Funders - Digital Promise


Philanthropic Supporters

Our work at Digital Promise is made possible by leading foundations and funding organizations that have made a commitment to support our mission of improving the opportunity to learn. We are grateful for the support and partnership of the many philanthropic institutions that invest in us and make our work possible. Digital Promise’s Supporters include:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Digital Promise is working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in support of their Middle Years Mathematics Initiative. Presently, we are organizing an advisory board of researchers, developers and teachers to serve as a sounding board for ideas that have the potential to dramatically advance mathematics learning for Black, Hispanic and low-income students.

Carnegie Corporation of New York

The Carnegie Corporation of New York supports our Digital Promise Educator Micro-credentials initiative, to recognize educators for the skills they learn throughout their careers; our Research initiatives, to promote research into practice; and our Education Innovation Clusters, to bring together educators, entrepreneurs, funders, researchers, and other community stakeholders in local communities of practice to support innovative teaching and learning in their region.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative supports the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, our flagship network that represents 93 districts in 33 states. The network includes forward-thinking Superintendents and other education leaders who work on specific challenges and share their experiences to drive innovation in public education in America.


Google supports the Dynamic Learning Project, which seeks to improve education equity and student learning by supporting teachers with classroom coaching in an effort to better leverage technology in powerful and meaningful ways.

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation supports our Maker Learning efforts including the development of, and support for, the Maker Promise network of leaders who facilitate and engage youth in design, science and engineering.

The Grable Foundation

The Grable Foundation supports our Maker Learning efforts.

The Joyce Foundation

The Joyce Foundation supports Digital Promise’s work to expand access to learning opportunities for low-skilled adults through technology.

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation supports the League of Innovative Schools with the development of a community of practice for Chief Technology Officers who are committed to better uses of data through interoperability, data security and privacy.

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation funds research and development to advance STEM learning, often with advanced technology. Our research team has proposed and won major projects in NSF grant competitions with topics in early STEM learning, learning analytics, inclusive schools, integration of computational thinking into STEM, and advanced technology for learning. In particular, we host the Center for Innovative Learning in Cyberlearning, a network of over 300 separately awarded projects.

The Overdeck Family Foundation

The Overdeck Family Foundation supports the design and development of our Learner Variability Project (LVP). LVP is bringing together leading researchers across neuroscience, cognitive science and social-emotional learning fields with innovative developers and practitioners to explore and design new models for research-based personalization of learning.


PricewaterhouseCoopers supports Digital Promise Micro-credentials by investing in the development of financial literacy micro-credentials and by funding research to assess the impact of these competency-based resources.


The Verizon Innovative Learning Schools directed by Digital Promise provides teachers and students in U.S. middle schools with always-available access to technology and empowers them to be content creators, adept problem-solvers and responsible consumers of digital media and learning resources.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation invests in our work to engage a coalition of educators and partners to develop Digital Promise Micro-credentials, which provides teachers with the opportunity to gain recognition for the deeper learning skills they master throughout their careers.


The XQ Institute is supporting Vista High in California, one of 10 high schools in the US that received an XQ Super School grant to reimagine teaching and learning.

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