Philanthropy

Editorial Projects in Education


At Editorial Projects in Education and Education Week, we believe that lasting school improvement will only come about when policymakers, practitioners, and the public are armed with the information they need to understand and push for change. In support of our mission—to elevate awareness and understanding of important educational issues among professionals and the public—we seek and accept grant funding from the philanthropic community that reflects a similar commitment to improving K-12 education for all children.

Philanthropic support has played an important part in the history of Editorial Projects in Education, particularly at such crucial junctures as the founding of Education Week in the early 1980s. Foundation funding has been instrumental in launching the annual Quality Counts and Diplomas Count reports, among other major new lines of work, and in supporting those editorial projects over some period of time. Grants also provide the additional resources that enable our newsroom, research center, and Web-production team to produce consistently high-quality, engaging news and information spanning the full range of issues that impact public education. Today, portions of EPE's work are underwritten by generous grant support from 16 individual funders.

In the course of more than five decades of service to American education, EPE has earned a reputation as an independent source of high-quality news and information. That trust is our trademark. Editorial decision-making and the creation and publication of content—including content produced with support from philanthropic funding—remain in the sole control of Education Week, under the direction of its Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor.

To learn more about Editorial Project in Education's philanthropic partnerships, please call (301) 280-3100.

Our Funders

The Atlantic Philanthropies supports coverage of school climate and student behavior and engagement in Education Week and on edweek.org. The Atlantic Philanthropies is dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people. A limited life foundation, Atlantic is focused on four critical social issues: ageing, children and youth, population health, and reconciliation and human rights.


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports coverage of the education industry and K-12 innovation in Education Week and on edweek.org, and provides capacity-building support for Editorial Projects in Education, Education Week's nonprofit parent company. The Gates Foundation is dedicated to the principle that every human life is equally valuable. Its commitment to education centers on ensuring greater opportunity for all Americans through the attainment of secondary and post-secondary education with genuine economic value.


The California Endowment supports coverage of school climate and student behavior and engagement in Education Week and on edweek.org. The California Endowment's mission is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.


Carnegie Corporation of New York supports coverage of entrepreneurship and innovation in education and school design in Education Week and on edweek.org. Created in 1911 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Corporation seeks to promote "the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding."


The Ford Foundation supports coverage of more and better learning time in Education Week and on edweek.org. The foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change and works to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.


The GE Foundation supports coverage of implementation of college- and career-ready standards in Education Week and on edweek.org. The Foundation leverages best practices from districts it has a legacy of supporting in order to help U.S. teachers and administrators succeed in reaching all students. Learn the latest at Facebook.com/GEFDevelopingFutures, on Twitter at @GEF_USEducation, and at www.gefoundation.com.


The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation supports coverage of deeper learning in Education Week and on edweek.org. The Hewlett Foundation makes grants to address the most serious social and environmental problems facing society.


The HOPE Foundation supports coverage of educational equity and school reform in Education Week and on edweek.org. The HOPE Foundation's mission is to support educational leaders over time in creating school cultures in which failure is not an option for any student.


The Joyce Foundation supports coverage in Education Week and on edweek.org of policy efforts to improve the teaching profession. The foundation works to close the achievement gap by improving teacher quality in schools that serve low-income and minority children, expanding early-childhood education, and promoting innovations such as charter schools.


Lumina Foundation supports coverage of the alignment between K-12 schools and postsecondary education. The Lumina Foundation strives to help people achieve their potential by expanding access to and success in education beyond high school.


The MetLife Foundation supports the development of edweek.org’s online Teacher channel and its capacity to engage teachers interactively as a professional community. Established in 1976, the foundation funds educational, health, civic, and cultural organizations and draws on findings from the MetLife Survey of the American Teacher to inform its support of education.


The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation provides partial support for Diplomas Count, Education Week’s annual report on the state of high school graduation and reform efforts. The foundation’s mission is to support efforts that promote a just, equitable, and sustainable society.


The NoVo Foundation supports coverage of school climate and student behavior and engagement in Education Week and on edweek.org. NoVo is dedicated to catalyzing a transformation in global society by supporting the development of capacities in people—individually and collectively—to help create a caring and balanced world that operates on the principles of mutual respect, collaboration, and civic participation.


The Noyce Foundation supports coverage of STEM learning—as part of the traditional school day and in informal settings—in Education Week and on edweek.org. Launched in 1990, the Noyce Foundation is dedicated to improving math, science, and reading instruction in public schools, promoting school leadership and education research, and expanding opportunities for informal, hands-on science learning for students.


The Panasonic Foundation supports coverage of educational equity and school reform in Education Week and on edweek.org. The Panasonic Foundation partners with public school districts and their communities to break the links between race, poverty, and educational outcomes.


The Raikes Foundation supports coverage of school climate and student behavior and engagement in Education Week and on edweek.org. The foundation provides opportunities and support during adolescence to help young people become healthy, contributing adults.


The Wallace Foundation supports coverage in Education Week and on edweek.org of public school leadership, extended and expanded learning time, and arts learning. The foundation seeks to create widespread change by sharing lessons that public and private institutions can use to promote benefits for the people they serve.


The Walton Family Foundation supports coverage of parental empowerment in Education Week and on edweek.org. The foundation promotes initiatives to expand parental choice and equal opportunity in education to help spur the bold transformation of the national K-12 system of public education.