Maximizing Impact Through Public-Private Partnerships

The work of Educate Texas would not be possible without working side by side with public and private entities, including:

  • School Districts, Colleges and Universities
  • Business and Workforce Organizations
  • Philanthropic Organizations
  • Community and Civic Organizations
  • State Agencies and Policy-Making Organizations

The concept of public-private partnership is the foundation of Educate Texas itself. It was the initial funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation coupled with public funding that established the Texas High School Project in 2004, which is now Educate Texas.

Educate Texas employs the three P's in leveraging the strengths of public and private partners to maximize our impact:

Partners - Involve the right parties and convene for action
Programs - Innovate and prove them in practice
Policies - Instill evidence-based practices and policies for enduring impact and scale

Public Partners

Texas Education Agency
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Texas Workforce Commission

Private Partners

The Boeing Company
The Boone Family Founation
W.W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation
Communities Foundation of Texas
CREEED
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
El Paso Community Foundation
Exxon Mobil
Ford Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Greater Houston Community Foundation
Greater Texas Foundation
Lyda Hill Foundation
Houston Endowment
IBM
JFF
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
The Kresge Foundation
Lumina Foundation
The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation
The Meadows Foundation
Orix Foundation
The Powell Foundation
Rainwater Charitable Foundation
Sid W. Richardson Foundation
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Still Water Foundation
Mike and Mary Terry Foundation
Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium Members
Texas Instruments Foundation
Trellis Foundation
The Walton Family Foundation
The George & Fay Young Foundation