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In 2013 the foundation completes its 10th year of education grantmaking. Last year, we continued to meet the increased needs of our nonprofit partners during the economic recovery. For the first time, the foundation offered two grant cycles for challenge grants, responding to our nonprofit partners’ description of their common need to broaden their funding base and engage new and lapsed individual donors. In addition, we increased our work with nonprofit partners who collaborate through the Education by Nature projects. We seed funded these projects in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and Hawaii, and promoted collaboration and this collaborative model nationally. We funded the redesign of the software platform used in these collaboratives, and will provide at no cost to prospective partners across the country a 2.0 version that provides improved usability and new features based on the “wish lists” of the nonprofits advancing this work.
The foundation also ran "shared marketing” projects for the benefit of our grant recipients, including the creation of video documentaries, grantee websites and shared file workspaces, social media projects, activities at three national conferences on behalf of grantees, convenings and other special events that disseminated promising practices, and significant work with collaboratives and strategic partners in public school education. More information on these projects may be found at the following links, and 2013 grant awards will be listed below as they are awarded.
2013 grant recipients coming soon.