We believe philanthropy can power a better future for all students, not just a chosen few.
There’s no shortage of committed leaders and passionate funders working to build a better education system. While we celebrate bright spots in schools and communities across the nation, we have yet to move the baseline for everyone. Together, we can power a future where all students have what they need to thrive, in school and in life–and philanthropy has an important role to play. Philanthropy is leadership. To achieve the greatest good, we must fund with courage, imagination, and persistence.
NewSchools advances the field like no one else– letting our values and evidence lead the way.
Creating a more equitable education system does not happen overnight, and it cannot happen through the efforts of any single actor. NewSchools bridges the gap between those with capital and those with the courage to put that capital to work on the frontlines of education. We know that diversity leads to excellence and that evidence is a powerful catalyst for imagination. Our investments, research and insights challenge conventional thinking and help us seed new possibilities.
We make big bets and lead at the edge to unlock the full potential of education philanthropy.
We’ve made a lot of big bets in the past 25 years. We demonstrated that a more disciplined approach to investing in education yields stronger results. We proved that students only realize their full potential when they have both a strong academic foundation and the critical skills needed for success in life. We stood up for the vast, untapped genius in innovators of color. We’re investing in a future where all students can grow into the leaders and problem solvers that our world needs.