Education

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Released: 01/2015

Many have argued that funders often work within a framework of isolated impact, reviewing proposals for funding in a vacuum and evaluating success based on the impact of individual organizations as opposed to that of systems.

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Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: All Members



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Released: 12/2014

Most funders agree that effective grantmaking requires pursuing a range of complementary approaches. Direct grants are the lifeblood of organizations and the cornerstone of funder practice, but grantmakers also provide critical value when they help grantees develop organizational leadership and governance, strengthen strategic collaborations with peers, network with new allies, and expand field knowledge, among other things.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeReport
Funding Area: EducationAdvocacySustainability



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Released: 01/2015

Low income students are now a majority of the schoolchildren attending the nation’s public schools, according to this research bulletin. The latest data collected from the states by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), show that 51 percent of the students across the nation’s public schools were low income in 2013.

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Resource Type: Research
Topic: Education



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Released: 10/2012

Drawing on eight years of grants data and twenty years of history, this report describes important trends in foundation funding for black men and boys. It also describes innovative philanthropic efforts in the field. While disparities faced by black males remain staggering, new partnerships and initiatives based on an assets-based approach and institutional supports may be on the cusp of turning the tide.

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Resource Type: Report



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Released: 02/2015

For over a decade, the Schott Foundation’s efforts to collect and publish national data on the four-year graduation rates for Black males compared to other sub-groups has been to highlight how the persistent systemic disparity in opportunity creates a climate and perception of a population who is less valued.

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Resource Type: Report
Funding Area: Education



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Released: 05/2014

This newly released report maps the landscape of work in the area of black male achievement and offers recommendations for what it will take to strengthen the field moving forward.

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