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Request for Information: Filling the Gap Fund

Juliet Squire
Katrina Boone
Paul Beach

This round of applications is now closed. Please share your contact information here to stay in touch about future work. 

In partnership with the Walton Family Foundation, Bellwether Education Partners is seeking initial applications for a new grant fund designed to help families and students leverage public policy to find and engage in supplemental learning options. Applicants should have bold ideas related to ensuring that families can access supplemental learning related to their child’s needs, interests, and goals.

The current moment presents an enormous opportunity to provide students with the supplemental learning options they need to flourish. Unfortunately, these options are often underused or do not reach the students who need them most. The grants made through this request for information (RFI) will seek to fill this gap.

We encourage public schools, school systems (district or network), and nonprofit organizations to apply if:

  • Your organization has a new or early-stage idea about how to provide families with information and support that will help them leverage public policies and access supplemental learning options.

  • Your organization is well-positioned to support families and students furthest from opportunity. 

Responses to this request for information (RFI) are due no later than 11:59 p.m. PDT Monday, June 6, 2022, after which Bellwether will invite select organizations to submit proposals for funding. Grants will range from $50,000 to $300,000, depending on the opportunity for impact and the maturity of the project.

To review the RFI and learn more about how to submit an application by the June 6, 2022 deadline, click here.

To stay in the loop about deadlines, frequently asked questions, and more, please share your contact information here

Questions? Review the FAQs here, email us at proposals@bellwethereducation.org, or sign up for office hours here.