We believe Baltimore’s children and youth deserve equitable access to educational opportunities that allow them to thrive in careers and in life. We have a strong commitment to the City’s PreK-12 public education system and the nonprofit partners that support these students.

We support programs that:

  • Increase student literacy, numeracy, and overall academic achievement
  • Encourage the recruitment and development of high-quality teachers and school leaders
  • Promote quality and innovative models of in-school, after-school, and summer instruction
  • Increase family and community engagement
  • Facilitate successful transitions between high school and postsecondary and career opportunities
Program Officer: Joe Manko

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Learn more about our eligibility and review criteria, and small and regular grants processes.

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Featured Work in Education

Photo courtesy of the UMBC Reach Together Tutoring Program.

Case Study: Intensive Academic Tutoring Supports

Baltimore is home to several proven tutoring programs, including Reading Partners, The Literacy Lab, and Success for All’s Tutoring with the Lightning Squad. These programs serve hundreds of students in pre-K to third grade, providing high-dosage tutoring, either 1:1 or in small groups, to help support the development of early literacy skills.

Photo courtesy of Tools of the Mind.

Abell Report: Supporting Executive Function in Schools

Executive Function (EF) is important for success in school and in life. This Abell Report digs into the research on EF and explores three programs operating in Baltimore and nationwide.

Abell Report: Literacy Tutoring in Baltimore

How can we best support young students who are struggling to read in school? In the context of unprecedented disruptions to our educational system, this Abell Report summarizes the research, documents the current landscape of programs, and offers recommendations.

Past Grants

Learn more about our grantees and their work to enhance the quality of life in Baltimore.
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    Header photo courtesy of Urban Teachers Baltimore.