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Bellwether is dedicated to dramatically improving outcomes for underserved students. Our nonprofit status allows us to focus on this mission and guides the clients and projects we support. We choose to work with entities who share our commitment to improving education and advancing equity for black, Hispanic, low-income, and other students who have been historically denied opportunity.  

Our work isn’t confined to one part of the education sector. Bellwether partners with the most diverse cross-section of education organizations of any education consulting firm — from charter schools and CMOs to school districts, boards of education, media outlets, foundations, innovative companies, and more. Our deep and broad network enables us to quickly access expertise and experience on myriad issues.

Our past and current clients come from many different points on the political spectrum. They work in diverse communities across all regions of the country. In addition to the national challenges the education sector faces, our clients also face challenges that are idiosyncratic to their communities and their local history. For these clients, our diversity is one of Bellwether’s unique value-adds. Our answers on complicated questions and efforts to address long-standing inequities are not canned or simply reflective of the politics or fads of the day. Instead, our work and ideas are stress-tested by a team that brings varying viewpoints to our work but is united by our shared mission to ensure equitable outcomes for underserved students by eliminating the predictability of success or failure based on race, ethnicity, income, or any other identity marker.

We maintain absolute confidentiality of all client information during and after any engagement, but as part of our commitment to transparency we make our clients and funders public. Below is a comprehensive list of all of Bellwether’s clients and funders since our founding in 2010. Although much of our work is repeat engagements, many of these entities are not current projects. Please contact us with specific questions.

  • 50CAN
  • 50CAN-Pennsylvania 
  • 60 Minutes
  • 826 National
  • 826 Chicago
  • 100kin10
  • A Better Chicago
  • A Street Ventures
  • Academie Lafayette
  • Academy for Urban School Leadership
  • Academy Prep Foundation
  • Accord Education
  • ACE Charter Schools
  • Achieve.org
  • Achieve Atlanta
  • Achievers Early College Prep Charter School
  • Achievement First
  • The Achievement Network
  • ACT, Inc.
  • Advance Illinois
  • Agenda for Children
  • Algiers Charter Schools Association
  • Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools
  • Alliance for Excellent Education
  • Alpha Public Schools
  • America Achieves
  • American Center for School Choice
  • The American Center for School Choice
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • American Federation for Children | Alliance for School Choice
  • American Montessori Society
  • American Student Assistance
  • The American Prospect
  • Amigos Por Vida Public Charter School
  • Amira Learning
  • Amplify 
  • AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation
  • Applied Engineering Management Corporation
  • Apprion LLC
  • Arabella Advisors
  • Archdiocese of New York
  • Ardagh Group
  • Arkansas Early Childhood Association
  • The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
  • Ascend Learning
  • Archdiocese of Boston
  • Asia Society
  • Aspire Public Schools
  • Aspire University
  • Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans
  • Association of College and University Educators
  • The Aspen Insitute/Stevens Initiative
  • Audubon Schools
  • Baker Ripley
  • The Ballmer Group
  • Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women
  • The BARR Center
  • Barr Foundation
  • BASIS Schools
  • Baton Rouge Area Foundation
  • Beta Academy
  • Bezos Family Foundation
  • BDT and Company LLC
  • Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Black Alliance for Educational Options
  • Black Teacher Collaborative 
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Blue Engine
  • Bluum
  • Boston Charter Fund
  • Boston College
  • The Boston Foundation
  • Boston Schools Fund
  • Boston Teacher Residency
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope
  • Brilla Public Charter Schools
  • The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems
  • Bronx Charter School for the Arts
  • Brooke Charter Schools
  • Brown University
  • Buck Institute for Education
  • The Buffett Early Childhood Fund
  • Building Educated Leaders for Life
  • Building Excellent Schools
  • CALDER
  • Caliber Schools
  • California Charter Schools Association
  • California Community Foundation
  • California Education Partners
  • Callaway Foundation
  • Capital Area Intermediate Unit
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Carnegie Learning
  • CASA for Children of DC
  • Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning
  • Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
  • Center for Early Childhood Health and Development
  • The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. / U.S. Bank Foundation
  • The Catalyst Schools
  • The Center for Effective Philanthropy
  • Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes
  • Center on Reinventing Public Education
  • Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Charter Impact Fund
  • Charter Parents United
  • Charter School Growth Fund
  • Charter School Partners
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Chicago International Charter Schools
  • Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance
  • Chiefs for Change
  • Children's Literacy Initiative
  • Choose to Succeed
  • Cincinnati Business Committee
  • Cincinnati Regional Business Committee
  • Citizens of the World Charter Schools
  • City Education Partners
  • The City Fund
  • City Garden Montessori School
  • City of Richmond, VA
  • City on a Hill
  • Cityscape Schools, Inc.
