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Empowering change in schools
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This collaborative initiative transforms research into collective action to make our schools better for each and every child.

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Reimagine Education was launched in 2019 to bring our community together with the vision of creating a K-12 system that works for everyone. Our approach is driven by data as well as insights from Minnesotans with the most at stake in our schools—educators, school leaders, families, and the students who will shape our state’s future.


We invest in community-led efforts to address systemic inequities, empower youth, and provide resources to educators dedicated to creating more inclusive schools.


We commission reports and partner with researchers who collaborate with schools, gather data, and share it with education leaders and policymakers.


We voice our support for public policies and investments that make our education system more equitable and deliver needed resources to schools.


We sponsor conferences and host convenings where students can raise their voices; educators can connect and share resources; and our fundholders can plug in to key issues affecting schools.


We participate in cross-sector leadership tables and team up with school leaders, funders, businesses, and other community leaders to drive change.


We invest with other foundations and connect our fundholders with opportunities to strengthen schools.

The Latest


2024 Reimagine Education Grants

We're seeking proposals from nonprofits, schools, and school districts seeking grants for work that advances equity and supports youth voice in local K-12 schools.

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Investing in Leadership and Literacy

Our approach to our education work is multi-pronged, mixing research, grants, advocacy, and partnerships. In listening to our partners, we have identified two themes that organize much of our work today: Leadership and literacy.

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A Powerful Approach to Reading

Through partnership with Minneapolis Foundation staff, two of our fundholders, Liz and Van Hawn, used their Donor Advised Fund to help Groves Literacy Partnerships launch an exciting new pilot project to help struggling students get on track with reading.

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