CRSS is grateful to the many funding partners whose support has allowed us to build on our dream of professional training for thousands of school district leaders.  These committed board members and superintendents in turn, serve millions of our nation’s public school children.  Thank you for your commitment to CRSS and improving education in America.  We simply could not do this work without you!


Robert and Ruby Priddy Charitable Trust

Robert and Ruby Priddy of Wichita Falls, Texas, established the Robert & Ruby Priddy Charitable Trust in 2001 as a vehicle to promote positive change in their lifetimes.  Over the last several yeas, trustees of the Priddy Charitable trust have chosen to focus their efforts in Liberal Arts Education, Pre-K-12 Public Education, Community Healthcare, and Public Libraries.  The Priddy Charitable Trust is a limited-life trust that will expire in 2021.  By spending both its income and capital to achieve its objectives and by considering grants by invitation only, the Trust is able to make significant grant awards that enable people to change their lives in a positive way.

The Meadows Foundation

Established in 1948 by Algur H. and Virginia Meadows, the Dallas-based Meadows Foundation exists to assist people and institutions of Texas in improving the quality and circumstances of life for themselves and future generations.

Houston Endowment

Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Jesse H. Jones, Houston Endowment, Inc. is a private philanthropic foundation that has improved life for the people of the greater Houston area for over 66 years through its contributions to charitable organizations and educational institutions.

Sid W. Richardson Foundation

Dedicated to supporting organizations that serve the people of Texas, the Sid W. Richardson Foundation
provides grants to nonprofit organizations in our state to help them fulfill their missions, primarily in the areas of education, healthcare, human services, and the arts.

RGK Foundation

Established in 1966 by Ronya and George Kozmetsky and based in Austin, Texas, the RGK Foundation endeavors to be a catalyst for progressive change in humanitarian concerns.

Amon G. Carter Foundation

Established in 1945 and based in Fort Worth, Texas, the Amon G. Carter Foundation has a long history of philanthropic giving.

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

Based in Los Angeles, California, and named for renowned business leader Eli Broad, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation is a national venture philanthropy established by entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad to advance entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science, and the arts. The Broad Foundation’s education work is focused on dramatically improving urban K-12 public education through better governance, management, labor relations, and competition.





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