Education Grants

Our region is a global hub of technological innovation and discovery. However, a majority of our students are not adequately prepared to contribute to the technical and scientific workforce. Our goal is to close the middle school achievement gap in mathematics, which separates low-income students and students of color from others in preparing for college and future success.

Our education strategy has a two-pronged approach. We support in-school strategies that improve classroom instruction during school hours. And we support out-of-school strategies that increase the number and effectiveness of extended learning opportunities.


Education Impact Brief

Current and Upcoming RFPs

Out-of-School Strategies

Targets the improvement of student access to high quality, extended learning programs after school and during the summer.

Grants support programs that:

  • Offer quality mathematics-specific instruction from staff with mathematics expertise.
  • Offer curriculum that improves students' problem-solving skills and requires a higher order of questioning, analyzing and reasoning.
  • Build strong partnerships with parents, schools, school district administrators.
  • Assess students proficiencies and use data to monitor progress and provide individualized instruction.
  • Create a positive learning environment with high expectations for all student

View the Request for Proposals

RFP Opens: August 17, 2015
Info Session: August 26, 2015, 10-11 a.m.
Proposals Due: September 18, 2015

In-School Strategies

Targets improvement in the way teachers teach and students learn mathematics.

  • Mathematics content expertise and the implementation of effective, research-based teaching strategies.
  • Professional learning communities.
  • Assessments of students proficiencies and use data to monitor progress and provide individualized instruction.
  • Program documentation and incorporation best practices and feedback.
  • A culture of high expectations of achievement for all students.


RFP Opens: October 19, 2015
Info Session: October 26, 2015, 2-3 p.m.
Proposals Due: November 20, 2015

Past Grantees