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...

Stone Grantees Score Big Win for All Massachusetts Children

The Student Opportunity Act was signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker last Tuesday. The legislation, which requires the state to invest an additional $1.5 billion in public education over the next seven years, is being hailed as a significant victory by organizations working to address the state’s educational equity issues, including Foundation partners Education Trust, Strategies for Children, and Teach Plus- all of whom, through their involvement with the Massachusetts Education Equity Partnership, play a role in moving the state towards a more equitable education system.  
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Equity is at center of Internationals Network for Public Schools

Grantee Internationals Network for Public Schools was recently featured in a new report and case study by Learning Policy Institute highlighting what makes its schools successful for recent immigrant and refugee English learners across the US. The Learning Policy Institute report highlights Internationals Network as an example of a school network that has successfully scaled student-centered, deeper learning school models across the country.
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Practical Research for Educators

We are excited to announce the publication of Supporting Social, Emotional, & Academic Development:Research Implications for Educators, a new report from the UChicago Consortium on School Research.
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New & Noteworthy

2019 Grants Awarded

The Stone Foundation awarded $5 million in grants in 2019. Please visit our Grants Awarded section for detailed descriptions.
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SEL at the Center of Foundation Event

The W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation and the Forefront Education Group co-hosted a discussion around the University of Chicago Consortium’s report, Social, Emotional and Academic Development: Research Implications for Educators.
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Brian Dixon Selected for Premier Leadership Development Program in the Philanthropic Sector

The Council on Foundations has announced the 24 participants selected for Career Pathways, a leadership development program designed to increase the number of diverse candidates in the philanthropic leadership pipeline.
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