The California Education Policy Fund
A Sponsored Project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

The California Education Policy Fund (CEPF) is intended to support a broad, balanced ecosystem of nonprofit organizations working on education policy in California. 

CEPF was established in 2011 with a leadership gift from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. With annual grantmaking levels of approximately $3.0 million, CEPF continues to build on the Hewlett Foundation’s long-term leadership and deep commitment to education in California by supporting nonprofit organizations with strong track records and well-developed plans to reform state policy in ways that will boost student achievement and college success, especially for disadvantaged students.

Currently, CEPF is focused on supporting organizations working to advance policy and practice reform to promote Deeper Learning in the K-12 system and/or alignment between the K-12 system and higher education.  Deeper Learning is the set of higher-order skills that K-12 students will need to succeed in college and career.  These higher-order skills include: critical thinking and complex problem solving; communication; collaboration; self-directed learning; and academic mindsets—all applied to the mastery of rigorous academic content.

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Ten grantees have been selected for CEPF's 2013 Cohort. Read the press release announcement for more information.