The Foundation holds a deep conviction that educational attainment can work as a powerful factor for any one individual to overcome the challenges and barriers associated with society’s racial, economic, and cultural inequities.

In all of our education work – the Sobrato Early Academic Language model, the 21st Century Education program, and our English Learner Advocacy efforts — the Foundation seeks to improve educational outcomes for low-income and English Learner students currently in persistently underperforming schools, enabling students to pursue higher achievement towards a postsecondary degree as a means to economic self-sufficiency.  Our education grantmaking expands avenues for low-income and English learner students to access high-quality educational opportunities, thereby increasing economic opportunity.

How Our Strategies are Implemented via Grantmaking

Grants are proactively cultivated with partners, and grantees are funded through invitation.

Grants are typically not made to fund existing programs to continue work unchanged. Instead, grants generally support new or innovative programs, or fund the growth or deepening of programs.