The Stuart Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to improving life outcomes for young people through education.
For 35 years, we have contributed to the conditions in which all children can develop into successful and contributing adults. We do our work in California and Washington State.
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Dear Colleagues, As I write to you, my heart is breaking. We had been grappling with the disruption of a pandemic of unknown severity and duration. Now we must reckon with deep and historical racism and pain that none of us can ignore. Like you, the Foundation team is profoundly sobered by this pandemic-turned-economic crisis and its yet unknown –
Improving life outcomes for young people through education.
We believe all children 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.