Education experts working in the San Francisco Bay Area were asked to recommend up to four nonprofits and up to two promising start-up organizations making a significant impact in Bay Area education. Experts were asked to consider nonprofits serving pre-k – high school student working in a variety of capacities in the sector. These include after-school programming, child development, college preparation, curriculum development, data collection, literacy, low-performing schools, parental involvement, school readiness, school reform, standards, summer programming, the achievement gap and more. Organizations recommended could approach the issue through direct service, advocacy, research, and school instruction.
Philanthropedia surveyed 99 education experts in the San Francisco Bay Area (with an average of 19 years of work experience in the field) to identify those organizations that were making the biggest impact. These experts (funders, researchers, nonprofit senior staff, government officials, etc.) identified 17 education nonprofits (out of 162 total reviewed nonprofits) working in the Bay Area.