Reading, writing and math are foundational skills that a strong education is built upon. Unfortunately, children who were learning these critical skills on Zoom or in independent study during the pandemic have fallen behind.
½ Year Behind
¼ Year Behind
The average US public school student in grades 3-8 lost the equivalent of a half-year of learning in math and a quarter-year in reading, according to the Education Recovery Scorecard, a collaboration from researchers at the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University and Stanford University’s Educational Opportunity Project.
Advancing Education is a key Impact Pillar of Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, focused on unlocking the boundless potential within our community.
The most recent round of grant funding had a microfocus on North County communities and learning loss for 3rd - 8th grade students. Future grant cycles may have a different microfocus.
At Rancho Santa Fe Foundation we embrace participatory grantmaking which actively involves the community impacted in the decision-making process. This ensures that community needs and insights directly shape equitable funding choices.
Benefits of participatory grantmaking: