The Walton Family Foundation gave out a lot of school reform money last year, and a good chunk of it -- roughly $3 million -- was spent on Chicago. Walton is somewhat different from Gates in that it is still very much focused on expanding the number of charter schools nationwide and also supports private school vouchers (just like JCB!). The Washington Post's Valerie Strauss has the story here. Scroll down to see the breakdown of Chicago grants (or click here). Worth noting at the national level is that Walton is spending nearly as much on policy and advocacy ($60 million) as it is on creating quality schools ($71 million) -- including Michelle Rhee's StudentsFirst organization -- and that there are a lot of different grantees out there who get Walton money.
|Charter Fund, Inc. (CSGF)||250,000|
|Erie Elementary Charter School||250,000|
|Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS)||1,088,785|
|Legal Prep Charter Academy||220,000|
|Stand for Children Leadership Center||374,608|
|UNO Charter School Network||750,000|