The Edward E. Ford Foundation seeks to improve secondary education by supporting U.S. independent schools and encouraging promising practices.

What we do: 

  • We make Traditional Grants to eligible schools and Associations to help them grow and  develop in pursuit of their own missions.
  • We make Educational Leadership Grants to eligible schools or groups of schools that consist of larger dollar awards to fewer recipients.

  • We encourage collaboration with others in both grant cycles.

  • Occasionally, we may make larger, multi-­year Collaborative Innovation Grants in support of projects that have the potential to influence secondary education more broadly and positively affect our democratic society.       

  • Beyond grant-making, we share what we learn, sponsor strategic meetings, and work with others to identify and respond to the most pressing challenges facing the field of secondary education.