  • City Year Seattle
  • Civic Enterprises
  • Clayton Early Learning
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Collaborative for Student Success
  • College Achieve Public Schools
  • The College Board
  • College Possible
  • College Summit
  • College Track
  • Collegiate Academies
  • Colorado Succeeds
  • Commit!
  • CommonLit
  • Communities Foundation of Texas
  • Communities In Schools, Inc.
  • Community Charter School of Cambridge
  • The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia
  • Community Guilds
  • Compass Learning
  • Compass Rose Academy
  • Coney Island Prep Charter School
  • ConnCAN
  • ConnectEDU
  • Cosmos Foundation
  • Consortium Partnership Network
  • Council of Chief State School Officers
  • Creative Minds International Public Charter School
  • Crescent City Schools
  • Cristo Rey Network
  • Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep
  • Crown Family Philanthropies
  • CSForAll
  • Cullen Foundation
  • Curriculum Associates
  • D2L
  • Dallas County Community College District
  • Daniels Fund
  • Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education
  • Data Quality Campaign
  • DC Association of Chartered Public Schools
  • DC Bilingual Public Charter School
  • DC Prep
  • Deans for Impact
  • Democracy Prep Public Schools
  • Digital Promise
  • Discourse Analytics
  • District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Donnell-Kay Foundation
  • Doris & Donald Fisher Fund
  • Downtown College Prep
  • The Drexel Fund
  • East Harlem Tutorial Program
  • East Texas Advanced Academies
  • EdBuild
  • EdFuel
  • EdNavigator
  • Ednovate
  • Educate78
  • Educate Texas
  • Educause
  • Education Forward DC
  • Education Matters
  • Education Next
  • Education Post
  • Education Reform Now
  • Education Cities
  • Education Sector
  • EducationCounsel
  • Educators 4 Excellence
  • Edward Hynes Charter School Corporation
  • El Dorado County Office of Education
  • EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning)
  • Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School
  • EMERGE
  • Empower Schools
  • E.L. Haynes
  • The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
  • El Paso Leadership Academy
  • Emerson Collective
  • Encore.org
  • Envision Education
  • EPIC Academy
  • Equable Institute
  • Equitable Facilities Fund
  • Equal Opportunity Schools
  • Equitas Academy Charter Schools
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Exam Performance
  • Excellent Schools Detroit
  • Excellent Schools New Mexico
  • Expeditionary Learning
  • Fannie Mae
  • First Five Years Fund
  • First Place for Youth
  • The Farmer Family Foundation
  • Foundation for Child Development
  • Foundation for Excellence in Education
  • Franklin-McKinley School District
  • Freedom Preparatory Academy
  • Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice
  • Friendship Public Charter Schools
  • Fugees Family
  • Fulton County Schools
  • Future is Now Schools
  • Galileo Learning
  • Gates Family Foundation
  • GEO Academies
  • George Kaiser Family Foundation
  • George W. Brackenridge Foundation
  • George W. Bush Institute
  • GeorgiaCAN
  • Georgia Charter School Association
  • Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS)
  • Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement
  • Global Nomads Group
  • Goldsbury Foundation
  • Goodwill Education Initiatives, Inc.
  • Google
  • Great Minds
  • Great Minnesota Schools Fund
  • Greater Los Angeles Education Foundation
  • Greater New Orleans, Inc.
  • Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Green Dot Public Schools
  • Greentrike
  • Grimmway Schools
  • Guggenheim Partners
  • Great Oakland Public Schools
  • Gulf of Maine Research Institute
  • Harmony Education Foundation
  • Harmony Public Schools
  • HeadStarter Network
  • Hebrew Charter School Center
  • Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Hennepin Schools
  • Hiawatha Academies
  • Higher Achievement
  • Hope Street Group
  • HR Academy
  • Hyde Family Foundations
  • IDEA Public Schools
  • Illinois Network of Charter Schools
  • Independence Mission Schools
  • Ingenuity Prep Public Charter School
  • InnovateEDU
  • Innovate Public Schools
  • InspireNOLA
  • Institute for Advanced Study
  • Institute for Innovation in Public School Choice
  • Instituto del Progreso Latino
  • International Leadership of Texas
  • Intrinsic Schools
  • J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation
  • Jacobson Family Foundation
  • Jersey City Public Schools
  • Jumpstart
  • The Joyce Foundation
  • K12 Inc.
  • Kansas City Teacher Residency
  • Kenan Fellows Program at North Carolina State University
  • The Kendeda Fund
  • Kenneth Rainin Foundation
  • The Kern Family Foundation
  • The Kindezi Schools
  • KIPP 
  • Kleinheinz Family Endowment for the Arts and Education
  • KnowledgeWorks Foundation
  • Kresge Foundation
  • Lake Wales Charter Schools 
  • Lastinger Center, University of Florida
  • Latino Educational Equity Partnerships
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation
  • Leadership for Educational Equity
  • The Leadership Institute of Nevada
  • Leading Educators
  • League of Education Voters
  • The Learning Accelerator
  • The Learning Agency
  • Learn4Life, Metro Atlanta Regional Education Partnership
  • LEEP Dual Language Academy
  • The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • Lexington Institute
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Louis Calder Foundation
  • Louisiana Department of Education
  • Lowell Community Charter Public School
  • LSG Charitable Foundation
  • Ludwig Family Foundation
  • The Lynch Foundation
  • M.C. Adams Public Charter School
  • Making Waves Academy
  • Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
  • Margulf Foundation
  • Marriott Foundation
  • Mass Insight Education
  • Massachusetts Charter Public School Association
  • Massachusetts Department of Education
  • MaST Community Charter School
  • Mastery Charter Schools
  • MATCH School
  • Match Education
  • Matriculate
  • Medstar Georgetown Wellbeing in School Environments
  • MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
  • Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
  • The McKnight Foundation
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • The Mind Trust
  • Minnesota Comeback
  • Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • The Moriah Fund
  • Mott Haven Academy
  • NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education
  • National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
  • National Association of Charter School Authorizers
  • National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Education Fund
  • National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector
  • National Center for Teacher Residencies 
  • National Center on Time & Learning
  • National Chamber Foundation
  • National Civil Rights Museum
  • National College Access Network
  • National Congress of American Indians
  • National Indian Education Association 
  • National Institute for Excellence in Teaching
  • National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management
  • National Math and Science Initiative
  • National Partnership for Juvenile Services
  • National Summer School Initiative
  • Native American Community Academy Inspired Schools Network (NISN)
  • The NEA Foundation
  • Nellie Mae Education Foundation
  • Network for College Success
  • Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • The Neubauer Family Foundation
  • Nevada Department of Education
  • Nevada Rise Academy
  • Newark Opportunity Youth Network
  • NewSchools Venture Fund
  • New America
  • New Classrooms Innovation Partners
  • New Haven Public Schools
  • New Leaders
  • New Meridian 
  • New Mexico Public Education Department
  • New Paradigm for Education
  • New Profit Inc.
