The Walton Family Foundation wants to help new/forthcoming schools that opened in 2017 or are planning to open with students in 2018, 2019 or 2020. A pre-application for this opportunity is due on Feb. 9th.
- These schools should be innovative—new and different, without obvious precedent, and with a strong commitment to academic rigor. This could be a school that does away with grade-level distinctions, or one school that enables foster care students to achieve post-secondary success, or many other approaches—we are very open!
- Each school we fund can receive $325,000, with an additional, optional amount of up to $50,000 available to support learning about the impact of the innovations and enable future scaling.
Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Bridget Cherry at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to share the full RFP if you are interested. And, of course, you can reach out directly to us at WFF with questions about what we’re up to more generally.