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Who We Work With

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Who We Work With

Bellwether is dedicated to dramatically improving outcomes for underserved students. Like most of our clients, Bellwether is a nonprofit, which allows us to focus on our mission, and guides the clients and projects we support. We choose to work with entities who share our commitment to improving education, and 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, 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 and ideological spectrum. We’ve worked with the progressive American Prospect and National Education Association Foundation, as well as the conservative groups EdChoice and American Enterprise Institute. Our ideological diversity is one of Bellwether’s unique value-adds. Our answers on complicated questions 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 different viewpoints to our work, but is united by a shared commitment to dramatically improving American education.

We maintain absolute confidentiality of all client information during and after any engagement, but as part of our commitment to transparency we have no confidential clients. Below is a comprehensive list of all of Bellwether’s clients and funders since our founding in 2009. Many of these entities are not current clients, so please feel free to contact us with specific questions.

  • 60 Minutes
  • 100kin10
  • 826 National
  • 826 Chicago
  • A Better Chicago
  • Academy for Urban School Leadership
  • Academy Prep Foundation
  • Accord Education
  • ACE Charter Schools
  • Achieve.org
  • Achieve Atlanta
  • 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
  • The American Prospect
  • Amplify
  • AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation
  • Applied Engineering Management Corporation
  • Apprion LLC
  • Arabella Advisors
  • The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
  • Ascend Learning
  • Archdiocese of Boston
  • Asia Society
  • Aspire Public Schools
  • Aspire University
  • The Aspen Insitute/Stevens Initiative
  • Barr Foundation
  • BASIS Schools
  • Baton Rouge Area Foundation
  • BDT and Company LLC
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Black Alliance for Educational Options
  • Blue Engine
  • Bluum
  • Boston Charter Fund
  • Boston College
  • The Boston Foundation
  • The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems
  • The Buffett Early Childhood Fund
  • Boston Teacher Residency
  • Building Excellent Schools
  • Caliber Schools
  • California Community Foundation
  • California Education Partners
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Carnegie Learning
  • 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 Reinventing Public Education
  • Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning
  • Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Choose to Succeed
  • Charter Parents United
  • Charter School Growth Fund
  • Charter School Partners
  • Chiefs for Change
  • Children's Literacy Initiative
  • Cincinnati Business Committee
  • Cincinnati Regional Business Committee
  • Citizens of the World Charter Schools
  • City of Richmond, VA
  • City on a Hill
  • City Year Seattle
  • Civic Enterprises
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Collaborative for Student Success
  • College Achieve Public Schools
  • The College Board
  • College Summit
  • College Track
  • Collegiate Academies
  • Colorado Succeeds
  • Commit!
  • Community Charter School of Cambridge
  • The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia
  • Community Guilds
  • Compass Learning
  • ConnCAN
  • ConnectEDU
  • Cosmos Foundation
  • Council of Chief State School Officers
  • Cristo Rey Network
  • Cullen Foundation
  • Curriculum Associates
  • Dallas County Community College District
  • Daniels Fund
  • Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education
  • Data Quality Campaign
  • DC Prep
  • Deans for Impact
  • Democracy Prep Public Schools
  • Digital Promise
  • Discourse Analytics
  • Donnell-Kay Foundation
  • Doris & Donald Fisher Fund
  • Downtown College Prep
  • The Drexel Fund
  • EdFuel
  • Ednovate
  • Educate78
  • Educause
  • Education Forward DC
  • Education Matters
  • Education Reform Now
  • Education Cities
  • Education Sector
  • EducationCounsel
  • Educators 4 Excellence
  • EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning)
  • Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School
  • E.L. Haynes
  • The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
  • Emerson Collective
  • Encore.org
  • Envision Education
  • EPIC Academy
  • Equal Opportunity Schools
  • Equitas Academy Charter Schools
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Exam Performance
  • Excellent Schools Detroit
  • Excellent Schools New Mexico
  • Expeditionary Learning
  • 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
  • Fulton County Schools
  • Future is Now Schools
  • Galileo Learning
  • George Kaiser Family Foundation
  • George W. Brackenridge Foundation
  • George W. Bush Institute
  • Georgia Charter School Association
