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KIPP Foundation

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Last modified: December 18, 2014, 2:09 AM


The KIPP Foundation

In 2000, Doris and Don Fisher created the KIPP Foundation to grow the KIPP network by training outstanding school leaders to open and operate KIPP schools. Since 1994, KIPP has grown from two teachers in a single classroom to 1,500 teachers serving more than 41,000 kids in 125 schools across the country. The KIPP Foundation, through its KIPP School Leadership Program, has recruited and trained more than 80 KIPP school leaders to open new KIPP schools or succeed founding school leaders.

Beyond recruiting and training new school leaders, the KIPP Foundation is responsible for supporting excellence and sustainability across the network and leading network-wide innovation efforts to leverage our growing scale. The KIPP Foundation provides a variety of supports and services to KIPP schools and regions in areas such as legal support, real estate, technology, finance, corporate governance, operations, communications, marketing, and development.

The KIPP Foundation does not manage KIPP schools. Each KIPP school is run by a KIPP-trained school leader and governed by a local board of directors, and charters are held by a local 501(c)3.

Our Mission: To create a respected, influential, and national network of public schools that are successful in helping students from educationally underserved communities develop the knowledge, skills, character and habits needed to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond.

Our Vision: Our vision is that, one day, all public schools will help children develop the knowledge, skills, character, and habits necessary to achieve their dreams while making the world a better place.

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Date Founded: 2000

Government ID number: 94-3362724

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Phone: 866-345-KIPP

135 Main Street, Suite 1700, San Francisco, CA, 94105, US


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