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.