Mind Trust Attracts Millions in Grants

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Since its founding in 2006, the organization says it has raised more than $80 million. Since its founding in 2006, the organization says it has raised more than $80 million.

Indianapolis-based The Mind Trust has been awarded more than $3.7 million in grants from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and the Glick Fund. The organization says the funding will support its mission to launch and grow high-quality schools and recruit and develop top educational talent.

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation has awarded The Mind Trust a $3.5 million grant. That funding will also be used to help expand the organization's school supports strategy to provide school and city-wide development programming for teachers, school leaders and network executives. The Glick Fund, which is part of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, awarded a $250,000 grant.

The Mind Trust, which was founded in 2006, provides resources including professional development programming to help schools and teachers implement Indiana's academic standards. It also works with school operators on strategic planning support and provides executive leadership development. Since its founding, the organization says it has raised more than $80 million, mostly from local foundations and donors.

In 2016, The Mind Trust launched the $32 million Grow Great Schools capital campaign, designed to increase the number of Indiana Public Schools students receiving a high-quality education.

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