WFF Startups

The Walton Family Foundation has given more than $16 million to charter schools in Minnesota, contributing to 96 separate schools and helping start 70 of them - 29% of all charters EVER opened in the state. Read an anlysis of WFF giving to charter schools in Minnesota.

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EDUCATION REFORM FUNDERS IN MINNESOTA

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Bush Foundation
The Bush Foundation funds much of the education reform policy work.
Database contains 365 grants from the Bush Foundation worth $ 89,336,428
Grants for years: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cargill Foundation
Tax-exempt since April 1954
Database contains 163 grants from the Cargill Foundation worth $ 24,312,887
Grants for years: 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Carolyn Foundation
Database contains 41 grants from the Carolyn Foundation worth $ 908,756
Grants for years: 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Curtis L Carlson Family Foundation, aka Carlson Family Foundation
Database contains 471 grants from the Curtis L Carlson Family Foundation, aka Carlson Family Foundation worth $ 7,655,291
Grants for years: 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
David Winton Bell Foundation
Database contains 28 grants from the David Winton Bell Foundation worth $ 292,500
Grants for years: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Douglass Brandenborg Family Foundation
Database contains 26 grants from the Douglass Brandenborg Family Foundation worth $ 1,913,000
Grants for years: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Educause
Database contains 2 grants from the Educause worth $ 450,000
Grants for years: 2012 2013
Edvisions Schools Inc.
Database contains 31 grants from the Edvisions Schools Inc. worth $ 582,520
Grants for years: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Frey Foundation
Database contains 42 grants from the Frey Foundation worth $ 1,187,000
Grants for years: 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Friends of Education
Was Friends of Ascension before 2007
Database contains 75 grants from the Friends of Education worth $ 7,015,969
Grants for years: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
General Mills Foundation
Database contains 203 grants from the General Mills Foundation worth $ 1,013,949,600
Grants for years: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Great MN Schools
Great MN Schools is completely controlled by Minnesota Comeback
Database contains 10 grants from the Great MN Schools worth $ 1,460,000
Grants for years: 2015 2016
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Database contains 68 grants from the Greater Twin Cities United Way worth $ 10,072,240
Grants for years: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
I.A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation
Database contains 43 grants from the I.A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation worth $ 4,054,250
Grants for years: 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota
Database contains 53 grants from the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota worth $ 1,357,517
Grants for years: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Joyce Foundation
Database contains 15 grants from the Joyce Foundation worth $ 1,762,613
Grants for years: 2012 2013 2015
McKnight Foundation
Database contains 151 grants from the McKnight Foundation worth $ 28,250,912
Grants for years: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Minneapolis Foundation
Database contains 576 grants from the Minneapolis Foundation worth $ 41,194,023
Grants for years: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Razoo Foundation
Database contains 287 grants from the Razoo Foundation worth $ 7,789,631
Grants for years: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi Foundation for Children
Database contains 75 grants from the Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi Foundation for Children worth $ 8,986,198
Grants for years: 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Saint Paul Foundation
Database contains 388 grants from the Saint Paul Foundation worth $ 25,540,374
Grants for years: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Sauer Children's Renew Foundation
Database contains 11 grants from the Sauer Children's Renew Foundation worth $ 160,000
Grants for years: 2012 2013 2014
Smikis Foundation
Database contains 74 grants from the Smikis Foundation worth $ 1,492,500
Grants for years: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Soran Foundation
Database contains 16 grants from the Soran Foundation worth $ 250,000
Grants for years: 2012 2013 2014
Walton Family Foundation
According to the WFF's website, it spent $9,124,347 on starting up charter schools in Minneapolis alone between 1997 and 2013.

http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/newsroom/foundation-surpasses-1500-charter-school-startup-investments
Database contains 180 grants from the Walton Family Foundation worth $ 24,757,272
Grants for years: 1998 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
WEM Foundation [Whitney MacMillan]
Inside Philanthropy: "The WEM Foundation is the charitable vehicle of billionaire Whitney MacMillan."
Database contains 139 grants from the WEM Foundation [Whitney MacMillan] worth $ 7,543,970
Grants for years: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MN EDUCATION REFORM CORE

Teach for America $ 8,446,600
Hiawatha Academies $ 4,979,118
Charter School Partners $ 4,771,464
MinnCAN $ 3,841,592
KIPP Minnesota $ 3,799,644
Harvest Preparatory Charter School $ 3,085,230
Minnesota Comeback $ 3,006,769
Educators 4 Excellence, Inc. $ 1,974,500
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc. (PIE Network) $ 1,842,289
Great MN Schools $ 1,655,000
Students for Education Reform $ 1,573,000
Intellectual Takeout $ 1,211,000
Harvest Network of Schools $ 869,266
Ed Allies $ 210,000
Total: $ 41,265,472