Buena Vista Foundation
Buena Vista Foundation invests in a variety of organizations in and around Austin, Texas, caring deeply about the quality of education for Austin public school students. The Foundation was first connected to CASEL at the 2007 CASEL Forum and has been a strong friend and advocate ever since.
In 2010, Buena Vista Foundation supported ground-breaking research designed to promote sound state standards for SEL across the country. With their generous support, CASEL reviewed educational standards related to SEL in all 50 states and the six territories. The state scan focused on whether and how states address SEL in their learning standards. This is an important step toward achieving the goal that every child receives high quality education in social and emotional learning. CASEL also engages Buena Vista Foundation is its work with Austin Unified School District as part of the Collaborating District Initiative.