Malone Family Foundation: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: The Malone Family Foundation provides academic merit- and need-based scholarships to students at a consortium of 50 independent secondary schools. It also supports research on giftedness and gifted education.

IP TAKE: The Malone Family Foundation runs an extensive scholarship endowment program through a consortium of 50 high-functioning independent secondary schools. It funded the development of the rigorous Stanford University Online High School and supports research on giftedness and gifted education at several universities in the U.S.

PROFILE: The Malone Family Foundation was founded in 1997 by Dr. John C. Malone, a media executive best known as the former CEO of Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI), and his family. Based in Englewood, Colorado, this foundation aims to “improve access to quality education—particularly at the secondary school level—for gifted students who lack the financial resources to best develop their talents.” The foundation runs an extensive high school scholarship program and supports research on giftedness and gifted education.

Since its inception in 2000, the Malone Scholars Program has provided endowments for merit- and need-based scholarships at what has become a consortium of 49 independent secondary schools and one college program for high school-aged girls. Together these endowments help over 100 gifted students study at independent schools each year. The foundation also supported the development of Stanford University Online High School, a rigorous secondary education program that serves gifted students in the U.S. and abroad, and research initiatives on gifted education at Stanford, Northwestern and other universities in the U.S.

A list of funded schools is available on the Malone Foundation Website. The foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. General inquiries may be made to the foundation via email.

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