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Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century

Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences convened a bipartisan Commission on Democratic Citizenship that developed recommendations to strengthen the nation’s institutions and civic culture.

Foundation, Education

Pandemic Disruption and Response in the Education Field (video)

Pandemic Disruption and Response in the Education Field (video)

Arron Jiron updates the Foundation Board of Directors on the early effects of COVID-19 as well as mitigation efforts by our grantees and partners.

Foundation, Features, President's Updates

President’s Update: Spring 2020

President’s Update: Spring 2020

Lauren B. Dachs writes about the Foundation’s response to COVID-19 in context of its concluding year.

Foundation, President's Updates

President’s Update: Fall 2019

President’s Update: Fall 2019

Lauren B. Dachs reflects on the Foundation’s commitment to learning and sharing knowledge as it nears conclusion.

Foundation, President's Updates

President’s Update: Spring 2019

President’s Update: Spring 2019

Lauren B. Dachs reflects on 2018, a year marked by external change and continued progress as the Foundation nears conclusion in 2020.

Foundation, President's Updates

President’s Update: Spring 2018

President’s Update: Spring 2018

Lauren B. Dachs reflects on the Foundation’s progress and highlights amidst a changing context in 2017.

Water, Environment, President's Updates

Water Solutions Network: A New Approach to Learning and Collaboration

Water Solutions Network: A New Approach to Learning and Collaboration

Foundation president Lauren B. Dachs writes about cross-sector collaboration of leaders focused on the future of water management in our state.

Foundation, President's Updates

President’s Update: Winter 2017

President’s Update: Winter 2017

Lauren B. Dachs writes about preparations for the Foundation’s sunset in 2020.

Foundation, President's Updates

President’s Update: Fall 2016

President’s Update: Fall 2016

Lauren B. Dachs reflects on the first eight years of the Foundation’s spend down, and introduces a timeline chronicling decisions and milestones in the process.

Foundation, President's Updates

President’s Update, Summer 2016

President’s Update, Summer 2016

Lauren B. Dachs and colleagues describe the Foundation’s core lines of work which provide focus for the remaining years of the spend down, through 2020.