Overdeck Family Foundation Awards Leading Educators a Multi-Year Grant
November 17, 2022
In the organization’s Q4 2022 Funding Announcement, the Overdeck Family Foundation announced the renewal of a three-year grant ($749,000 disbursement) to Leading Educators, which works with school systems to design research-based and curriculum-aligned cycles of professional learning that are embedded into the school year.
Leading Educators will use this funding to scale their professional learning model from 14 to 26 school systems by the 2023-24 school year, reaching over 4,500 educators and 210,000 students, with significant improvements in student learning. In year one of the grant, Leading Educators reached 178,000 students through their coaching and direct service work. A new long-term study of four school systems across a four-year period found that Leading Educators’ support for teachers and school leaders significantly improved students’ math and ELA proficiency by 28 and 17 percent, respectively.
In the release, the foundation said the grantmaking focuses on “identifying and fueling the scale of cost-effective programs and solutions that accelerate improvement in key academic and socioemotional outcomes for all children. Inspired by venture philanthropy, the model puts an emphasis on grantmaking and strategic support that unlock innovation, evidence, and growth.”Read the Release