The Foundation continued its major investment in new and innovative schools with support for both the Cleveland Municipal School District and Breakthrough Charter Schools. The goal of these investments, made in partnership with the Cleveland Foundation, is to increase the number of excellent schools in Cleveland and the number of students attending those schools. The Foundation also continued its leadership role on statewide education policy through Ohio Grantmakers Forum and the Greater Cleveland Partnership. This work opened Ohio to Teach For America, and the Foundation made a significant grant for that organization’s expansion into Greater Cleveland. We also supported the launch of the Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland, which seeks to improve college access, enrollment and graduation rates of Cleveland students. Total education grantmaking was $2,844,700.

Higher Education

The Cleveland Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio | Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland | $50,000
The Cleveland Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio | Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland | $10,000
College Now Greater Cleveland Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio | College access and advising services and scholarships | $125,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Princeton, New Jersey | Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship | $46,500

National Education Policy

National Council on Teacher Quality
Washington, DC | Review of Ohio schools of education | $25,000
Teach for America, Inc.
New York, New York | Launch of Teach For America in Cleveland | $500,000

Primary and Secondary Education

Chess for Success Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio | Cleveland Municipal School District chess program | $10,000
The Cleveland Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio | Portfolio of Excellent Schools strategy | $800,000
Cleveland Municipal School District
Cleveland, Ohio | Office of New and Innovative Schools | $200,000
Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County
Valley View, Ohio | First Ring Superintendents’ Collaborative | $200,000
Esperanza Incorporated
Cleveland, Ohio | Bilingual programming to support Hispanic achievement | $40,000
Friends of Breakthrough Schools
Cleveland, Ohio | Breakthrough Charter Schools growth plan | $400,000
Hathaway Brown School
Shaker Heights, Ohio | Aspire Program | $40,000
Cleveland, Ohio | Community Technology Executive program | $55,000 over 6 months
Youth Opportunities Unlimited
Cleveland, Ohio | Program and operating support | $85,000

Special Programs

Cleveland Public Art, Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio | Market Square Park community art tiles preservation | $5,000
Grantmakers For Education
Portland, Oregon | Operating support | $10,000 over 2 years
The Literacy Cooperative of Greater Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio | Program support | $200,000

State Education Policy

Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Columbus, Ohio | Ohio charter school law guidebook | $3,200
Ohio Grantmakers Forum
Columbus, Ohio | State education policy initiative | $35,000
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Washington, DC | State education policy initiative | $5,000

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