From The Desk Of
Michele Cahill Vice President, National Program, and Program Director, Urban Education and Talia Milgrom-Elcott, Program Officer, Senior Manager
On Friday, at Clinton Global Initiative America, President Clinton announced the close of 100Kin10’s Fund II. With final pledges from Google ($5M) and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the second fund closed at over $28M, bringing the total funds pledged to date to over $52M. (See below for a complete list of Fund II funding partners.) Together, the 150+ 100Kin10 partners have committed to recruiting and training over 40,000 science, technology, engineering, and math teachers over just the first five years of this ten-year goal.
As he closed out the conference, President Clinton called out the collaborative approach of 100Kin10 and its willingness to tackle big challenges, saying:
"We do have the power to rebuild and reinvent these pathways to the American dream... [They] started with two dozen partners committed to making 20,000 STEM teachers. And we thought, this'll be nice...before you know it, we got over 100 partners and 40,000 STEM teachers. And you need to remember that about everything you do for the rest of your life...Never think, 'Well, I can't do this because I haven't solved the whole problem.' The whole premise of what we do is that none of us can solve the whole problem, but together, we can move the world."
With that, he left the stage, leaving us with a powerful call to action as we continue to support the 150+ partners taking on the hard work of recruiting, training, and supporting 100,000 excellent STEM teachers over the decade.
100Kin10 Fund II Funding Partners:
- Carnegie Corporation of New York: $5,000,000/3 years
- Chevron: $5,000,000/3years
- Google: $5,000,000/3 years
- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: $4,000,000/3 years
- Samueli Foundation: $3,000,000/3 years
- The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust: $1,500,000/3 years
- Amgen Foundation: $1,000,000/3 years
- John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: $1,000,000/3 years
- Leonetti O'Connell Family Foundation: $600,000/3 years
- Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, a program of the Gill Foundation: $500,000/3 years
- JPMorgan Chase Foundation: $500,000/3 years
- Noyce Foundation: $500,000/3 years
- Fund of Funds (Jeffrey H. and Shari L. Aronson Family Foundation, Tammy and Jay Levine Foundation, and The Samberg Family Foundation): $500,000/3 years
- The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation