Quill is grateful to these organizations for their partnership and support.

Philanthropic Supporters

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April 2014 – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supported Quill through the Literacy Courseware Challenge, a competition built to address the lack of high-quality literacy tools for K-12 schools. Quill received the seed funding needed to launch its initial product. 

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Feburary 2015 – LearnLaunch supported Quill as the first nonprofit accepted into its EdTech accelerator program. Quill worked with the LearnLaunch executive team to launch its paid service for schools and districts, Quill Premium. 

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May 2015 – Quill participated in AT&T’s first cohort of the Aspire Accelerator, a program that connected Quill with policymakers and leaders in the education space. AT&T’s support has enabled Quill to build a mobile application for low-income students, launching in Spring 2017. 

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July 2015Fast Forward supports early-stage technology nonprofits. Quill re-located to San Francisco for four months to work with mentors from Google, BlackRock, and other technology organizations.

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October 2015BlackRock supported Quill as a member of the 2015 Fast Forward cohort, with Quill receiving mentorship from BlackRock staff members. 

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October 2015Google.org supported Quill as a member of the 2015 Fast Forward cohort. Watch Quill’s demo day presentation to the Google community

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January 2016 – The Edwin Gould Foundation is supporting Quill through a multi-year grant to expand its suite of writing tools and scale its service. As a member of the EGF accelerator, Quill is provided with all its costs related to office and meeting space, as well as back-office support and an array of management consulting services. Read Quill’s press release announcing the partnership.

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June 2016 – The Lone Pine Foundation is supporting Quill to build its internal capacity and expand its impact in New York City.

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September 2016 – The Louis Calder Foundation is supporting Quill to expand its curriculum of social studies and science materials by focusing on Core Knowledge topics.

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November 2016 – The NewSchools Venture Fund is supporting Quill through the Ignite ELL challenge. Quill will use the grant funding to expand its curriculum for low-income English Language Learners, and it will participate in a research study with WestEd. Read Quill’s press release

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May 2017 – The Heckscher Foundation for Children is supporting Quill to conduct a major research study during the 2017-2018 school year. The independent evaluation is being conducted by a research team from the University of Nebraska.

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September 2017 – Voqal is supporting Quill through the Voqal Education Initiative in order to impact a million students during the 2017-2018 school year. Voqal Education is dedicated to educating and empowering the public to foster a stronger, healthier democracy.