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...

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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Equity: Supporting, Recruiting, and Retaining Teachers of Color

Drawing on interviews with four new teachers of Color in San Francisco public schools, case studies of the Seattle and Boston Teacher Residencies, and decades of research, "Beyond Brochures" identifies seven barriers people of Color face to become teachers, and offers recommendations for how teacher preparation programs and policymakers can address this growing problem. Read the entire report here.
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Equity: Youth Aim to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Over the past several years, youth leaders from Communities United (CU) and other organizations convened statewide efforts that led to the creation and passage of SB100. This new legislation, which took effect in September 2016, is the most comprehensive school discipline reform policy in the nation. It targets the disparate disciplinary practices that contribute to the “school-to-prison pipeline.”
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New & Noteworthy

Stone Grantees Explore Equity and Authentic Engagement at 2018 Grantee Convening

The W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation values equity across its portfolios. In September 2018, the Foundation hosted a convening of grantees from its early childhood, education, and youth development portfolios to discuss equity,  reduce silos, and create a learning community.
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2018 Grants Awarded

The Stone Foundation awarded $4.8 million in grants in 2018. Please visit our Grants Awarded section for detailed descriptions.
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60 Years!

The W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation turns 60 in 2018. That's 60 years of doing what W. Clement Stone instructed "make the world a better place for this and future generations." Recently, four Executive Directors, current and former, reflected on their tenure with the Foundations and its impact. Read what they wrote here.
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