The Learning Forward Foundation is dedicated to impacting the future of leadership in schools that act on the belief that continuous learning by educators is essential to improving the achievement of all students. The monies raised by the foundation provide grant opportunities and scholarships for individuals, schools or teams, principals, and superintendents to further Learning Forward’s vision, “Equity and excellence in teaching and learning.”
The Learning Forward Team Grant awarded us the opportunity to further develop ourselves as individual educators and as a teaching team. Consequently, our special education students experienced an unprecedented amount of success in a variety of areas including socio-emotional, academic, behavioral, and speech development.— Newark, Learning Forward Team Grant, 2015
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
Mission and Vision
The Learning Forward Foundation supports the development of educators’ capacity to improve student learning through innovation and improvement that transforms professional learning, framed by the Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning and implemented with a coherent design through grants, scholarships, and professional support. Our vision is Educate, Innovate, Transform Educator Professional Learning.
Apply for grants and scholarships!
The Learning Forward Foundation offers several scholarships for school-based and district-based educators working to advance the Standards for Professional Learning through the Learning Forward Academy experience.
Award Winners Announced May 1!
The Board of Learning Forward’s foundation is proud to award grants and scholarships to outstanding members who work diligently each day to achieve our vision.
We believe that educators’ ideas matter and Learning Forward is celebrating the visionaries and luminaries that are sparking innovation in teaching and learning. Learning Forward is passionate about our vision, “excellent teaching and learning every day,” because we believe in the power of education to transform lives.
The Learning Forward Foundation scholarship contest encourages educators to put their good ideas into action and apply their research and creativity to impact education’s most profound challenges.
The foundation’s work in advancing Learning Forward’s vision is made possible through generous donations and the passionate commitment of the teams, organizations, and individuals supported by grants and scholarships. Donate today to support these grants and scholarships.
Your donations in 2018 raised more than $80,000… and we thank you!
Thanks to all who donated to the foundation to support grants and scholarships. Haven’t made a donation? Make your donation today!
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