2021 Annual Conference Sponsorship

Grantmakers for Education Annual Conference. Celebrating 25 Years: A Vision for the Future of Learning and Justice

Sponsorship Packet

Celebrating 25 Years: A Vision for the Future of Learning and Justice

Grantmakers for Education Annual Conference

Weeks of October 11 and 18, 2021

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About the Conference

Our signature program

Every year, we bring together a dynamic mix of education grantmakers, practitioners, youth and experts to share knowledge, insights and strategies. Focused on improving outcomes for all learners, the conference is designed to challenge education philanthropists as they adapt to a rapidly evolving field that is ever more interconnected.

Our compelling program pushes boundaries, challenges assumptions and capitalizes on the diversity of perspectives from across the field. Attendees return year after year and consistently give our program, and the networking opportunity it provides, high marks

What we offer conference participants:
  • An informal and balanced environment that allows freedom to explore challenging topics.
  • A focus on today’s relevant and pressing issues in education and philanthropy.
  • Expert researchers and practitioners sharing tools and knowledge to shape the future.
  • Engaging breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, and receptions developed by GFE members.
  • Dynamic plenaries with thought leaders from education, philanthropy and beyond.
  • Meaningful networking with more than 600 peers from philanthropic organizations of all sizes, funding interests, and geographic focuses.

About Grantmakers for Education

The largest and most diverse consortium of education philanthropists in the nation

Founded in 1995 on the premise that collective insights, shared resources and constructive collaboration enable grantmakers to make more intentional and impactful investments in public education and beyond, Grantmakers for Education set out to demonstrate the power of networks in affecting greater change.

Our motto, Together, what’s next, positions us to build upon our strong history and move with our members toward the future, exploring new ideas and more strategic ways of working together.

Become a Conference Sponsor

A unique opportunity to invest in strengthening philanthropy to improve outcomes and opportunities for all learners

Once a year, Grantmakers for Education members and others in education philanthropy from around the country—from foundations big and small, with grantmaking budgets that range from tens of thousands to multi-millions of dollars—gather at our annual conference because they believe that we can strengthen our impact on education when we all work together and learn from each other’s successes and challenges.

An investment in this year’s annual conference is an investment in our three-day national gathering and year-round programming specifically designed to deepen our conversations and further our actions around topics that will have a profound impact on the future of education. The conference provides an important opportunity for education grantmakers to work together toward the day when all learners succeed in their education and career choices, resulting in a positive impact on their community and the nation.

Join us in helping to bring this forward-thinking program to the leaders and movers in education philanthropy. See the following sponsorship levels and benefits and become a conference sponsor.







For more information about conference sponsorship, please contact Kyle Malone at kmalone@edfunders.org or