About The Wallace Foundation

The Wallace Foundation seeks to foster equity and improvements in learning and enrichment for young people, and in the arts for everyone. The foundation has an unusual approach: In each of its focus areas – Arts, Education Leadership, and Learning and Enrichment – it seeks to identify, and help answer, one or more significant questions whose answers are not known but which, if known, could help propel progress more broadly. As responsible stewards of its resources, Wallace seeks to ensure that the Foundation’s initiatives contribute to Wallace’s dual goals: (a) benefits for Wallace’s grantees and those they serve in the form of increased capacity, and (b) benefits for the broader field through credible, relevant knowledge.

The Foundation’s approach to strategy and investment begins with efforts to understand the context of the fields in which they work to identify an important unanswered question to address. They then simultaneously fund programmatic work in the field and invest in research that studies the process and results of the funded field efforts to answer the question in order to generate improvements and insights that can benefit both the people served by the grant recipients and the field as a whole. The public reports and other research products resulting from this work are the basis for the Foundation’s strategy of catalyzing broad impact by serving as a knowledge hub for credible, useful lessons to be disseminated to key audiences of practitioners, policymakers, and influencers.

More information about The Wallace Foundation may be found at: https://www.wallacefoundation.org/.

  • Research Officer for Education Leadership

    The Wallace Foundation
    • Full Time
    • Posted 8 months ago