  • Global Nomads Group
  • Goldsbury Foundation
  • Goodwill Education Initiatives, Inc.
  • Google
  • Great Minds
  • Greater New Orleans, Inc.
  • Great Oakland Public Schools
  • Gulf of Maine Research Institute
  • Harmony Public Schools
  • Hebrew Charter School Center
  • 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
  • Innovate Public Schools
  • InspireNOLA
  • Institute for Advanced Study
  • Institute for Innovation in Public School Choice
  • Intrinsic Schools
  • J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation
  • Jacobson Family Foundation
  • Jersey City Public Schools
  • The Joyce Foundation
  • K12 Inc.
  • Kenan Fellows Program at North Carolina State University
  • The Kendeda Fund
  • Kenneth Rainin Foundation
  • The Kern Family Foundation
  • The Kindezi Schools
  • KIPP Houston
  • KIPP Kansas City
  • KIPP Los Angeles
  • KIPP Massachusetts
  • KIPP San Antonio
  • Kleinheinz Family Endowment for the Arts and Education
  • KnowledgeWorks Foundation
  • Lake Wales Charter Schools 
  • Latino Educational Equity Partnerships
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation
  • Leadership for Educational Equity
  • Leading Educators
  • League of Education Voters
  • The Learning Accelerator
  • The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • Lexington Institute
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Louisiana Department of Education
  • M.C. Adams Public Charter School
  • The Lynch Foundation
  • Making Waves Academy
  • Marriott Foundation
  • Mass Insight Education
  • Massachusetts Department of Education
  • Mastery Charter Schools
  • MATCH School
  • Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
  • The McKnight Foundation
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • The Mind Trust
  • Minnesota Comeback
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • The Moriah Fund
  • National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education
  • National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
  • National Association of Charter School Authorizers
  • 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 Institute for Excellence in Teaching
  • National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management
  • National Math and Science Initiative
  • Native American Community Academy Inspired Schools Network (NISN)
  • The NEA Foundation
  • Nellie Mae Education Foundation
  • The Neubauer Family Foundation
  • Nevada Department of Education
  • New Classrooms Innovation Partners
  • New Haven Public Schools
  • New Leaders
  • New Mexico Public Education Department
  • New Paradigm for Education
  • New Schools for Baton Rouge
  • New Schools for New Orleans
  • New Venture Fund
  • The Niswonger Foundation
  • Norwalk ACTS
  • Oklahoma Youth Expo
  • The Oaks Academy
  • OneGoal
  • The Pacific Companies
  • Pahara Institute
  • PARCC Consortia
  • Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
  • PAVE Schools
  • Perspectives Charter Schools
  • Philadelphia Leadership Academy
  • Philadelphia School Partnership
  • The Philanthropy Roundtable
  • Philip's Education Partners
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Policy Innovators in Education: PIE Network
  • Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
  • Program in Education, Afterschool, and Resiliency (PEAR)
  • Public Impact
  • Rally
  • Reading Partners
  • 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
  • San Francisco Unified School District
  • San Jose Unified School District
  • Scholar Academies
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • School Leaders Network
  • SchoolView Services
  • Sesame Street Workshop
  • The 74 Million
  • Sid W. Richardson Foundation
  • Silver Ventures
  • St. Augustine High School (New Orleans)
  • St. Ignatius Catholic School
  • Stand for Children
  • Stanford Graduate School of Education - Center to Support Excellent in Teaching
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • 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
  • Teach Plus
  • Teacher Town
  • Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM
  • Teaching Trust
  • Telamon Corporation
  • Temple University
  • Tennessee Achievement School District
  • Tennessee Charter School Center
  • Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE)
  • ThinkCERCA
  • Third Sector New England
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Thread
  • Thrive Washington
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy
  • Tipping Point Community
  • TNTP
  • Toledo Community Foundation
  • Transcend Education
  • UnBound Ed
  • United Way of Greater Atlanta
  • 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
  • Urban Teacher Center
  • Urban Teacher Residency United
  • Valley Christian Schools
  • Voices College-Bound Language Academies
  • The Wallace Foundation
  • The Walton Family Foundation
  • WestEd
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • William Penn Foundation
  • Wireless Generation
  • Wright State University College of Education and Human Services
  • YES Prep Public Schools
  • York Public Schools
  • YouthTruth