The Foundation’s grantmaking strategy is squarely focused on strengthening the human capital in urban schools by addressing the effectiveness of teachers, the leadership skills of principals, and the managerial and analytic talent needed at multiple levels of the school system.

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The goal of the Foundation’s Youth Development grantmaking is to bring the voice of young people to the significant issues that affect them and their communities. Too often, youth perspectives are unheard or ignored and consequently, young people do not play a central role in addressing the problems and decisions that impact their lives.

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The W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation is committed to improving the healthy development of children, ages 0-8, by supporting innovative programs, initiatives and policies that benefit such children and their families.

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In The Spotlight...

Dr. Steve Tozer:  Developing Transformational School Leaders

Dr. Steve Tozer was the leading force and chief architect of the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) doctoral program in Urban Education Leadership to produce transformative leaders for low-performing urban schools.


New & Noteworthy...

Spring 2014 Grants Awarded

The Stone Foundation awarded over $2.4 million in grants in the Spring 2014. Please visit our Grants Awarded section for detailed descriptions.