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Funders

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:

A.L. Mailman Foundation

The A.L. Mailman Family Foundation is a foundation focused on the family. They promote programs that help children to grow up in healthy, nurturing families that are supported by their communities. Over the past 20 years, they have focused on early childhood and helped to provide support to quality programs that impact children's ethical, social, and emotional development.


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."



 

Danforth Foundation

The Danforth Foundation is a private, independent foundation. Its goal is to help revitalize the St. Louis region, making it one of the top metropolitan areas in America. The areas that Danforth Foundation focuses on are economic development, plant and life sciences, neighborhood redevelopment, and downtown St. Louis revitalization, special religious outreach activities, early childhood care and education projects.


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.


Human Family Foundation

The Human Family Foundation is a publicly supported non-profit organization incorporated and based in Virginia.

Their mission is to promote the "dignity of families and the human family through education, advocacy and service."


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.


Met Life

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.


We also gratefully acknowledge the past support of: Children's Fund of Connecticut, Lilo Leeds, Lifecare / Lucent, National Center for Learning Disabilities, and the Richard Robinson and Helen Benham Charitable Trust Fund.


 

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