AchieveMpls, the strategic nonprofit partner of Minneapolis Public Schools, has been ranked #5 in a new survey of the country’s Top 50 K-12 education foundations.
Stepping Up: The Nation's Top K-12 Education Foundations 2015—compiled by the national management and strategy firm dewey & associates—surveyed education foundations in the top 200 largest school districts in the nation (by student population), as well as other top-performing foundations in smaller school districts.
"This year's competition was fierce," said Dewey Caruthers, author of the report. "Education foundations are innovating and enhancing public education. More people should know what their local education foundation is doing to dramatically improve the student learning experience."
The study evaluates education foundations across the country on eight key performance categories, including resources to enhance public education, long-term financial sustainability, resources invested in programs and human capital (volunteers).
“We’re thrilled to receive this unexpected recognition,” said Pam Costain, AchieveMpls President and CEO. “And we’re honored to be included in this list of outstanding national organizations that are working so hard to strengthen public education and ensure success for each and every student.”
Stepping Up is the only annual survey and ranking of its kind. The K-12 education foundation industry is considered to be one of the fastest growing philanthropic segments in the U.S.
- Link to the full report: "Stepping Up: The Nation's Top K-12 Education Foundations 2015"
- Link to Education Week's story on the new rankings