MEET OUR FUNDING PARTNERS
THANK YOU to our funders for your continued investment in the California Department of Education’s (CDE) capacity and impact! We are grateful for your support that has funded key equity-centered CDE-driven initiatives, as well as associated partnership efforts with CDE such as the California STEAM Symposium, the Labor Management Initiative, the California Teacher Residency Lab, District Innovation and Leadership in Early Education (DIAL EE), the Alliance for Continuous Improvement, and the California Alliance for Next Generation Science Standards (CA4NGSS).
As the fiscal manager for CDE initiatives, the CDE Foundation is proud to support state-level, agency-led innovation in myriad areas of educational impact and equity. These include Education to End Hate and ongoing implicit bias and anti-racist training resources, a new Family Engagement unit, an Early Learning partnership with national and state experts, Youth Mental Health First Aid training infrastructure, the California Distinguished Schools Program, California Partnership Academies, Arts, Media and Entertainment (AME), general CDE capacity enhancements, and others in development. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have supported the launch and administration of the California Bridging the Digital Divide Fund, a joint effort of the California Department of Education, Governor’s Office, State Board of Education, and CDE Foundation. Together we have an unprecedented opportunity to serve California students and educators in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic by ensuring equity of access to distance learning. We are incredibly grateful to the companies, private foundations and individuals that have responded to state leaders’ requests to support the urgent need to bridge the digital divide for students in California. Please visit CDE’s regularly-updated Closing the Digital Divide resource page, which provides comprehensive tools, sourcing, and funding information.