In 2015, ECMC Foundation partnered with Zenith Education Group to sponsor the Campaign for Innovation. Learn more >



We endeavor to make long-term investments—either alone or by leveraging the work of other philanthropic, governmental and business partners—that improve academic achievement among underserved students as they prepare themselves for higher education and careers.

We are willing to be entrepreneurial and to take risk with a preponderance of our grantmaking dollars, understanding that failure is a natural part of generating discoveries; we will support innovation and a willingness to experiment with a bias toward ideas that can be scaled to benefit large numbers of students.

We will require evaluation and measurement in all that we do, and recognize our obligation to share the results of our work to help educate and improve the field, free of charge and available to all.

We support important research and reforms that help people prepare for college and careers.



ECMC Foundation Grantee Press Release: Seven Pilot Programs Will Transform Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Californians into College Graduates

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ECMC Foundation Grantee Press Release: New JFF Initiative, Accelerating CTE, Receives $950,000 Grant to Improve Completion in CTE Pathways

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UNM College of Education's TECLA Project aims to improve bilingual education

Learn how one of our grants is helping change education.

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In support of the education community's incorporation of soft skills into their curriculum and instruction, ECMC Foundation has invested efforts to create a digital library of soft skills resources.

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