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Fund for Education Organizing

NEO Philanthropy

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Building Organized Communities
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2006–May 31, 2007
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Community organizing for school reform has dramatically changed during the past 20 years. Currently, there are more than 100 community organizations working to address education issues. Recently, education organizing intermediary organizations have been created to help improve the capacity of groups to access data, researchers, training and resources. As the field of education organizing continues to expand, it will need additional supports, including philanthropic dollars.This grant will support the Public Interest Projects’ Fund for Education Organizing, created to attract additional funding to the field of education organizing and strengthen its efforts. The fund will partner with up to six sites to regrant matching dollars for city, county, regional or statewide community-driven reform projects.Public Interest Projects was formed in 1984 to advocate for issues of timely interest to consumers and the general public. It operates grantmaking, technical assistance and strategic planning programs for institutional and individual donors interested in social justice and human rights issues.