better understand the cognitive, social and emotional dimensions of interdisciplinary work and to develop curricula for new interdisciplinary courses.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Vero Beach, FL

To augment the school's funds for faculty professional development in grades 9-12 by providing $25,000 in funds for each of the next two summers.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Faribault, MN

To support the school's pilot program for "blended learning", with its promise to reshape academic scheduling in grades 9-12, as outlined in the proposal.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Winter Park, FL

To renovate an existing classroom to accommodate a new video conferencing center, add necessary equipment, support a part-time position in technology and fund continuing participation at the Malone Consortium Conference held at Stanford.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


2010

June

Avon, CT

To provide strategic funding for add'l sustainability and energy savings initiatives, incl. a Sustainability Coordinator, reclamation of heat loss in the school's hockey rink chiller & replacement of dormitory windows.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Burlington, NJ

To take advantage of the Doane Academy's proximity to Burlington Island where opportunities for environmental studies; natural history studies; native American studies; & student leadership development await.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Colorado Springs, CO

To support graduates of the Gardner Carney Leadership Lab in integrating their learning into the classroom and making specific, strategic applications at their schools in partnership with the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


San Francisco, CA

To design and implement an early intervention model for assessing and addressing non-traditional students' learning challenges as soon as they enter the school.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1

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New York, NY

To construct a new high school curriculum for the 21st Century with financial support directed to funding a part-time coordinator for research and curricular design.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Winston-Salem, NC

To improve faculty salaries, raising the base as soon as possible and then providing equitable annual raises.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Potomac, MD

To create opportunities for faculty training with a particular focus on developing the use of new technology for engaging learners, through on campus and conference experiences.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Sun Valley, ID

To ensure teacher & student ability to successfully meet the expectations of today's society through the implementation of 21st Century Fluencies identified as: creativity; media; information; problem-solving and collaboration, across the upper school curriculum.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Atlanta, GA

To provide experiential learning opportunities for all galloway high school students to broaden their understanding of other cultures, develop their analytical skills and problem solving techniques, and allow real connections between their traditional school curricula and the realities of life outside of Galloway.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Buffalo, NY

To implement a curricular and advisory program that advances ethical decision-making and leadership training by providing funding for professional development and strengthening the school's advisory program.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Brooklandville, MD

To support the creation of an initiative that pairs veteran teachers with those new to the profession, providing veteran teachers a vehicle for sharing their wisdom and expertise in support of the next generation of teachers.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Richmond, VA

To fund a "Visiting Scientists Program", which would attract specialists with expertise in the areas of alternative energy, physics, hydrology, engineering, astronomy, sustainable architectural design and green construction methods and materials, organic gardening, natural resource management, geology, and environmental studies.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


November

Asheville, NC

To provide the means for schools to develop plans for integrating curriculum across disciplines, especially in the Humanities and to design the program for a summer institute to provide a more action based, problem solving opportunity for school participants.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Martinsville, VA

To provide strategic funding for the Fine Arts Building improvements and renovations permitting greater school and community use in the form of high quality, state-of-the art theatre productions and speaker forums.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Denver, CO

To expand its capacity to support individual student needs and different ways of learning by leveraging "Assistive technology".

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Simsbury, CT

To host a National Environmental Symposium, to be a signature event of the School's Centennial on the campus demonstrating the School's commitment to the preservation of precious natural resources and to celebrate the vision of the school's founder, Ethel Walker.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Greenwich, CT

To expand the summer offerings of the Duff Center at Greenwich Academy in order to increase the school's ability to enroll girls with demonstrated financial need and to continue the school's outreach to community public school girls and to expand the Global Quest Program.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Shaker Heights, OH

To help underwrite the development and implementation of the Perspectives program, a curricular initiative that will educate and inspire Laurel Upper School girls to be agents of change locally, nationally, and globally.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Groton, MA

To initiate a Visiting Scholars Program whose aim is to support Lawrence Academy's vision as a center for scholarly discourse within the broader community.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Bethlehem, PA

To provide Moravian students a Science Workshop and a Science Research Unit that will enhance the science curriculum, making it possible for students to conduct long-term research projects and gather data related to energy conservation.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


New Hampton, NH

To support professional development for the school's International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and general purpose professional development.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


New York, NY

To establish an Upper School Leadership & Global Citizenship Program, a program for Upper School students designed to enhance global awareness, instill an ethic of citizenship and support development of leadership characteristics for the 21st century.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Los Angeles, CA

To initiate the Neighborhood Scholars Program, which will provide scholarships for neighborhood Hispanic students to attend Pilgrim's high school.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Poughkeepsie, NY

To develop a Digital Citizen Project - a mission driven approach to teaching, learning and ethical conduct in the digital era that serves to ensure that every student graduates as a skilled and ethically aware digital citizen.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


Stevenson, MD

To fund equipment for state-of-the-art labs in the proposed new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Center.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:3


Wilmington, DE

To expand and enhance the performing arts program and to provide access to the performing arts center to community based non-profit groups via funding compensation for a technical director's position.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:2


Bethlehem, NH

To assist in expanding student access to the White Mountain School's sustainability program by offering scholarships to students who will engage in a cutting edge academic challenge.

Grant Amount: $50,000
Match: 1:1


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