ACCELERATING EDUCATION INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERY LEARNER

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VELA Foundation

VELA Education Fund is a national, nonprofit fund dedicated to accelerating education innovation and opportunity for every learner. The fund provides charitable grants driving early and accessible funding to everyday entrepreneurs – community members, families, and young people – developing authentic and responsive learning experiences outside of the traditional K-12 system. VELA Education Fund connects its grantees to a national network and provides them with a platform to elevate their work and learning.

We seek to expand education options.

We provide pioneering doers with charitable grants, access to a national network of innovators, and a platform to elevate their work

We strive to be bold, inclusive, and perceptive.

We recognize unique ideas, and we don’t shy away from the audacious ones that are reimagining what education can look like.

We are funders who love big ideas.

We support everyday entrepreneurs – community members, families, and even young people – developing out-of-system learning experiences.