Through The Broad Prize for Urban Education and The Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, the Foundation sought to recognize excellence among school systems serving significant numbers of students of color and low-income students–and to encourage them to collaborate and share best practices. From dozens of eligible systems, the Foundation selected between three and five… Read more »
Smoothing hiring so that no classroom started school without a full-time teacher, improving the way data informs district decisions and rewarding educators for supporting their students are all functions of a great public school district–not to mention making sure meals are healthy and fresh and buses run on time. The Foundation supported improvements in the… Read more »
Between 2002 and 2013, the Foundation supported the professional development of principals at eight large city school districts–San Diego, Long Beach, Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Gwinnett, Georgia–as well as principals at districts and charters through New Leaders, KIPP Schools and the California Charter School Association.
Our founder, Eli Broad, credits his alma mater, Michigan State University, with preparing him for a successful career. With a $20 million gift, we created the Broad College of Business to help students at this public university learn the skills, develop the connections and gain the experience they needed to excel in a global economy.
For 100,000 children and teens across Los Angeles, public libraries are a safe haven after school. Providing a quiet place to study, computers for completing homework and staff who can help with college and financial aid applications, the Los Angeles Public Library provides an invaluable resource for students, serving as the largest after-school program in… Read more »
The Broad is a contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles founded by Eli and Edythe Broad, who have dedicated five decades to building one of the world’s leading collections of postwar and contemporary art. Guided by the Broads’ vision of making contemporary art accessible to the widest possible audience, The Broad… Read more »
Created in 1984 as a pioneering lending library, The Broad Art Foundation is dedicated to increasing public access to contemporary art through an enterprising loan program. Over the last 31 years, The Broad Art Foundation has made more than 8,500 loans to over 500 museums and galleries around the world. With the goal of making art… Read more »
Home to some of the world’s leading visual and performing arts institutions, Grand Avenue is the fitting location for a flagship arts high school to educate tomorrow’s artists. Adding to Grand Avenue’s corridor of iconic architecture, the High School for the Visual and Performing Arts was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Wolf Prix, the winner… Read more »
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at Santa Monica College opened in October 2008 to bring theater, dance, film, opera, musicals and symphony and chamber orchestras to Westside audiences. Supported by a $10 million programming endowment from The Broad Foundation, The Broad Stage has drawn headline artists to perform at the 499-seat intimate theater. In… Read more »
When then-California Gov. Gray Davis sought to build an architecturally significant building for the Caltrans headquarters in downtown Los Angeles’ civic center, he called Eli Broad. Broad organized an architectural competition, and when the winning design came in over budget, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation contributed $2 million to finish Thom Mayne’s innovative design.