OVERVIEW: The Bezos Family Foundation invests in early learning, K-12 education and youth leadership and global engagement.
IP TAKE: The Bezos Family Foundation supports college readiness through its K-12 education program, which prioritizes excellence in teaching, innovative curricula and STEM education. This funder does not accept unsolicited proposals.
PROFILE: The Bezos Family Foundation was founded in 2003 by Jackie and Mike Bezos, the parents of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Headquartered in Mercer Island, Washington, the foundation seeks to prepare young people “to achieve their full potential and make a meaningful contribution to society.” The foundation broadly invests in education through three programs: early learning, excellence in K-12 education and youth leadership and global engagement. It also runs several signature conferences, scholarships and educational programs.
The Bezos Family Foundation invests in college readiness through its excellence in K-12 education program. The program prioritizes excellence in teaching, innovative curricula and STEM education. The foundation also supports the social development of students by supporting programs that develop civic engagement and global perspective. One past grantee is EL Education, an organization that provides curricula, school reorganization and professional development services with the aim of improving K-12 student outcomes. Another grantee is iMentor, which provides urban high school students in low-income communities with college-educated mentors for a three-year period. Bezos Family Foundation grants are generally directed toward large, well-established organizations in the U.S. and abroad.
This funder does not accept unsolicited proposals.
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