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Member Insights: Infusing Playful Learning into Everyday Places

Most kids spend just 20% of their waking hours in the classroom. How can communities harness some of the remaining 80% for meaningful and joyful opportunities to learn?

Grantmakers for Education

Brown at 70: Reflections and the Road Forward

Spencer Foundation and partners

Measurement For Mobility: How States Can Use Data to Incentivize Postsecondary and Workforce Success in Public Education

Education Strategy Group and American Student Assistance





June 2023

Trends in Education Philanthropy: Benchmarking 2023

Our 15th anniversary report, based on the latest survey of education grantmakers, offers insights into where and how funders are working and their evolving priorities. 

Grantmakers for Education
February 2019

Trends in Education Philanthropy: Benchmarking 2018-19

Grantmakers for Education’s Trends in Education Philanthropy: Benchmarking 2018-19 report offers insights on the current and evolving priorities of the education funding community. It can help funders to understand their role in supporting education innovation and identify future priorities that hold the greatest promise for benefiting America’s learners.

Grantmakers for Education
April 2016

Benchmarking 2015: Trends in Education Philanthropy

This report begins by examining the magnitude and nature of giving across geographies and the age continuum, from birth through to adulthood, as philanthropists seek to support learners at whatever stage and setting they are in. 

September 2012

Benchmarking 2012: Trends in Education Philanthropy

As in previous years, the report draws from a survey of GFE’s membership that provides a snapshot of giving patterns as well as grantmakers’ qualitative impressions of lessons and insights from their work. This year, to mark the report’s fifth anniversary, we also look back to provide a historical perspective on themes and patterns we have observed over the five years of this series.

Grantmakers for Education
September 2011

Benchmarking 2011: Trends in Education Philanthropy

We take a closer look in this year’s report at how funders are responding to the challenges posed by our prolonged economic downturn, which has sharply reduced public budgets while dramatically increasing the number of children living in poverty and the barriers to their achievement.

Grantmakers for Education
September 2010

Benchmarking 2010: Trends in Education Philanthropy

In this year’s report, a special section on strategies for greater impact examines two important ways that our field’s work is evolving. One pronounced shift is the increased number of funders engaging with education policy, as well as the widening roles they are playing in this arena, a sea change I have witnessed during my eight years at GFE. The second development involves funders’ deepening efforts to coordinate and align their work with fellow grantmakers—and with other stakeholders.

Grantmakers for Education

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