The generosity of our Foundation supporters makes our work possible.
Our sponsors, individual supporters, and donors are integral to the success of Equal Opportunity Schools. Their generous financial support enables us to make a greater impact by placing more students into rigorous classes.
Global Impact Awards support nonprofits using technology and innovation to tackle tough human challenges. We look for entrepreneurial teams with an idea to change the world and a healthy disregard for the impossible.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation established by Jack Kent Cooke to help exceptionally promising students reach their full potential through education. Launched in 2000, the Foundation focuses in particular on students with financial need. The Foundation’s scholarship and direct service programs support the education of approximately 650 remarkable students each year, while our grant making allows thousands more to engage in challenging educational experiences.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
We focus on developing breakthrough products and practices that address the needs of each student, bringing together the best teachers, researchers, advocates and engineers to tackle pressing problems and growing a movement to support the development and broad adoption of powerful personalized learning solutions.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a comprehensive center of philanthropy. Through visionary leadership, strategic grant making and world-class experiences, we partner with donors to strengthen the common good locally and throughout the world.
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, created by the will of the late Melvin J. (Jack) Murdock, provides grants to nonprofit originations in five states of the Pacific Northwest-Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington-that seek to strengthen the region’s educational, social, spiritual, and cultural base in creative an sustainable ways.
The Pershing Square Foundation
The Pershing Square Foundation invests in organizations that use innovative and scalable solutions to attack the compounding roots of poverty: poor health, injustice, substandard education, economic limitations and isolated communities.
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Access to a high-quality public school can be a transformative experience for low-income students. Yet despite tremendous efforts, there remain too many low-income students in schools that don’t serve them well. We’re committed to helping underserved students improve academic performance and increasing access to quality education.
The Tableau Foundation is an initiative led by the employees of Tableau Software that encourages the use of facts and analytical reasoning to solve the world’s problems. Tableau Foundation grants combine Tableau’s two most valuable resources – its people and its products – with financial support to nonprofits that are using data to reshape communities around the globe.
The mission of the Peery Foundation is to strengthen youth and families to build lives of dignity and self-reliance. The Foundation invests in and serves social entrepreneurs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world.
The global opportunity gap is preventing over a third of the world’s young people from reaching their potential. These underserved youth often don’t have access to resources and opportunities that are critical to their success. And it’s not just their loss, it’s ours. We see these young minds as untapped resources that our world simply can’t do without. Together, we must change the game for underserved youth so that they can build a brighter future for themselves, their families and their communities.
The Raikes Foundation
The mission of the Raikes Foundation is to empower young people to transform their lives. The foundation believes that when students have learning mindsets and skills, they are motivated to learn and know how to learn.
Jacobson Family Foundation
The Jacobson Family Foundation’s education portfolio is anchored on the core belief that education is the cornerstone of our country’s success and what provides opportunity to all people. The Foundation’s focus is on dramatically altering student outcomes toward the highest levels of achievement. In addition, the Foundation pursues work intended to drive the system changes necessary to accelerate adoption of effective policies and practices that increase the drive to excellence in K-12 education.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and fighting hunger and poverty. In the United States, it seeks to significantly improve education so that all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation provides selected social entrepreneurs with funding. The funds are specifically and solely for entrepreneurs starting new non-profit organizations. The Draper Richards Fellowships are highly selective, only awarding six fellowships per year so each grantee organization can be fully engaged.
NewSchools Venture Fund
NewSchools Venture Fund is a not-for-profit organization working to close the achievement gap by funding and supporting entrepreneurs who are creating innovative solutions to the problems in public education so that all children have the opportunity to succeed in college and beyond. We actively share what we’ve learned through our investments, bring together educational leaders from across the country, and advocate for smart policies at the federal level.
Social Venture Partners
Social Venture Partners of Seattle advances the common good by engaging and connecting a community of philanthropic leaders, strengthening local nonprofits, and catalyzing efforts to accelerate system change. SVP’s dual mission strives to strengthen nonprofit organizations and nurture philanthropists as engaged and effective givers.
The Margoes Foundation was established in 1984 by the will of John A. Margoes. John Margoes envisioned the Foundation to be a resource and catalyst to support imaginative and creative program opportunities that enabled low-income and other disadvantaged youth to obtain a college education and people with mental disabilities to live in non-institutional environments and lead productive lives.
We are interested in programs that counteract the apathy that too often affects middle and high school students of all backgrounds. We support programs that help youth realize their own potential for learning and problem solving, as well as broader work that targets aspects of the education system that stifle that creativity.
Since 1987, Echoing Green’s mission has been to identify, invest in, and support the world’s most exceptional emerging leaders and the organizations they launch.
We identify and fund programs that help California’s children at risk. The Westly Foundation believes that investment in our children paves the way for success in the future. We work to do this through building new types of schools, enhancing the quality of the education in existing schools, or finding new ways for children to gain better access to health care and other services.
The Silver Family Foundation
The Silver Family Foundation focuses on transitional youth development programs that offer in-depth, long-term investments and opportunities for motivated, low-income youth. We prioritize programs that have a proven track record of improving outcomes around key youth development and academic benchmarks including 3rd grade reading, high school graduation, college attainment and completion.