Our vision: An equitable society in which all Black and Latino students from low-income backgrounds have access to a high-quality, culturally relevant K-12 education that empowers them to achieve social and economic liberation.

In the United States, a strong education is the gateway to a successful career, financial security and the ability to support a family. Yet far too often, a high-quality education isn’t accessible to Black and Latino students from low-income communities.

Every student—inclusive of race, zip code and socioeconomic status—deserves an education that affirms their identity, provides a sense of agency in life and prepares them to succeed on their chosen path.

Our work in Education is part of our broader efforts to advance racial and economic equity in the United States. We aspire to help shape a public education system that values all students equally and ensures they have the same opportunities to graduate high school ready for college and careers.

We pursue this vision by investing in one of our most important assets: our teachers.

Teachers are at the heart of the movement to ensure that all students receive a high-quality education. Expanding access to a high-quality education demands a diverse and skilled educator workforce equipped with high-quality training and instructional materials. It demands supportive and engaging classroom and school environments. It demands equitable policies that advocate for what students and teachers need.

Together with our partners, we strive to help every student access an empowering standards-aligned, culturally relevant education that serves as a building block to a life of freedom and dignity.

Our Focus Areas

Featured Grantees

We are proud to support a range of outstanding organizations and initiatives working to ensure every student receives a high-quality, culturally relevant education. Get to know more grantees in our Education portfolio.

Building a Pipeline of Diverse Educators

BranchED is the first and only nonprofit organization in the U.S. dedicated to strengthening, growing and amplifying the impact of educator preparation at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).

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Investing in the Genius of Young People

5 Strong partners with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to provide promising student leaders with full-tuition scholarships, ongoing mentorship and support from matriculation to graduation.

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Bringing Black Teachers to Every School

Center for Black Educator Development is revolutionizing education by dramatically increasing the number of Black educators so that low-income Black and other disenfranchised students can reap the full benefits of a quality public education.

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Nurturing Teachers of Color

EdLoC is a membership organization dedicated to elevating the leadership, voices and influence of people of color in education and to leading more inclusive and sustainable efforts to improve education.

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Opening Doors to Education Equity

Open Up Resources partners with leading curriculum writing experts and technologists to provide school districts with the best curricula available via traditional print and state-of-the-art digital platforms.

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Committing to Latino Success

Through grassroots recruiting, fellowships and advocacy, Latinos for Education brings Latino leaders to the forefront of creating a more effective and fair education for Latino students.

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Empowering Educators

UnboundEd designs learning for educators that exemplifies equitable instruction so that students experience engaging, affirming and meaningful grade-level instruction.

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Seeing the Value in Every Student

Stand for Children advocates for improved and equitable education standards for all children by using a strong three-pillared approach: Parents, Politics and Policy. 

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Photo used for Affirming School Environments is courtesy of Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action

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