Our Vision

Every student in America deserves a chance for a great life. But too many students and families—especially those who live in large cities, who are Black or Latino, or who struggle with poverty—need better public schools and school systems. In our home city of Los Angeles, the second largest school district in the country, the need is particularly significant.

Our grantees and the leaders we support are relentless in their pursuit of providing an excellent education for every child. With teachers, school leaders, parents and community members, we are committed to improving our public schools and making sure every family has access to a great school. Our students deserve no less.

What We Believe

We Believe

  • We believe public schools must remain public.
  • We believe all students – regardless of family background or where they live – deserve the opportunity to lead successful and fulfilling lives.
  • We believe all families deserve access to a great public school.
  • We believe all students have the right to learn from a great teacher.
  • We believe teachers deserve to be treated as professionals and supported in all their important work.
  • We believe visionary leaders are essential to helping schools improve.
  • We believe in setting high expectations for students and schools so that excellence is the standard.
  • We believe communities are vital partners in ensuring the health and success of public schools.
  • We believe all American schools can and should be world-class.


Here are just a few of the ways we’ve supported students and educators with our grant-making.

$16 Million

$16 Million



$600 Million

$600 Million

$123 Million

$123 Million

Areas of Grantmaking

Parent Choice
Students Rights
Teacher Voice

Areas of Grantmaking Since 1999

Total Invested: $600 million +

Key Grantees

We support innovative people, programs and nonprofit organizations that are committed to serving students and improving public schools. We are proud to share the stories of just a few of our many amazing grantees.

The Broad Center
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Success Academy
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Teach for America
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Los Angeles Public Library
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All Current Grantees

The Broad Prize

The Broad Prize for Urban Education and The Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools were created to recognize the public school systems that show the greatest academic performance and improvement while reducing achievement gaps among low-income students and students of color.

The Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools
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2012 - Present

The Broad Prize For Urban Education
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2002 - 2014

The Broad Prize Scholarship Program
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