The Barr Foundation’s mission is to invest in human, natural, and creative potential, serving as thoughtful stewards and catalysts. Barr’s work focuses on three areas: Arts & Creativity, Climate and Education. This is complemented by grantmaking to strengthen New England’s social sector, and by targeted, time-limited Special Initiatives.
Carnegie Corporation of New York was established in 1911 by Andrew Carnegie to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding. In keeping with this mandate, the Corporation’s work focuses on the issues that Andrew Carnegie considered of paramount importance: international peace, education and knowledge, and a strong democracy.
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation supports grantmaking efforts to re-shape the education system to be more student-centered. They envision an education system where learning transcends the traditional school calendar and setting. They envision a system where students progress based upon mastery of a skill or topic, rather than time.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works alongside grantees and other partners, teachers, and education leaders to ensure all students have access to a high-quality public education, and to help more students graduate from high school with the skills they need to enroll, succeed in, and complete college.
The Leon Lowenstein Foundation, founded in 1941 and based in New York City, supports a wide range of projects nationwide. Program areas include education, health and the environment with a particular interest in innovation and bringing ideas to scale.