The Broad Foundation Fact Sheet


To dramatically improve K-12 urban public education through better governance, management, labor relations and competition.


Headquarters: Los Angeles   Assets: $2.1 billion (includes The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and The Broad Art Foundation)
Founder: Eli Broad  
Managing Director: Dan Katzir  
Number of Staff: 16  


General areas of investment:
  • Effective leadership
  • Efficient organizations
  • Quality teachers
  • Public charter schools and competition
  • Best practices
  Geographic scope of investment:
Domestic investments at local, state and national levels that impact urban education

1999 is the year The Broad Foundation's education investments began
$409 million in commitments since 1999
$75.5 million in commitments in 2008
Largest grant: $30.7 million to School Information Partnership
Districts with largest foundation investments: New York City; Chicago; Oakland, Calif.


Number of Broad Academy-trained superintendents currently working in school systems: 39

Number of Broad Residents placed since 2003: 174
  Number of Broad Prize scholarship recipients since 2002: 828

Board of Governors

Eli and Edythe Broad

Jeffrey Broad

David Baltimore
President Emeritus and Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology

Henry G. Cisneros
Executive Chairman, City View America
Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Robert A. Day
Chairman, The TCW Group, Inc.

Paul N. Frimmer
Irell & Manella LLP

Jana W. Greer
President, AIG SunAmerica Retirement Markets, Inc.

Krent Kresa
Chairman Emeritus, Northrop Grumman

Barry Munitz
Trustee Professor, California State University, Los Angeles
Former President, The J. Paul Getty Trust
Former Chancellor, The California State Univeristy

Roderick R. Paige
Chairman, Chartwell Education Group LLC
Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Richard J. Riordan
Former Secretary of Education, State of California
Former Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Morton O. Schapiro
President, Northwestern University

Andrew Stern
International President, Service Employees International Union

Jay S. Wintrob
President and CEO, AIG Domestic Life and Retirement Services

Governor Emeritus

Lawrence H. Summers
Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
Director, National Economic Council
Former President, Harvard University
Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury