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Growing Minds

Creating strong educational foundation for life

In this area, we focus our grantmaking on programs and initiatives closely aligned to our work in Prospering Communities – work that improves the education system in order to provide all students and families with a strong foundation for life-long learning and success as a way to increase economic opportunities for individuals and families.

Increasing access from cradle to career is the focus of our grantmaking in this area. We specifically seek to eliminate disparities in education outcomes that are based on race or zip code.

Pre-K Education
All students have access to sustainable, quality pre-K programs in Greater KC.

K-12 Education
Public schools meet or exceed state standards and have effective teachers and leaders.

Post-Secondary Education
All students are prepared to access and persist in post-secondary programs and pursue careers of their choice.

Education Awareness & Engagement
Grantmaking supports initiatives that enable favorable conditions for education, increase equity in funding, and prepare talent pipelines.