Carnegie Corporation of New York
The George Gund Foundation
High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Global Education Consultant
Principal Senior Researcher
CLIA Youth Voices for Community Action
Senior Director of Learning, Equity, and Communications
Coalition of Oregon School Administrators (COSA)
YouthTruth generates revenue from fee-for-service contracts and support from philanthropic organizations.
Philanthropic support allows us to scale our operations and impact while keeping pricing affordable for school clients, develop new products and services, and build organizational infrastructure. In addition, funders sponsor school districts and charter networks to participate in YouthTruth.
We sincerely appreciate the generous financial support provided by the following funders:
|Carnegie Corporation of New York||The Fund for Shared Insight|
|The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation||Walton Family Foundation|
|The David and Lucile Packard Foundation||William and Flora Hewlett Foundation|
We sincerely appreciate the participation of the following funders in two regional Student Voice Initiatives in the Bay Area and Ohio, through which participating foundations and their partner districts explore the value of student perception data for school systems and philanthropy alike.
|Career Technical Education Foundation Sonoma County||Monterey Peninsula Foundation|
|Community Foundation Sonoma County||The Nord Family Foundation|
|HealthPath Foundation of Ohio||Richmond Community Foundation|
|Marin Community Foundation||William and Flora Hewlett Foundation|
|Martha Holding Jennings Foundation|
The key characters in this origin story are Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, Fay Twersky, director of the Effective Philanthropy Group at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and former director of Impact Planning and Improvement at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Valerie Threlfall, former vice president at the Center for Effective Philanthropy and founding director of YouthTruth from 2008 to 2012.
YouthTruth is based on the simple but powerful premise that when you get timely feedback from those you’re trying to serve, and really listen to that feedback to make changes, you get better.