We work with communities to help our impact go further. Through working with Jacobs Fellows and school aggregators we extend our reach, promoting children’s learning and development.


Theory of Change

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Research Fellows

Highly talented and innovative early and mid-career researchers working on child and youth development advance their research with a Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship.


School Aggregators

We are fostering a strengthened global school system by collaborating with networks and organizations that support schools.

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SALEX – School Action Learning Exchange

The School Action Learning Exchange (SALEX) is a learning community of organizations that support schools, school leaders, and teachers by aggregating and sharing knowledge, building capacity, and implementing promising practices in schools.



We are building researcher and social entrepreneur coalitions who jointly create evidence-based education solutions.

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J-STARS – Student Traineeship

J-STARS is a unique opportunity for young talents who want to advance learning and education, and pursue a career in NGOs, government or international philanthropy.

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Friends of Education

Friends of Education is a network of 38 Swiss-based education funders and governmental and international organizations, including the Jacobs Foundation.