Place-based education is an emerging field, supported by people around the country in numerous ways. Click on the links below to learn more about the organizations and associations that are supporting teachers, funding projects, and linking schools with their communities. This list is by no means complete. If you have suggestions on other links we should include, go to the forum and let us know.
Research, Evaluation, and Articles
Place-based Education Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC)
The Place-based Education and Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC) is a partnership of several nonprofit organizations and projects from New England and beyond. By combining efforts, the collaborative is able to support program evaluation for each of the individual place-based education programs and better identify successful characteristics shared by them all. All evaluation reports and tools are available to the public at their website.
Foundations and Organizations that Financially Support Place-Based Education and Community Initiatives
Center for Ecoliteracy
A public foundation that awards grants to school communities and educational organizations engaged in food and water projects based in the geography of the school campus and surrounding landscapes. A rich resource with multiple examples of place-based education initiatives.
The Foundation Center's mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy. It is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools and information. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants.