We believe in order to realize our ambition, we need to be a learning organization. We need to continue, step by step, to build a culture that values and prioritizes learning at all levels of the organization – staff, management, and trustees – as well as among our grantee partners, peer funders, and the broader field.
We are assessing our contribution to impact by using the best evidence available from a diverse range of sources to determine how our programs and funding mechanisms can adapt to context changes and take advantage of emerging possibilities.
We are increasing our participation in various collaborative fora – such as the International Education Funders Group (IEFG), OECD NetFWD, European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) and Philanthropy Europe Association (Philia) – that advance learning in education and philanthropy. It is in these fora and through our own channels that we share the results of our research and evaluation efforts, reflect on lessons learned, and ideas and insights generated by our teams, peers, and partners.
Introducing our new section: conversations with team members and partners at the Jacobs Foundation
We warmly welcome and congratulate our six new Social Entrepreneur Coalition members from the University of Pennsylvania: Aqeela Allahyari; Sidra Alvi; Psacoya Guinn; Neha Gupta; Heidi Mitchell; and Natalia Rodriguez.
The Jacobs Foundation and Finnish education organization HundrED have released a new report highlighting 14 formative assessment solutions that support teaching and learning. The report finds that formative assessment increases student agency, which can lea
The Jacobs Foundation program Transforming Education in Cocoa Communities (TRECC) published a report today, documenting work over the last five years to improve the living conditions of farmers and their children in Côte d’Ivoire.
Technology is predicted to play an increasing role in education in the next decade. Co-CEO Simon Sommer provides his personal view on EdTech, which issues need to be sorted out to make it work, and the role he envisages for the Jacobs Foundation.
Irina Hotz is the Co-Lead of the Jacobs Foundation Learning Societies portfolio. Irina shares with us what a learning society is and how she is working to connect evidence to action to systems for global impact.