Excellence in K-12 Education

American Museum of Natural History

Partner since 2013


Addresses the pressing need for innovative approaches to STEM education and preparedness by providing high-potential, low-resourced high school students with the tools they need to pursue and succeed in STEM majors and careers.


Our partnership supports the Museum's educational programming, including the Science Research Mentoring Program’s work to support high school students from groups traditionally underrepresented in science and those who lack opportunities to pursue their scientific interests.

Center on Reinventing Public Education

Partner 2013-2014


Helps redesign governance, oversight and dynamic education delivery systems to make it possible for great educators and programs to do their best work with students.


Our partnership supports the Washington Innovation Forum, which brings together policy leaders, foundations, district leaders and local and national technology innovators to consider how school innovation can lead to personalized and productive uses of curriculum, human resources, assessments and instructional strategies.

Common Sense Media

Partner since 2012


Provides trustworthy information, education and an independent voice to students, educators and families – giving them the tools to navigate and thoughtfully utilize media and technology.


Our initial partnership supported the production, distribution and implementation of Common Sense Media’s Digital Literacy and Citizenship Education Program.

Our current partnership supports the design and development of a Character Education Ratings Framework and Rubric for parents and educators.

Community Center for Education Results (CCER)

Partner 2013-2016


Leverages the power of community-based collective effort to drive dramatic improvement in student achievement from cradle to college and career in South King County and South Seattle. 


Our partnership supports the Road Map Project's 2013 Parent Forum, providing opportunities and resources for parents to navigate the school system and support their child's education.

National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education Program (NAATE)

Partner 2012-2015


Provides advanced training for experienced, high-performing teachers to increase their effectiveness, support them as teacher leaders, and renew their commitment to the craft using the case study method--a rigorous, inquiry-based approach.


Our partnership supports the current cohort of NAATE teachers, curriculum development and teacher recruitment.

Rainier Scholars

Partner 2012-2014


Opens doors to education for promising students of color, providing a pathway to college graduation and creating future community leaders.


Our partnership supports this rigorous program for middle and high school students in the Seattle area.


Partner since 2013


Develops students' skills in design, development, testing, analysis, innovation and teamwork through project-based STEM curricula. The centerpiece of the program is a student-designed and tested rocket launch.


Our partnership supports staff, teacher training and rocket launches.

The Intersection

Partner 2013-2014


Transforms students from underserved areas into leaders with the skills to go to and through college, engage in civic action and articulate and solve challenges facing themselves and their communities.


Our partnership supports program and communications staff to introduce high school students to community organizing, support student-led targeted projects that address community needs and provide college and career counseling.

The Seattle Foundation – GiveBIG

Partner 2012-2014


Catalyzes support for the greater Seattle area nonprofit ecosystem through a giant, 24 hour giving campaign.


Our partnership stretches gifts made to the Seattle Foundation’s Education portfolio during GiveBIG.


Partner since 2013


Envisions a nation in which all youth are connected to college-educated mentors who can provide the support and guidance they need to graduate from high school and succeed in college.


Our partnership supports building and stewarding mentoring relationships that empower students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college and achieve their ambitions.


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