Oakland Education Strategy


The Rogers Family Foundation focuses its organizational activities on five main strategic areas. Three of these five areas are strategic initiatives, where our staff dedicates both financial resources and time to produce our desired outcomes. The other two areas take a more traditional approach to grantmaking, with the Rogers Family Foundation supporting organizations primarily through financial investments in order to achieve our desired outcomes.

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Our strategic initiatives include:

  • Literacy
  • Quality Autonomous Schools
  • Education Innovation (Blended Learning)

Our grant-making areas include:

  • Community Reform Voice
  • Education Leadership

The Rogers Family Foundation's work in the community manifests in the team's day-to-day work of building relationships, making connections, and participating in organizations and coalitions working for change and improvement in Oakland public schools. Learn about our community partners here.

We measure our success by monitoring the progress of each grant, strategic initiative, and grant-making area. We also track Oakland students' achievement and attainment by collecting and analyzing student proficiency rates on the California Standards Tests, Scholastic Reading Inventory scores, high school graduation and A-G completion rates, Academic Performance Index scores, and Early Assessment Program results.