Many states now offer direct funding to families to defray the cost of flexible, personalized learning options — from extracurricular activities, to tutoring, to alternative models like microschools. But even with this funding, navigating a complex landscape of learning providers and policies remains a barrier for many families, especially those furthest from opportunity.
That’s why we created the Assembly Grant Program. Back in July, we invited ideas for new solutions to these barriers. We received more than 150 applications from organizations across the country, a number that far exceeded our expectations. Today, we’re excited to announce the seven organizations that will receive the first round of grants through the program:
- Children’s Scholarship Fund New Hampshire
- Education Foundation of Sarasota County
- GreatSchools, Inc.
- Institute for Quality Education
- NavigatEd Arizona
Learn more about the grantees and their solutions on our website. All seven stood out for their commitment to families furthest from opportunity, potential for scaled impact, use of public funding, and robust partnerships — and we look forward to sharing more from their work in the coming months.