Equitable Education

Eliminating predictable gaps in public education by ensuring increased opportunity for priority students

Meyer’s priorities around education

In a flourishing and equitable Oregon, each of our nearly 600,000 students have the opportunity to succeed in school. They enter ready to learn, develop a love of learning in a relevant, engaging and supportive environment and graduate with a plan for postsecondary and career success.

Through the Equitable Education portfolio, Meyer contributes to this vision by investing in strategies designed to eliminate the predictable gaps in the public K-12 system. We seek to balance our investments between the urgent needs of students today (direct service) and the system that must prepare itself to meet the needs of students tomorrow (policy- and systems-level change). Learn more about our vision for equitable education

Equitable Education portfolio Information Session

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Goals + Outcomes

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  1. Improve priority student achievement and college and career readiness

Intended Outcomes

Policy- and systems-level change: Through changes in public policy, systems and institutional practices, eliminate disparities for priority students at key education benchmarks

Organizational capacity: Increase impact and long-term sustainability by strengthening the effectiveness of organizations advancing community-driven solutions

Collaborative capacity: Increase coordination and alignment between education institutions and community-based organizations to eliminate persistent barriers for priority students 

Community influence: Increase community participation in civic, education and policy systems

Educator diversity: Grow strategies to increase and retain educator workforce diversity

Intended Outcomes

Student Achievement: Improve priority student achievement at key education benchmarks: 

  • Kindergarten readiness 
  • Third grade reading
  • Ninth grade on-track
  • High school graduation and college/career readiness
  • K-12 attendance

Types of Grants

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For an organization’s overall strategic goals


Support to strengthen an organization’s ability and infrastructure to advance its mission


For specific and discrete projects that are of high priority to an organization and its community or constituents

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