Every Oregon student deserves an equitable chance at success. That's why we want schools and education organizations across our state to have the resources they need to teach, support, and inspire students.
Miller Foundation education-focused grants go to organizations working to create a more holistic and equitable K-12 education system that provides a supportive learning environment and high-quality education to all students, including those furthest from opportunity. Together, we can help Oregon students, families, teachers, and schools achieve success.
We fund community-based organizations supporting K-12 teachers, youth, and families. These include efforts to support teacher effectiveness and student success in core subjects, and to improve school culture and leadership. We prioritize funding for organizations with strong school partnerships and demonstrated outcomes that specifically serve students furthest from opportunity.
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We occasionally fund K-12 schools that serve historically underserved communities; these include public, charter, and tuition-free private schools with demonstrated student outcomes.
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We support K-12 Arts Education activities through our Arts grant programs.
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We fund organizations focused on education policy, advocacy, and systems change, including those focused on improving equity in Oregon’s education system.
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We fund early childhood practice, policy and advocacy work only through invitation or in collaboration with other funders. We do not accept grant requests to support early childhood or pre-K classrooms.
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You believe arts and education matter. So do we!
That's why our grant programs make it easy to connect arts and education organizations in Oregon with funding for their communities.
Our grant programs are fast and flexible.
Our typical turnaround time from inquiry to grant decision is about 4 months. For smaller organizations, your path to a a grant may be as short as 30 days!
Everyone benefits when funders work together.
We connect with other funders to support joint community efforts related to Arts and Education. We fund these activities through Initiatives.