Trust for Learning
Trust for Learning (the Trust), a project of New Venture Fund, is a funder collaborative that works with a variety of grantmakers to ensure that each child has access to high-quality early education that meets them where they are, prepares them for success in school, and takes them to where they want to be in life. To achieve this goal, the Trust works to increase the supply of developmental early childhood programs while also helping practitioners to increase public demand through effective advocacy and communications.
The Trust invests in convening early learning providers, education leaders, and grantmakers to share ideas on how to scale and collectively advocate for the value of Ideal Learning. It supports the development of research and tools to improve practice, and funds place-based projects to expand access to quality programs.
As a grantmaking collaborative, our funding model enables us to leverage resources and share ideas, rather than working in silos toward the same end. Our approach empowers funders to contribute resources in whatever way makes sense to them. Some fund alongside the Trust, while others pool their contributions and ask us to manage the funds on their behalf.
Our partners each sit on our board of advisors, contributing both financial and intellectual capital. The exchange of ideas and the refinement of strategies are integral to our work and impact.