Everyone deserves the chance to have a fulfilling and healthy life. But too many students and families—especially those in historically underserved communities—don’t have that chance.

As a child of Lithuanian immigrants with few resources and an undiagnosed learning disability now known as dyslexia, the public schools Eli Broad attended in Detroit gave him opportunities to learn, grow and thrive. Our work in public K-12 education has always been driven by a deep and unwavering belief that every child should have the same opportunity he had to learn, overcome challenges and pursue dreams.

For over two decades we have supported public education systems nationwide with grants to support school district leadership and best practices, high-quality public charter schools, and parent and community engagement. Since we began this work more than fifty percent of the roughly $660 million we have granted has gone to initiatives that support both district and charter schools, with twenty five percent invested directly in charter schools and twenty percent in district schools.

In December 2019, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation reaffirmed its commitment to public education with an announcement of a $100 million gift to Yale University to establish its flagship education program, The Broad Center, at Yale School of Management. With Yale’s support, this gift will enable TBC at Yale SOM to exist in perpetuity. The Broad Foundation has learned through its 20 years of investing in public education that schools alone can’t solve for the inequities, indignities, and challenges facing students from under-served communities: Having The Broad Center housed at Yale SOM means all of its programs can be enhanced with input from Yale University’s leading thinkers in management, public health, law, child development, policy, criminal justice and economic development.

Our grantees and the leaders we support are relentless in their pursuit of providing an excellent education for every child. Read about some of them below, and find a list of our current education grantees here.

The Broad Center
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Principal Leadership
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Broad College of Business
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Teach for America
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The Broad Prize
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District Systems and Tools
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KIPP
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