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CompetencyWorks Funders

CompetencyWorks is an initiative dedicated to providing information and knowledge about competency-based education in the K-12 education system.

CompetencyWorks Funders

CompetencyWorks is made possible with the generous support of our funders: Barr Foundation, Bush Foundation, and Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Barr Foundation

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. Based in Boston, Barr focuses regionally, and selectively engages nationally, working in partnership with nonprofits, foundations, the public sector and civic and business leaders to elevate the arts and creative expression, to advance solutions for climate change and to connect all students to success in high school and beyond. Founded in 1997, Barr now has assets of $1.7 billion, and has contributed more than $838 million to charitable causes.

Bush Foundation

The Bush Foundation invests in great ideas and the people who power them in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography. Established in 1953 by 3M executive Archibald Bush and his wife Edyth, the foundation encourages individuals and organizations to think bigger and think differently about what is possible in their communities.

Carnegie Corporation of New York

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.