Partnership for After School Education


August 14, 2015

Education Funders Research Initiative: A Case Study on Moving Philosophically Diverse Funders to Common Priorities

Philanthropy New York released Education Funders Research Initiative: A Case Study on Moving Philosophically Diverse Funders to Common Priorities, produced by an external researcher documenting the formation, challenges and ultimate success of the Education Funders Research Initiative – a collaboration that brought together funders with very different approaches to education reform, and differing views on controversial topics such as testing and accountability, charter schools and the Common Core. The author of the study, Thomas J. Hilliard, Senior Fellow at the Center for an Urban Future, documents the initiative’s three primary components: collaboration, research and communication, examines the key strategies in each area, and draws out lessons learned for each.