Educational Institutions

GEORGE LUCAS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

  • San Rafael, CA
  • www.edutopia.org

Mission Statement

Vision:

Our vision is of a new world of learning based on the compelling truth that improving education is the key to the survival of the human race.

It's a world of creativity, inspiration and ambition informed by real-world evidence and experience. It's a world where students become lifelong learners and develop 21st-century skills. It's a world where innovation is the rule, not the exception. It's a world where schools provide rigorous project-based learning, social-emotional learning, and access to new technology. It's a world where students and parents, teachers and administrators, policy makers and the people they serve are all empowered with a shared vision to change education for the better.

We call this place Edutopia, and we provide not just the vision for this new world of learning but the real-world information and community connections to make it a reality.

Our Mission

​We are dedicated to transforming kindergarten through 12th-grade (K-12) education so all students can thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives. We are focused on practices and programs that help students acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, skills and beliefs to achieve their full potential.

What We Do

1. Edutopia is the leading voice illuminating and showcasing what works in education. We show people how they can adopt best practices and we tell stories of innovation and continuous learning in the real world.

2. At Lucas Education Research, we develop and evaluate methods that profoundly impact the course of learning and lifelong achievement. Lucas Education Research strives for quality, replicability, and scalability.

To understand more about why we are passionate about our work, read about Edutopia's Core Strategies and about what our founder and chairman, George Lucas, has to say about Edutopia's role in education.

Please note: The Foundation is a nonpartisan organization, and does not take positions on any legislation or ballot measures, nor does it endorse or oppose any candidates in elections to public office.

Main Programs

  1. Edutopia.org
  2. Lucas Education Research
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

What We Do

1. Edutopia is the leading voice illuminating and showcasing what works in education. We show people how they can adopt best practices and tell stories of innovation and continuous learning in the real world.

2. At Lucas Education Research, we develop and evaluate methods that profoundly impact the course of learning and lifelong achievement. Lucas Education Research strives for quality, replicability, and scalability.

ruling year

1993

Executive Director, Edutopia since 2007

Self-reported

Cindy Johanson

Executive Director, Lucas Education Research since 2013

Self-reported

Kristin De Vivo

Keywords

Self-reported

United States, America, k-12 education, public education, what works, george lucas, edutopia, project based learning, social emotional learning, technology integration

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2014, 2013 and 2012.
Register now

EIN

68-0065687

 Number

6469701941

Also Known As

Edutopia, GLEF, Lucas Education Research

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-PF.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Through our website, videos, and
online community, we present a continual flow of fresh ideas and
inspiring success stories. Edutopia provides resources and tools for how
to integrate creative uses of technology with effective teaching and
learning.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Edutopia.org

An in-depth and interactive resource, Edutopia.org offers practical,
hands-on advice, real-world examples, lively contributions from
practitioners, and invaluable tips and tools.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$0.00

Program 2

Lucas Education Research

Not available

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

What We Do

1. Edutopia is the leading voice illuminating and showcasing what works in education. We show people how they can adopt best practices and tell stories of innovation and continuous learning in the real world.

2. At Lucas Education Research, we develop and evaluate methods that profoundly impact the course of learning and lifelong achievement. Lucas Education Research strives for quality, replicability, and scalability.

Social Media

Blog

Funding Needs

In 2012, we need your support(http://cts.vresjust like any other non-profit, to continue to: · Research and promote the key attributes of successful learning environments · Foster a community of leaders with the power to transform · Improve online tools and resources for educators to connect and share with one another

photos


External Reviews

Source: greatnonprofits.org

The review section is powered by Great Nonprofits

Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

THE GEORGE LUCAS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2014, 2013 and 2012
  • Board Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Get all this now for free
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

GEORGE LUCAS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Leadership

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2014, 2013 and 2012
  • Board Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Executive Director, Edutopia

Cindy Johanson

Executive Director, Lucas Education Research

Kristin De Vivo

BIO

Cindy Johanson has more than 25 years experience leading the design and expansion of digital services with a primary focus on education. In her current role, Johanson oversees Edutopia, a premier Internet source of inspiration and information about what works in K-12 education. Prior to joining the George Lucas Educational Foundation, Johanson served as senior vice president of interactive and education for the Public Broadcasting Service. At PBS, she led the launch and growth of the award-winning pbs.org Web site and its suite of Internet sites, including pbskids.org, pbsparents.org, and pbsteacher-source.org. Johanson's passion for online learning started in 1989 with text-based interfaces and 300 baud modems when she managed teacher support and training for Learning Link, an online service for K-12 classrooms. Cindy can be reached on Twitter: @cinjo

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. George W Lucas Jr.

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices. Self-reported by organization


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?