Social Benefit through Partnerships
As a social benefit organization, philanthropy plays a central role in carrying out our mission to ensure that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems. We partner with corporations, foundations and individuals who are investing in our nationwide and regional initiatives through grants, in-kind donations and employee volunteers.
Nationally Recognized Impact
In 2013, MIND Research Institute’s ST Math program was recognized by the Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of CEOs from Fortune 500 companies, as one of five K-12 programs deemed to have “strong potential for helping prepare more U.S. K-12 students for college and the workforce.” ST Math was the only chosen program focusing solely on mathematics.
The recognition came at the end of a rigorous six-month process involving nearly 100 applicants. BRT assessed each program’s scalability and results using in part the Design Principles for Effective Philanthropy created by Change the Equation, a coalition of U.S. CEOs committed to improving education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
A complementary but separate initiative conducted by Change the Equation identified ST Math as one of four programs that met their standard of high-quality, immediately scalable programs. ST Math is the only program on both the Business Roundtable’s and Change the Equation’s short list of recognized programs.
Current members of the Business Roundtable partnering with MIND Research Institute include:
Funding the Learning Revolution
Today, MIND Research is at the forefront of a learning revolution in which digital technology’s full potential to transform education will be realized. People all over the world learn by doing, by solving puzzles, interacting with virtual manipulatives, playing hands-on games to explore concepts, and developing deeper understanding by tackling challenging problems.
Leading this learning revolution requires the support and leadership of our philanthropic partners. Our partnerships focus around three central initiatives: Expand, Explore and Excel.
The Expand Initiative accelerates and broadens the reach of the ST Math program into schools serving disadvantaged students. Our goal is to double the number of students served to 1.2 million by 2017.
National School Scholarship Alliance:
Through the Alliance, MIND Research matches philanthropic partners with school districts in need of funds or partial funds to adopt ST Math.
Partner Profile: Find out how we are partnering with Hyundai Motor America to expand ST Math nationwide.
The Explore Initiative focuses on research and development projects, including designing new curriculum and game-changing classroom technology and groundbreaking research. Explore investments also support our MathMINDs movement, which includes Family Math Night, National Math Fairs, Summer Camp and more.
ST Math: Financial Literacy:
This curriculum will be the first to apply a proven, visual educational approach to a financial literacy curriculum, and also the first to simultaneously teach the math skills required to actually achieve financial literacy.
Partner Profile: A recent $3.2M investment by PricewaterhouseCoopers is supporting a two-year project to develop a Financial Literacy curriculum.
The MathMINDs Initiative brings math to life through family-friendly events, applied learning opportunities, student-centered activities and community engagement events.
Partner Profile: Dozens of partners, including CME Foundation, supported our Chicago Math Fair: At the Square Root of Fun, in September 2015.
The Excel Initiative provides teachers with the professional development and training needed to teach math conceptually, inspire deeper learning and prepare the next generation of innovative thinkers.
We believe teachers are at the core of implementation of ST Math and essential to the learning process, which is why we develop and deploy robust professional development to develop deep math content knowledge and transform teaching.
For more information about our philanthropic partnerships, contact Janine Ingram, Vice President of Philanthropic Partnerships, at
949-345-8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.