The Learning Forward Foundation raises funds for awarding grants and scholarships to educators’ who desire to gain knowledge and skills in professional learning to lead change actions that result in equity and excellence in teaching and learning. We believe in equity, diversity, and inclusion, and share responsibility for each awardee’s realization of successful outcomes. Because of our inherent commitment to professional learning, we are dedicated to creating a more supportive and knowledgeable world of professional learning for each person/team/leader to respond equitably to every child and young adult.
After we raise funds for educators’ growth, we support them as they learn, in their context, to lead professional learning efforts with competence and confidence resulting in positive change for each of their students. Our impact has a systemic effect across individuals, teams, and organizations.
We appreciate, and express gratitude for your gifts that allow us to provide resources, support, and inspiration for leading professional learning impacting and transforming educators’ and student lives.
Chair, Learning Forward Foundation
Listen to our mission and vision in action…
When you know your ‘why’ then your ‘what’ has more impact, because you’re working towards your purpose.”— Kathleen O'Flynn, Learning Forward Foundation Team Grant, 2016
Our experience with the grant is that it has accelerated our work throughout the state to better understand the Standards of Professional Learning, and advocate for their support and implementation.— Chad Dumas, Learning Forward Foundation Affiliate Grant, 2016
The Learning Forward Foundation Grant has given us an opportunity to collaborate, reflect and define a clearer path for full scale implementation of our ‘Personalized Learning’ innovation work. The team has a better idea where to go slow before we can go fast.— Juan Guitierrez, Patrick Henry School, Professional Learning Think Tank Challenge, 2017