Equitable Education

Ensuring meaningful public education for all

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

Goals + Outcomes

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  1. Improve student achievement and college and career readiness

Intended Outcomes

  • Increase community participation in education systems and improve alignment between communities and education institutions
  • Create systems- and policy-level change to advance equitable education
  • Increase the number of stable organizations
  • Expand the role of community-based organizations in system leadership and decision-making
  • Increase education workforce diversity

Intended Outcomes

  • Increase the number of priority students entering kindergarten ready to learn and achieve
  • Increase the number of priority students in third grade reading at benchmark
  • Increase priority student attendance
  • Increase the number of priority students on track in ninth grade
  • Increase the high school graduation rate for priority students
  • Increase priority student postsecondary enrollment and/or readiness to enter the workforce
  • Increase STE(A)M, CTE and trade career opportunities for priority student populations

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

Applicant Resources