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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 2010. Many of these entities are not current clients, so please feel free to contact us with specific questions.

  • 50CAN
  • 50CAN-Pennslyvania 
  • 60 Minutes
  • 826 National
  • 826 Chicago
  • 100kin10
  • 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
  • Amigos Por Vida Public Charter School
  • 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
  • Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans
  • Association of College and University Educators
  • The Aspen Insitute/Stevens Initiative
  • Barr Foundation
  • BASIS Schools
  • Baton Rouge Area Foundation
  • Beta Academy
  • Bezos Family Foundation
  • BDT and Company LLC
  • 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
  • Brilla Public Charter Schools
  • The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems
  • Bronx Charter School for the Arts
  • Brooke Charter Schools
  • Buck Institute for Education
  • The Buffett Early Childhood Fund
  • Building Educated Leaders for Life
  • Building Excellent Schools
  • Caliber Schools
  • California Charter Schools Association
  • California Community Foundation
  • California Education Partners
  • Capital Area Intermediate Unit
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Carnegie Learning
  • CASA for Children of DC
  • 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 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
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Collaborative for Student Success
  • College Achieve Public Schools
  • The College Board
  • College Summit
  • College Track
  • Collegiate Academies
  • Colorado Succeeds
  • Commit!
  • Communities Foundation of Texas
  • 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
  • Crescent City Schools
  • 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 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
  • EdFuel
  • Ednovate
  • Educate78
  • 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
  • E.L. Haynes
  • The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
  • El Paso Leadership Academy
  • Emerson Collective
  • Encore.org
  • Envision Education
  • EPIC Academy
  • Equable Institute
  • 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
  • Fulton County Schools
  • Future is Now Schools
  • Galileo Learning
  • Gates Family Foundation
  • George Kaiser Family Foundation
  • George W. Brackenridge Foundation
  • George W. Bush Institute
  • Georgia Charter School Association
  • Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement
  • Global Nomads Group
  • Goldsbury Foundation
  • Goodwill Education Initiatives, Inc.
  • Google
  • Great Minds
  • Great Minnesota Schools Fund
  • Greater New Orleans, Inc.
  • Grimmway Schools
  • Guggenheim Partners
  • Great Oakland Public Schools
  • Gulf of Maine Research Institute
  • Harmony Education Foundation
  • 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
  • Instituto del Progreso Latino
  • Intrinsic Schools
  • J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation
  • Jacobson Family Foundation
  • Jersey City Public Schools
  • Jumpstart
  • The Joyce Foundation
  • K12 Inc.
  • Kenan Fellows Program at North Carolina State University
  • The Kendeda Fund
  • Kenneth Rainin Foundation
  • KIPP Colorado
  • KIPP Foundation
  • The Kern Family Foundation
  • The Kindezi Schools
  • KIPP Houston
  • KIPP Kansas City
  • KIPP Los Angeles
  • KIPP Massachusetts
  • KIPP San Antonio
  • KIPP St. Louis
  • Kleinheinz Family Endowment for the Arts and Education
  • KnowledgeWorks Foundation
  • Lake Wales Charter Schools 
  • Lastinger Center, University of Florida
  • Latino Educational Equity Partnerships
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation
  • Leadership for Educational Equity
  • Leading Educators
  • League of Education Voters
  • The Learning Accelerator
  • The Learning Agency
  • Learn4Life, Metro Atlanta Regional Education Partnership
  • The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • Lexington Institute
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Louis Calder Foundation
  • Louisiana Department of Education
  • Lowell Community Charter Public School
  • M.C. Adams Public Charter School
  • The Lynch Foundation
  • Making Waves Academy
  • 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
  • Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
  • The McKnight Foundation
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • The Mind Trust
  • Minnesota Comeback
  • Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • The Moriah Fund
  • Mott Haven Academy
  • 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
  • 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
  • New America
  • New Classrooms Innovation Partners
  • New Haven Public Schools
  • New Leaders
  • New Meridian 
  • New Mexico Public Education Department
  • New Paradigm for Education
  • New Schools for Baton Rouge
  • New Schools for New Orleans
  • New Venture Fund
  • New York City Charter School Center
  • NewSchools Venture Fund
  • Noble Network of Charter Schools
  • Not Your Ordinary School Charter School
  • The Niswonger Foundation
  • Norwalk ACTS
  • Notre Dame ACE Academies
  • Oklahoma Youth Expo
  • The Oaks Academy
  • OneGoal
  • Orleans Parish School Board
  • Out Teach
  • Overdeck Family Foundation
  • The Pacific Companies
  • Pahara Institute
  • PARCC Consortia
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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 District of Philadelphia
  • School Leaders Network
  • School of Science and Technology
  • SchoolSmartKC
  • SchoolTalk DC
  • SchoolView Services
  • Sesame Street Workshop
  • The 74 Million
  • Sid W. Richardson Foundation
  • Silver Ventures
  • SK Consulting Group
  • St. Augustine High School (New Orleans)
  • St. Ignatius Catholic School
  • St. Louis Public Schools
  • Stand for Children
  • 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
  • Teach Plus
  • 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 Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE)
  • Texas 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
  • UnBound Ed
  • United Way of Greater Atlanta
  • United Way of Greater Kansas City
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • York Public Schools
  • YouthTruth
  • Youth Communication