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Funders & Clients

The Center for Teaching Quality’s work is generously supported by our philanthropic partners

Our current funders

Arthur Vining Davis - The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations based in Jacksonville, Florida are a national philanthropic organization established through the generosity of the late American Industrialist, Arthur Vining Davis.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Our United States Division works to improve U.S. high school and postsecondary education and support vulnerable children and families in Washington State. Our approach to grantmaking in all four areas emphasizes collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, and, most importantly, results.

Carnegie Foundation - The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is committed to developing networks of ideas, individuals, and institutions to advance teaching and learning. We join together scholars, practitioners, and designers in new ways to solve problems of educational practice. Toward this end, we work to integrate the discipline of improvement science into education with the goal of building the field’s capacity to improve.

National Education Association (NEA) - The National Education Association is the nation’s largest professional employee organization, representing nearly 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers.

Rose Community Foundation - In partnership with our donors, grantees and other community leaders, we seek innovative approaches to enduring problems and emerging issues.

Stuart Foundation - Throughout the country there exist great public schools, inspiring and dedicated teachers, and innovative educational leaders that have transformed their schools. The challenge before us is not the creation of individual pockets of greatness, but rather the development of education systems which reach all students.

The Fund (Kentucky Department of Education) - The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky (The Fund) recruits, coordinates and supports expertise and resources to inspire and scale innovation and excellence in Kentucky’s public schools, resulting in a better future for all of our children.

The Ford Foundation - We believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them.

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation - The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation invests in nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to building an equitable, sustainable, vibrant state and communities.


Funding previously provided by

Joyce Foundation - The Joyce Foundation supports the development of policies that both improve the quality of life for people in the Great Lakes region and serve as models for the rest of the country. We invest in and focus on today's most pressing problems while also informing the public policy decisions critical to creating opportunity and achieving long-term solutions. The work is based on sound research and is focused on where we can add the most value. We partner with others and encourage innovative and collaborative approaches with a regional focus and the potential for a national reach.

MetLife Foundation - MetLife Foundation believes that affordable, accessible and well-designed financial services can transform the lives of those in need, and we have committed $200 million over the next five years to advancing this effort around the world. We have built our vision for global financial inclusion on three powerful pillars: Access and Knowledge, Access to Services and Access to Insights.


CTQ's Partners

Education Evolving - Education Evolving is a kind of 'design shop,' based in Minnesota but with people in other states, working nationally to help public education with the difficult process of change. Initially we were involved with states on the architecture of the K-12 system. Recently we've been involved in the redesign of schooling.