Core Values

Our core values inform the work we do and how we do it.

We are:


We are optimists who find, fund and support passionate educators, innovators and entrepreneurs who have powerful ideas. We take risks on early stage teams with plans that possess the greatest promise for significant impact. Our efforts help create a better future for all students.


We bring enthusiasm and humility to our work, along with an unwavering commitment to deliver on our mission. We love what we do and bring our best selves to work every day. 


We build trusting, collaborative and honest relationships with our partners and one another to accomplish more together. By forging deep connections with our ventures and other education leaders, along with the students and communities they serve, we can deliver on our common goals.


We urgently confront present-day inequality by investing in and amplifying the voices of diverse entrepreneurs so that powerful ideas have a chance to flourish. We nurture a respectful culture that leverages the strength of varied talents and perspectives.


We make decisions based on rigorous analysis and are conscientious stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We actively measure our progress toward reimagining public education for all students. We take responsibility for our actions and honor our commitments.