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ABAG 2015 Profile of Education Giving 2015

Posted By Mari Beth Moulton, Monday, September 21, 2015

By Mari Beth Moulton, Baltimore Executive Director, Wright Family Foundation
ABAG Education Funders Affinity Group Chair

ABAG is excited to present our 2015 Profile of Education Giving, which aggregates data about our members’ investments in education.

In 2015, ABAG disseminated an online survey to all ABAG members. We received responses from 50 ABAG members about the education-related organizations they support and their education focus areas.
  • The full 2015 Profile of Education Giving (Members Only) provides ABAG members with a clear picture of the scope of education-related grantmaking among our membership and helps members connect with colleagues who also care about specific education issues.
  • The 2015 Highlights (Public) is a summary of the key data points.
While the data do not encompass all education-related giving in the Baltimore area, the findings provide a useful snapshot of the various types of education giving and the broad scope of community investments in local education efforts.

Here are some of the major findings from the survey:
  • In 2014, ABAG members contributed more than $49.2 million to education efforts through more than 1,000 grants to more than 475 organizations.
  • Nearly half of the respondents (27 ABAG members) fund efforts toward system-wide education reform, such as advocacy work by the ACLU of Maryland.
  • ABAG members support education efforts for all ages, with an emphasis on K-12.
  • In 2014, ABAG members gave more than $10.6 million to organizations working with Baltimore City Public Schools, to individual schools, and the district itself.
  • ABAG members support a wide array of education focus areas.
  • More than half of the survey respondents support activities for students during after school or extended school hours. Nearly half support efforts to improve teaching quality and teacher development; financial literacy; and college scholarships.
We greatly appreciate ABAG member participation in the 2015 Profile of Education Giving project!

Tags:  Education Funders  Profile of Education Giving  September 2015 Members' Memo 

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