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Brady Education Foundation

Deadline: December 1, 2019

The Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the achievement/opportunity gaps between children living in under-resourced and/or under-represented communities and other children. The Foundation pursues its mission by promoting collaboration between researchers and educators and other stakeholders via the funding of research and program evaluations that have the potential of informing private funders and public policy.

The Foundation is currently accepting proposals focused on evaluating programs that have the potential of helping to close the opportunity and resulting achievement gaps between children living in under-resourced communities and/or from under-represented populations and other children.

The aims are as follows:

1) Primary aim: What works – The primary aim must concern evaluating the effectiveness of programs designed to promote positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (e.g., minoritized ethnic groups, low-income families).

2) Secondary aims may also focus on one or more of the following:

  • What works for whom, under what conditions: Investigate variations in program effects; that is, test for moderation effects that inform whether effects are stronger for certain groups and/or under certain conditions than other groups or conditions
  • Reasons for effects: Investigate mechanisms through which effects occur; that is, test for mediation effects that inform why the program is effective
  • Cost-benefit analyses: Compare the total costs of the program (start-up and ongoing operational costs) with its estimated monetary benefits to determine the net cost or benefit associated with the program

Amount: Grants typically range from $100,000-$400,000.

Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations.

Link: http://bradyeducationfoundation.org/application-guidelines/

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