Einhorn Family Charitable Trust: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: The Einhorn Family Charitable Trust funds grants that support early childhood, parenting, K-12 education, and community work.

IP TAKE: This funder builds strong relationships with its partners by working collaboratively with its grantees.

PROFILE: The Einhorn Family Charitable Trust (EFCT) was established in 2002 with the goal of “[h]elping people get along better” and bringing people from different backgrounds together “[w]ith openness and kindness to solve our nation’s most difficult social problems.” Primary areas of grantmaking programs include Parenting and Early Childhood, K-12 Education, Campus and Community.

Einhorn’s K-12 Education program aims to demonstrate “[t]hat schools are caring communities that provide students regular experiences that foster empathy and reflection,” so that students “[n]ot only excel academically, but also develop the critical skills needed to become kind, thoughtful and engaged participants in their communities. Past K-12 grantees include the Ashoka Start Empathy initiative, which received support for its program teaching empathy as a core skill; and School Retool, which received funding for its professional development fellowship for educators and school leaders. To get a broader sense of the types of organizations EFCT supports, explore its partners page.

It is not unusual for EFCTs to award multi-million grants; however, most grants fall in the $100,000 to $500,000 range. EFCT does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

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