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 343 grants from the Bush Foundation worth $ 87,455,428
Grants for years: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Cargill Foundation
Tax-exempt since April 1954
Database contains 149 grants from the Cargill Foundation worth $ 22,317,887
Grants for years: 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Carolyn Foundation
Database contains 37 grants from the Carolyn Foundation worth $ 748,756
Grants for years: 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Curtis L Carlson Family Foundation
Database contains 433 grants from the Curtis L Carlson Family Foundation worth $ 6,645,376
Grants for years: 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
David Winton Bell Foundation
Database contains 16 grants from the David Winton Bell Foundation worth $ 167,500
Grants for years: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Douglass Brandenborg Family Foundation
Database contains 19 grants from the Douglass Brandenborg Family Foundation worth $ 1,418,000
Grants for years: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Educause
Database contains 2 grants from the Educause worth $ 450,000
Grants for years: 2012 2013
Edvisions Schools Inc.
Database contains 23 grants from the Edvisions Schools Inc. worth $ 416,072
Grants for years: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2012 2013
Frey Foundation
Database contains 32 grants from the Frey Foundation worth $ 987,800
Grants for years: 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Friends of Education
Was Friends of Ascension before 2007
Database contains 60 grants from the Friends of Education worth $ 6,799,936
Grants for years: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
General Mills Foundation
Database contains 188 grants from the General Mills Foundation worth $ 13,200,600
Grants for years: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Database contains 57 grants from the Greater Twin Cities United Way worth $ 8,214,402
Grants for years: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
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 33 grants from the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota worth $ 767,100
Grants for years: 2011 2012 2013 2014
Joyce Foundation
Database contains 15 grants from the Joyce Foundation worth $ 1,762,613
Grants for years: 2012 2013 2015
McKnight Foundation
Database contains 123 grants from the McKnight Foundation worth $ 24,173,220
Grants for years: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Minneapolis Foundation
Database contains 516 grants from the Minneapolis Foundation worth $ 34,005,098
Grants for years: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Razoo Foundation
Database contains 279 grants from the Razoo Foundation worth $ 7,667,145
Grants for years: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
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 345 grants from the Saint Paul Foundation worth $ 23,717,002
Grants for years: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
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 42 grants from the Smikis Foundation worth $ 826,500
Grants for years: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
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 177 grants from the Walton Family Foundation worth $ 22,977,272
Grants for years: 1998 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
WEM Foundation [Whitney MacMillan]
Inside Philanthropy: "The WEM Foundation is the charitable vehicle of billionaire Whitney MacMillan."
Database contains 112 grants from the WEM Foundation [Whitney MacMillan] worth $ 4,895,970
Grants for years: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

MN EDUCATION REFORM CORE

Teach for America $ 7,894,600
Charter School Partners $ 4,726,464
MinnCAN $ 3,711,500
Hiawatha Academies $ 3,614,118
KIPP Minnesota $ 3,209,026
Harvest Preparatory Charter School $ 3,085,230
Educators 4 Excellence, Inc. $ 1,551,500
Minnesota Comeback $ 1,375,000
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc. (PIE Network) $ 1,332,289
Students for Education Reform $ 1,064,000
Intellectual Takeout $ 961,000
Total: $ 32,524,727