Walton Family Foundation Awards $50 Million to Teach for America

Walton Family Foundation Awards $50 Million to Teach for America

The Walton Family Foundation has announced a three-year, $50 million grant to Teach For America to bolster teacher development in communities across the country.

In recognition of TFA's twenty-fifth anniversary, the grant will support public outreach and partnership-building efforts, as well as the training and professional development of approximately four thousand new teachers in many of TFA's fifty-two regions, including Atlanta; Arkansas and the Mississippi Delta; the Bay Area; Camden, New Jersey; Colorado; Houston; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Massachusetts; Memphis; New Orleans; San Antonio; and Washington, D.C.

"The Walton Family Foundation has been supporting TFA for more than twenty years. During that time, TFA has helped to recruit and train more than fifty thousand teachers while attracting some of our nation’s most innovative school leaders and policy thinkers," said Marc Sternberg, director of K-12 giving at the Walton Family Foundation. "We are confident that TFA will continue to attract the kind of talent America’s classrooms need to prepare our country’s students for a lifetime of opportunity."

"Walton Family Foundation to Invest $50 Million in Teach For America." Walton Family Foundation Press Release 11/04/2015.