Partners - k12

50 Eggs, Inc.

Partner 2013-2015


Led by award-winning documentary filmmaker Mary Mazzio, this film production company is dedicated to creating films with positive social impact.


Our partnership supports the production of the documentary film, Underwater Dreams, which seeks to inspire policy makers and thought leaders to bring more and better STEM education to all students.

Alliance for Education

Partner since 2011


Secures seed capital for innovations in education and fosters city-wide support for excellence in Seattle Public Schools to help all children fulfill their potential as learners.


Our partnership supported the creation and implementation of the Seattle Teacher Residency (STR), an Urban Teacher Residency Program hosted at the University of Washington in partnership with Seattle Public Schools and Seattle Education Association. STR prepares teachers for successful careers in Seattle’s highest need schools. Our current grant supports laying the groundwork for developing the Puget Sound STEM Teacher Residency Program (PSSTR) and expanding to additional school districts in the greater Seattle area.


American Museum of Natural History

Partner since 2013


Addresses the pressing need for innovative approaches to STEM education and preparedness by providing high-potential, low-resourced high school students with the tools they need to pursue and succeed in STEM majors and careers.


Our partnership supports the Museum's educational programming, including the Science Research Mentoring Program’s work to support high school students from groups traditionally underrepresented in science and those who lack opportunities to pursue their scientific interests.

Arizona State University’s Sustainability Science Education Project

Partner since 2016


Empowers K-8th grade educators to teach sustainability topics, problems, solutions, and divergent thinking in their classroom.


Our partnership supports the development of the Teaching Time Capsule, an online space that connects educators with one another and prepares them to animate sustainability science for their students by building the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to solve complex sustainability challenges. 

Aspen Institute - NewSchools Fellowship: Entrepreneurial Leaders for Public Education

Partner 2010-2011


Gives extraordinary leaders in public education the opportunity to work together to further develop their own capacities and think outside of traditional silos and sector boundaries in order to amplify their collective impact.


Our partnership supports participation of promising innovators and leaders serving public education. 


Partner 2015-2017


Ignites the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equips them for high school, college and career success through entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning.


Our partnership supports BUILD’s growth plan.

Center on Reinventing Public Education

Partner 2013-2014


Helps redesign governance, oversight and dynamic education delivery systems to make it possible for great educators and programs to do their best work with students.


Our partnership supports the Washington Innovation Forum, which brings together policy leaders, foundations, district leaders and local and national technology innovators to consider how school innovation can lead to personalized and productive uses of curriculum, human resources, assessments and instructional strategies.

Character Lab

Partner Since 2013


Connects the science of character strength development with teachers and their classrooms. The Character Lab co-designs and funds research on character development to inform the creation of practical tools for K-12 teachers and families.


Our partnership supports the design and dissemination of tools and resources to classrooms. 

College Summit

Partner 2014-2015


Works with schools to prepare low-income high school students to succeed in college and careers by leveraging Peer Leaders, College Summit curricula, and student data.  


Our partnership supports College Summit’s App-A-Thon program. The program provides opportunities for Peer Leaders to train teachers on the use of the College App Map, which they can then use in their classrooms to equip students with tools to make getting to and through college more transparent and accessible.

Common Sense Media

Partner since 2012


Provides trustworthy information, education and an independent voice to students, educators and families – giving them the tools to navigate and thoughtfully utilize media and technology.


Our initial partnership supported the production, distribution and implementation of Common Sense Media’s Digital Literacy and Citizenship Education Program.

Our current partnership supports the design and development of a Character Education Ratings Framework and Rubric for parents and educators.