OVERVIEW: The George B. Storer Foundation's early childhood education grants support projects that improve teacher quality, share best practices, and those that integrate and use place-based learning.
IP TAKE: Storer offers some sizable grants. However, the foundation prioritizes larger organizations, which makes it more difficult for smaller organizations to secure funding.
PROFILE: George B. Storer Foundation seeks to “promote an ecologically rich and economically prosperous future for current and future generations.” The foundation honors the memory of its namesake, a twentieth century businessman and radio and television broadcasting pioneer. The foundation funds early childhood education, Wyoming landscapes and communities, and conservation economics.
The foundation's early childhood education program supports projects that improve teacher quality, facilitate the sharing of best practices, and/or use place as an integrating context for learning.
Grants range from f $5,000 to over $300,000. While Storer largely funds specific projects and programs, sometimes it offers general operating support. Its tax filings suggest that Storer only awards a handful of early childhood education grants. In general, it supports larger organizations and academic institutions. For example, Antioch University and the North American Association for Environmental Education are past ECE grantees. To learn more about a few of Storer’s ECE grants, explore its brief recent grants list.
The Storer foundation does not accept unsolicited letters of inquiry or grant applications.
- Elizabeth Storer, President and CEO
- Kathleen Belk Doffermyre, Senior Program Officer