Our Work

Network Support

The Collaborative supports philanthropy by serving the operational and financial needs of our funder networks and by providing meaningful access to tools and resources that empower and advance their individual and collective development.

Capacity Building

The Collaborative promotes and supports opportunities for learning and collaborative opportunities that inform funder and network strategies, improve coordination and alignment, and strengthen impact.

Thought Leadership

The Collaborative supports learning and engagement opportunities with critical partners and organizations in the field to advance knowledge on critical issues, domestically and globally, and to ultimately strengthen philanthropy.

Our Networks

Education Funder Strategy Group

Grantmakers for Thriving Youth

Data Funders Collaborative

Global Science of Learning Education Network


  • Education Equity in Action: Bright Spots

    A set of bright spot organizations and school systems that are embracing equity-oriented principles—grounding teaching and learning in the science of learning and development, leveraging approaches that anchor on the student experience, and harnessing the resources necessary to equitably advance this body of work—with promising effect.

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    Center for Public Research and Leadership

  • Field Catalysts: The Versatile, Essential Tool Missing from Philanthropy’s System Change Toolbox

    How can we use research to help transform an inequitably designed education system in the U.S. into one that supports every student’s learning and well-being by respecting them as a valued person and thinker? In other words, how can school affirm students’ humanity?

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    CEP, Lija Farnham and Lisa Quay

  • School infrastructure should be treated as a human rights issue.

    Without proper infrastructure in public schools, students and teachers face consequences that go far beyond their physical health.

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    The Collaborative

No society can thrive in a technological, knowledge-based economy by starving large segments of its population of learning. We must provide all of our children with what should be an unquestioned entitlement—a rich and inalienable right to learn.
Linda Darling-Hammond

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