EdSource Today: Walton Foundation increases donation to StudentsFirst


The Walton Family Foundation announced Tuesday that it is “significantly increasing its support” in the Sacramento-based national lobbying and policy organization StudentsFirst, with an $8 million investment.

The Walton Family Foundation has invested $3 million in StudentsFirst since Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of the Washington, D.C., public schools,  founded the organization in 2010. The $8 million investment will be made over two years and was given to the StudentsFirst Institute, a related nonprofit with a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status, meaning that contributions are tax-deductible.   StudentsFirst, a 501(c)(4) organization to which contributions are typically not tax deductible, is active in mobilizing members to lobby state legislators and other activities.

via Walton Foundation increases donation to StudentsFirst – by Jane Meredith Adams.

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