We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the many foundations and others who have supported the School of the 21st Century program over the years. Included are the following, in alphabetical order:
Frequently Asked Questions
- Carnegie Corporation of New York
- Created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911, the Carnegie Corporation has attempted to promote "the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding." As a grant-making foundation, the Corporation seeks to carry out Carnegie's vision of philanthropy, which he said should aim "to do real and permanent good in this world." The four areas supported by Carnegie Corporation are education, international peace and security, international development, and strengthening U.S. democracy.
- Child Health & Development Institute of Connecticut
- CHDI was established as a partnership between the University of Connecticut and Yale University with the mutual goal of improving health outcomes for Connecticut's children. The organization "works to create, support, and facilitate innovative primary and preventative strategies."
- Educational Foundation of America
- Founded in 1959, the Educational Foundation of America seeks to "improve individual lives and their surroundings through education and awareness, in hopes of bettering humanity and the world we inhabit."
- The Ford Foundation
- Founded in 1936, the Ford Foundation is a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide. Their goals are to "strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation and advance human achievement."
- Foundation for Child Development
- The Foundation for Child Development is a national private philanthropy supporting programs designed for families, and the principle that all families "should have the social and material resources to raise their children to be healthy, educated, and productive members of their communities." The Foundation supports basic and policy-relevant research about the factors that promote and support the optimal development of children and adolescents, policy analysis, advocacy, services, and public education to enhance the discussion and adoption of social policies that support families in their important child-raising responsibilities, and leadership development activities linked to the programmatic focus of the Foundation.
- Kraft Foods Corporation
- Kraft Foods devotes its grant-making opportunities to "help make a difference on the critical issues facing society." They provide funding around the world. In the United States, they concentrate their funding in three areas: hunger, domestic violence, and arts in education.
- MetLife Foundation was established in 1976 with the primary mission of "supporting educational, health and civic and cultural organizations."
- Rockefeller Brothers Fund
- Through its grantmaking, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund supports efforts to "expand knowledge, clarify values and critical choices, nurture creative expression, and shape public policy."
- The Rockefeller Foundation
- The Rockefeller Foundation is a knowledge-based global foundation with a stated commitment to "enrich and sustain the lives and livelihoods of poor and excluded people throughout the world." They provide grants for the following theme-related works: Creativity & Culture, Food Security, Health Equity and Working Communities.
- U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement
- Grants from the U.S. Department of Education are designed to help pursue the President's initiatives, including No Child Left Behind, and "advance our mission as a Department—to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans."
- Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
- The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the economic and social well being of Arkansas and its people. Created in 1974 by an endowment from the estate of Governor Winthrop Rockefeller, the Foundation has made gifts and grants of more than $54 million to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation mission is to improve the quality of life for those who reside in Arkansas. They promote the strengthening of the Arkansas community by using its resources in three general areas: economic development, education, and economic, racial and social justice.