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…
The Learning Forward Academy experience developed the skills to craft, execute, and evaluate a plan that put teacher-led job-embedded professional learning into focus at my school. The award gave our school’s work instant credibility and developed the confidence to move our school’s personalized learning initiative forward. Through the LF Academy and the Foundation’s follow-up coaching calls, I gained a deeper understanding of the dynamics of the school change process and grew professionally.— Andrea Von Biberstein, Learning Forward Foundation Academy Scholarship, 2016 and Learning Forward Foundation Team Grant, 2010
In the short time I have been working with the Learning Forward Academy, I have been able to make valuable connections to other incredible educational leaders from across the nation who are immersed in the work of school improvement. They have encouraged and inspired my work as I begin the Academy journey. The insight and learning has provided essential support for job-embedded professional learning on my campus as we begin to implement lab classrooms to improve instructional practice.— Ronni Edwards, Learning Forward Foundation Academy Scholarship, 2017
The System Grant provides our professional learning leadership team with scared space and time to engage as learning leaders in our district. The coaching we receive pushes our thinking and supports collaborative action across our system.— Sarah Diggs, Learning Forward Foundation System Grant, 2016