Accelerating Education Innovation and Opportunity for Every Learner

VELA Education Fund supports everyday entrepreneurs who are boldly reimagining education.

SUPPORTING EVERYDAY ENTREPRENEURS

Investing in people building custom solutions to meet their children’s needs.

ACCELERATING ADOPTION

Increasing the reach of models that redefine how, when, and where learning takes place.

ENSURING ACCESS
FOR ALL

Making it easier for all families to access options that best reflect their values.

Summer 2021 Bridge Grants

VELA’s Summer 2021 Bridge Grant opportunity is for organizations building nontraditional learning models to meet learners’ and families’ needs.

Whereas VELA’s microgrants support early-stage groups in their exploration of new ideas, our Bridge Grants are larger grants intended for more established organizations that are looking to bridge to wider adoption, whether it’s to another audience, another region, or through a new pilot. As always, VELA is looking for nontraditional education programs that represent bottom-up, not top-down, innovation.

Interested applicants should complete a pre-application by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, July 23. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application in early August.

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