  • New Schools for Baton Rouge
  • New Schools for New Orleans
  • New Teacher Center
  • New Venture Fund
  • New York City Charter School Center
  • Noble Network of Charter Schools
  • Normandy Schools Collaborative
  • Not Your Ordinary School Charter School
  • The Niswonger Foundation
  • Norwalk ACTS
  • Notre Dame ACE Academies
  • Office of the State Superintendent of Education
  • Ohio State Department of Education
  • Oklahoma Youth Expo
  • The Oaks Academy
  • The Opportunity Trust
  • OneGoal
  • OpenSciEd
  • Opportunity 180 Las Vegas
  • Orleans Parish School Board
  • Out Teach
  • Overdeck Family Foundation
  • The Pacific Companies
  • Pahara Institute
  • PARCC Consortia
  • Parent Revolution
  • Partners for Education at Berea College
  • The Partnership for Inner-City Education
  • Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
  • Partnership Schools 
  • Pathway 2 Tomorrow
  • PAVE Schools
  • PennCAN
  • Perspectives Charter Schools
  • Philadelphia Leadership Academy
  • Philadelphia School Partnership
  • Phoenix Charter Academy
  • The Philanthropy Roundtable
  • Philip's Education Partners
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Policy Innovators in Education: PIE Network
  • Porter-Leath
  • Premier Charter School
  • Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
  • Program in Education, Afterschool, and Resiliency (PEAR)
  • Project Lead the Way
  • Public Impact
  • R Street Institute
  • Rally
  • Reading Partners
  • Ready Colorado
  • Reason Foundation
  • Region IX Education Cooperative
  • ReNew Schools Charter Management Organization
  • The Renaissance Schools Fund
  • RePublic Schools
  • Results for America
  • Revolution Foods
  • Revolution Prep
  • Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation
  • Richmond Management Roundtable
  • Richmond Public Schools
  • Ripple Effects
  • The Rhode Island Department of Education
  • The Rhodes School
  • Robertson Foundation
  • Robins Foundation
  • Rochester Area Community Foundation
  • Rocketship Education
  • Rodel Foundation of Delaware
  • Roman Archdiocese of Boston
  • Rowan-Salisbury Schools
  • Roxbury Prepartory Charter School
  • San Antonio Foundation for Excellence in Education
  • San Antonio Independent School District
  • San Francisco Unified School District
  • San Jose Unified School District
  • Santa Fe Community Foundation
  • Scholar Academies
  • School Board Partners
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • School Leaders Network
  • School of Science and Technology
  • SchoolSmartKC
  • SchoolTalk DC
  • SchoolView Services
  • SERVE Center
  • Sesame Street Workshop
  • Shine Early Learning
  • The 74 Million
  • Sid W. Richardson Foundation
  • Silver Ventures
  • SK Consulting Group
  • Sobrato Early Academic Language
  • Sojourner Truth Academy
  • St. Augustine High School (New Orleans)
  • St. Ignatius Catholic School
  • St. Louis Public Schools
  • Stand for Children
  • Stand Together
  • Stanford Graduate School of Education - Center to Support Excellent in Teaching
  • State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE)
  • The State University of New York (SUNY) Charter Schools Institute
  • The Steering Committee for Action on Louisville's Agenda
  • STEMSpring Academy
  • Stranahan Foundation
  • Strategic Grant Partners
  • STRIVE Preparatory Schools
  • Students for Ed Reform
  • Summit Public Schools
  • Sylvan Learning
  • Teach for America
  • Teach for America - Bay Area
  • Teach for America of Greater New Orleans
  • Teach for America - Northeast Ohio
  • TeachForward
  • Teach Plus
  • Teacher Collective
  • Teacher Prep Inspections - US
  • Teacher Town
  • Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM
  • Teaching Trust
  • Telamon Corporation
  • Temple University
  • Tennessee Achievement School District
  • Tennessee Charter School Center
  • Tennessee State Board of Education
  • Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE)
  • Texas Charter School Association 
  • Texas Public Charter School Association
  • ThinkCERCA
  • Third Sector New England
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Thread
  • Thrive Washington
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund
  • Tipping Point Community
  • TNTP
  • Toledo Community Foundation
  • Transcend Education
  • Trust for Learning
  • Tulsa Public Schools
  • uAspire
  • UnBound Ed
  • United Way of Greater Atlanta
  • United Way of Greater Kansas City
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of California Berkeley Center for the Study of Chilcare Employment
  • University of California Davis School of Education Resourcing Excellence in Education
  • The University of Chicago Urban Education Institute
  • The University of Chicago Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education
  • University of Virginia Curry School of Education
  • Unlocking Potential
  • UP Education Network (formerly Unlocking Potential)
  • Uplift Education
  • UP Partnership
  • Urban Prep Academies
  • Urban Teacher Center
  • Urban Teacher Residency United
  • Valley Christian Schools
  • Voices College-Bound Language Academies
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Washington Jesuit Academy
  • The Wallace Foundation
  • The Walton Family Foundation
  • The Washington Leadership Academy
  • Westat
  • WestEd
  • Whiz Kids Oklahoma
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • William Penn Foundation
  • Wireless Generation
  • Wonderland, Inc. 
  • Wright State University College of Education and Human Services
  • YES Prep Public Schools
  • YMCA of Greater Boston
  • York Public Schools
  • YouthTruth
  • Youth Communication