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Great Schools


GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their children. We provide school information and parenting resources to help millions of American families choose the right school, support learning at home, and guide their children to great futures.

Founded: 1998 by Bill Jackson

  • Program Area

  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    Oakland, California, United States
  • Product Platforms

  • Budget

    $500,000 to $1,000,000

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Oakland, CA, GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents to improve educational opportunities for their child. GreatSchools’ trusted ratings and school quality information help parents find the right school for their family and take action to improve schools in their communities. We offer thousands of articles, tips and interactive tools that help parents support their child’s learning and well-being every day. Families, community leaders and policy-makers turn to GreatSchools for the school information they need to guide children to great futures.

Funders and Awards

Walton Family Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation