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The Stuart Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to improving life outcomes for young people through education. 

For 36 years, we have contributed to the conditions in which youth can develop into successful and contributing adults. We do our work in California and Washington State.

The Latest

  • Against a backdrop of pandemic-related pressures and uncertainty as we head toward the end of 2021, we continue to be inspired and guided by the work of our partners who are elevating the need to renew the promise of public education and to disrupt long standing inequities, especially for students of color, foster youth, English Learners and those who face systemic barriers to opportunity.

    Throughout this challenging year, our grantees produced essential and timely reports and resources that help us understand what is needed during this unprecedented time. In addition to the insights offered in each resource, these publications call for policymakers, system leaders and educators to listen and learn as deeply as possible. We are pleased to share these resources and immensely grateful for the work of our partners who show how systems and schools can advance equitable outcomes and success for young people in this moment and over the long-term.

Our Purpose

Improving life outcomes for young people through education.

Our Vision

We believe all young people can succeed in school and in life if they have opportunity and support. To make this aspiration real, we must navigate away from narrow definitions of achievement toward an approach that supports a well-rounded education for all children, especially those who are furthest from opportunity. This kind of learning is found within schools and systems that are intentionally designed to deliver it and where students are seen and valued, and have the agency and support needed to succeed.

Our Desired Future

We envision schools and school systems with both the people and the means to break stubborn historical links between race, class and academic achievement. These schools accomplish the most important work there is: helping every child thrive, regardless of neighborhood or circumstance.