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General Purposes

Grantmakers for Education

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $35,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2007–August 31, 2010
  • Location Portland, OR, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant provides continued support to Grantmakers for Education, formerly a project of the Tides Center. In 2001, Grantmakers for Education became an independent, nonprofit organization and is the largest national association that works to advance the field of education philanthropy. Its premier event continues to be an annual conference held during the fall of each year that attracts 200-300 grantmakers. The annual conference provides grantmakers with opportunities to hear from experts in the field, as well as network with peers. Grantmakers for Education provides other professional development opportunities to help funders connect with colleagues and learn from each other’s work, and disseminates information of interest to its members and the field through reports, a newsletter, and Web site. Funding will also support staffing and coordination of the Working Group on Education Organizing, a national network of more than 30 funders interested in community organizing for school improvement and reform.