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This article helps provide funding data to help give context to my annual review of the year in ed-tech

The following organizations are among those which have received grant money from the Gates Foundation in 2016 for education and education technology-related initiatives:

  • Edsurge ($600,000)
  • MindWires Consulting ($650,000)
  • Khan Academy ($10,500,000)
  • Summit Public Schools ($2,329,062)
  • DonorsChoose.org ($2,500,000)
  • State Education Technology (SETDA) ($221,595)
  • Teachers College, Columbia University ($4,016,892)
  • Technology Access Foundation ($5000)
  • National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies ($520,000)
  • Tyton Partners ($260,979)
  • American Enterprise Institute For Public Policy Research ($1,157,579)
  • The Aspen Institute ($5,969,003)
  • Third Way Institute ($600,630)
  • Educause ($603,750)
  • Education Writers Association ($25,000)
  • SRI International ($298,745)
  • The Washington Monthly ($350,795)
  • Zearn Learning ($3,602,377)
  • Jefferson Education Accelerator ($187,500)
  • New Profit Inc. ($6,011,962)
  • Schoolzilla ($985,483)
  • Power My Learning ($4,500,000)
  • The K–12 OER Collaborative ($2,500,000)
  • The 74 Media, Inc. ($26,000)
  • EdSource Inc. ($1,362,606)
  • NewSchools Venture Fund ($9,141,472)

(My favorite part, of course, is the number of “independent news organizations” that take Gates Foundation money.)

You can search the Gates Foundation’s database of grant recipients on the organization’s website.

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