A large portion of the IDP Foundation, Inc. resources go towards supporting our keystone initiative, the IDP Rising Schools Program, through grants as well as program related investments. IDPF also grants to innovators who develop ideas that lead to progress in other areas including medical research, global education advocacy work, and organizations making an impact in the Chicago community and beyond.

Here are some of our grantees and the important work they are doing.

Recipient Highlights

Sinapi Aba Savings and Loans

In 2009, IDPF partnered with Sinapi Aba to develop the IDP Rising Schools Program.

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Sesame Workshop

IDPF partnered with Sesame Workshop in 2011 to create the Techniques for Effective Teaching (TFET) Program to encourage teachers in the IDP Rising Schools Program to utilize child-centered teaching techniques.

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CapitalPlus Exchange (CapPlus)

CapPlus is working to demonstrate the commercial viability and scalability of lending to low-fee private primary schools and helping IDPF explore and identify financial institutions in Ghana that can replicate the IDP Rising...

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Global Schools Forum

As a member of the GSF steering committee and as an affiliate member through the IDPRSP, IDPF actively collaborates with GSF to deliver quality education to children from economically disadvantaged families.

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The Education Partnerships Group (EPG)

IDPF provided a grant to Ark's EPG to support the design and implementation for a PPP in Ghana that will include contracting non-profit providers to run a small group of government schools.

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In 2017, IDP Foundation, Inc. became one of the founding partners of Harambe, committed to developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa and creating economic vitality and job creation across the region.

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