Practice Funders and Partners

Funders and Growth Partners

As a public charity, CASEL depends upon the generosity of civic-minded donors who share our concern for all children and the future they will share. We are extremely grateful to the private philanthropists, government agencies and individual donors who make our work possible.

Our national growth partners, NoVo Foundation and the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, have helped us expand national support for social and emotional learning through the Collaborating Districts Initiative. Project-based funders, including the 1440, Buena Vista and Robert Wood Johnson foundations, have played pivotal roles in our efforts to advance SEL in research, practice and policy.

We also express our sincere appreciation to the hundreds of individual donors, including CASEL team members, district partners and others who simply share our vision — and have supported it with their financial resources.  We invite you to learn more about our current funders and consider joining them in supporting our mission.

1440 Foundation

1440 Foundation’s mission is to support programs and best practices that cultivate authentic relationship skills in education, wellness and the workplace. 

Buena Vista Foundation

Buena Vista Foundation supported groundbreaking 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. CASEL also engages Buena Vista Foundation is its work with Austin Unified School District as part of the Collaborating DistrictsInitiative.

Einhorn Family Charitable Trust

The Einhorn Family Charitable Trust’s mission is to help people get along better. By investing in evidence-based programs and in partnership with national organizations, it seeks to inspire a movement of empathetic citizens who, with mutual respect and understanding, ultimately build an increasingly civil society. 

Institute of Education Sciences

The mission of IES is to provide rigorous and relevant evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and share this information broadly. By identifying what works, what doesn’t, and why, it aims to improve educational outcomes for all students, particularly those at risk of failure. It is the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, and by law its activities must be free of partisan political influence. 

NoVo Foundation

NoVo Foundation is dedicated to catalyzing a transformation in global society, moving from a culture of domination to one of equality and partnership. It supports the development of capacities in people—individually and collectively — to help create a caring and balanced world. It envisions a world that operates on the principles of mutual respect, collaboration, and civic participation, thereby reversing the old paradigm predicated on hierarchy, violence, and the subordination of girls and women. 

Noyce Foundation

The Noyce Foundation aims to help young people become curious, thoughtful and engaged learners. The Noyce Foundation focuses on a few key areas: improving the teaching of math and science in schools; developing leadership to support student achievement, education policy and research; and finally, on expanding opportunities for students to experience hands-on science in out-of-school settings.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public’s health. Its efforts focus on improving both the health of everyone in America and their health care — how it’s delivered, how it’s paid for, and how well it does for patients and their families. 

Spencer Foundation

The Spencer Foundation investigates ways in which education, broadly conceived, can be improved around the world. It has been dedicated to the belief that research is necessary to the improvement in education. The Foundation is thus committed to supporting high-quality investigation of education through its research programs and to strengthening and renewing the educational research community through its fellowship and training programs and related activities.