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Since 2000, we’ve been driven by a simple but ambitious vision: A world in which all young people reach their full potential and meaningfully contribute to society.  We pursue that vision by making grants and by operating our own programs, with the aim of fueling the science of learning and enabling its application in a variety of settings. Our mission: To invest in the science of learning and the experiences that youth need from birth to high school to pursue their own path for success.

Seattle, WA

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Our work is grounded in the latest research showing how kids learn and what they need to thrive. We help provide experiences, environments, and person-to-person connections that meet those needs and foster the skills and mindsets to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

  • Fuel: We fuel research in learning, child and youth development, and educational practices, particularly where there are gaps in knowledge.
  • Connect: We connect learning science to everyday life, promoting evidence-based practices for families, educators, childcare workers, and other adults positioned to help children learn and thrive.
  • Amplify: We amplify the research, informing educators, systems leaders, policymakers, and the general public, so that the latest, best science can be understood and applied at a transformational, society-wide scale.
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