Educational Leadership Grants


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  • April 2018

Deerfield, MA

The purpose of this grant is to support Athena. An online platform for teachers to share practices, lesson plans, questions, activities, assignments, and multimedia. A tool for professional development, it connects teachers across and within schools, building teacher networks and advancing a professional knowledge base for the field of education.

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

Read more about Deerfield Academy
  • April 2018

Saint Louis, MO

The purpose of this grant is to expand and enhance the work of The Equity Exchange, a week-long summer training for diversity practitioners, experienced teachers and administrators from independent, private and public schools by: supporting need-based registration fees, faculty curriculum planning, web portal development, and intra-institute programming.

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

Read more about John Burroughs School
  • April 2018

Bloomfield Hills, MI

The purpose of this grant is to seed funding for a public-private partnership among The Roeper School, The Roeper Institute, Detroit Public Schools and higher-ed to serve low-income and culturally diverse gifted and high-ability students through evidence-based professional development for a cohort of Roeper and Detroit teachers and other initiatives designed to promote equity in education.

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

Read more about The Roeper School
  • April 2018

Los Angeles, CA

The purpose of this grant is to support the Institute Model, a new way of cultivating essential 21st-century skills, students staff and lead institutes organized around BIG ideas, and take collaborative action in partnership with universities, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits. With guidance from faculty mentors, students devise the pathways to acquiring necessary knowledge and do original, real-world work.

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

Read more about Wildwood School
  • April 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



Read more about St. Johnsbury Academy
  • April 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



Read more about Flintridge Preparatory School
  • April 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


Read more about Garrison Forest School
  • April 2008

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


Read more about Germantown Friends
  • April 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





Read more about Punahou School
  • April 2009

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

Read more about The Westminster Schools
  • April 2009

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

Read more about Winchester Thurston School
  • April 2009

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

Read more about Windward School
  • April 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


Read more about Harpeth Hall School
  • April 2010

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


Read more about Norfolk Academy
  • April 2010

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

Read more about The Prairie School
  • April 2013

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


Read more about Castilleja School
  • April 2014

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


Read more about The Lovett School
  • April 2011

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


Read more about The Harley School
  • April 2011

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


Read more about Santa Fe Preparatory School
  • April 2012

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


Read more about Riverdale Country School
  • April 2012

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


Read more about The Thacher School
  • April 2013

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



Read more about The Taft School
  • April 2013

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


Read more about Washington International School
  • April 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

Read more about Emma Willard School
  • April 2015

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

Read more about McDonogh School
  • April 2015

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

Read more about Parish Episcopal
  • April 2015

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


Read more about St. Andrew's Episcopal School

2018

Deerfield, MA

The purpose of this grant is to support Athena. An online platform for teachers to share practices, lesson plans, questions, activities, assignments, and multimedia. A tool for professional development, it connects teachers across and within schools, building teacher networks and advancing a professional knowledge base for the field of education.

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

Read more about Deerfield Academy

Saint Louis, MO

The purpose of this grant is to expand and enhance the work of The Equity Exchange, a week-long summer training for diversity practitioners, experienced teachers and administrators from independent, private and public schools by: supporting need-based registration fees, faculty curriculum planning, web portal development, and intra-institute programming.

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

Read more about John Burroughs School

Bloomfield Hills, MI

The purpose of this grant is to seed funding for a public-private partnership among The Roeper School, The Roeper Institute, Detroit Public Schools and higher-ed to serve low-income and culturally diverse gifted and high-ability students through evidence-based professional development for a cohort of Roeper and Detroit teachers and other initiatives designed to promote equity in education.

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

Read more about The Roeper School

Los Angeles, CA

The purpose of this grant is to support the Institute Model, a new way of cultivating essential 21st-century skills, students staff and lead institutes organized around BIG ideas, and take collaborative action in partnership with universities, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits. With guidance from faculty mentors, students devise the pathways to acquiring necessary knowledge and do original, real-world work.

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

Read more about Wildwood School

April 2017 (CIG)

2016

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

Read more about Emma Willard School

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

Read more about McDonogh School

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

Read more about Parish Episcopal

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


Read more about St. Andrew's Episcopal School

2014

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


Read more about The Lovett School

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



Read more about St. Johnsbury Academy

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


Read more about Castilleja School

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



Read more about The Taft School

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


Read more about Washington International School

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



Read more about Flintridge Preparatory School

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


Read more about Riverdale Country School

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


Read more about The Thacher School

2011

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


Read more about The Harley School

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


Read more about Santa Fe Preparatory School

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


Read more about Harpeth Hall School

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


Read more about Norfolk Academy

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

Read more about The Prairie School

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





Read more about Punahou School

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

Read more about The Westminster Schools

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

Read more about Winchester Thurston School

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

Read more about Windward School

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


Read more about Garrison Forest School

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


Read more about Germantown Friends