Explore the role of STEM education for out-of-school time learning and implications as schools begin to align with the Common Core State Standards.

Learn more about career-ready education reforms featuring principles, examples, and discussion of career readiness from leading funders and grantees.

Discover advocacy strategies and organizing efforts that address race and gender disparities in education and discipline reform.

Dive into the Collective Impact framework and explore cross-sector collaboration as effective strategies for improving education.

Join us to learn both about the legal parameters for funding grantees who employ these two strategies as well as several compelling examples, including Community Coalition, demonstrating how investment in advocacy and organizing can achieve high impact.

Join us for an opportunity to hear from a representative of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, examine the Common Core implementation timeline, and explore how funders can invest along the timeline.

Join us to discuss findings and implications for how out-of-school time can deepen its role in helping young people succeed.

Houston here we come! GFE's 17th annual conference will explore education models, best practices, and effective philanthropy in Texas and the US.


Although more education grantmakers than ever are engaging in the public policy process, most focus on the front end of the process: policy development and enactment.


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