Scottsdale, Ariz. January 18, 2023 – Imagine Learning Foundation (ILF), the philanthropic initiative founded by Imagine Learning, the largest provider of digital curriculum solutions in the United States, announced today it will award $400,000 in grants in 2023 to organizations dedicated to supporting the well-being of students outside the classroom. This represents an increase of 60% over 2022 levels. ILF remains committed to granting $5 million to deserving organizations in the upcoming years.
ILF was launched in 2022 with the mission of fostering the well-being of learners and the people who support them at home and in their communities. Up2Us Sports (www.up2us.org) and Erika’s Lighthouse (www.erikaslighthouse.org), two leading organizations that support students learning life skills through active community engagement, received inaugural Imagine Learning Foundation Signature Grants.
“Delivery of social and emotional support inside and outside of the classroom continues to be one of the greatest needs of students and families today,” said Jonathan Grayer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Imagine Learning. “In 2023, we are excited to significantly increase our commitment to identify and fund those organizations that are making a real difference in the communities they serve. We are very proud of the work of our two initial Imagine Signature Grant award recipients – Up2Us Sports and Erika’s Lighthouse – and look forward to funding the next wave of deserving partners.”
In addition to the Imagine Learning Foundation Signature Grant Program, ILF is also announcing enhancements to its Grassroots Grant Program, which awards a series of smaller grants to organizations nominated by Imagine Learning employees that focus on out-of-classroom programs dedicated to learner well-being, such as student-driven kindness and anti-bullying messaging and after school programs shown to increase self-confidence, attendance rates, emotional well-being, and academic performance. In 2022, ILF awarded four $10,000 Grassroots grants to New Pathways for Youth, Mindful Michigan Initiative, I’ve Got Your Back, and Inspira Dance. In 2023, the Grassroots Grant Program will award recipients on a rolling basis and will also begin to accept nominations from Imagine Learning’s employees in the United Kingdom and Europe, extending ILF’s impact internationally.
“The relationships we’ve built with our grant winners this past year and seeing the positive impact they’re making to learners in their communities has been an incredibly rewarding start to the Imagine Learning Foundation,” said Chris Graham, Chairman and President of the Imagine Learning Foundation. “As we enter our second year of giving, we’re excited about deepening our relationships with our current partners and we look forward to establishing new ones with the innovative and mission-aligned non-profit organizations who apply.”
The 2023 Imagine Signature Grant Program is now open for applications through April 30 and award winners will be announced in July 2023. The 2023 funding cycle is below:
- Applications Deadline – April 30, 2023 (5:00pm PDT)
- Award Notifications – June/July 2023
- Grant Awards – on/after July 1, 2023
To learn more about the Imagine Learning Foundation and access the 2023 Imagine Signature Grant Program guidelines, visit imaginelearningfoundation.org.
About Imagine Learning Foundation
Imagine Learning Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on fostering the well-being of learners and the people who support them at home and in their communities. Established in 2021, the Imagine Learning Foundation funds a variety of grants to mission-aligned national non-profit organizations that support initiatives to foster well-being of youth, families, and educators with an emphasis on accelerating student achievement. Imagine Learning Foundation is the philanthropic initiative of Imagine Learning, the largest provider of digital curriculum solutions in the U.S. Additional information is available at imaginelearningfoundation.org.