The Public Education Foundation in Clark County was ranked No. 13 among K-12 education foundations in the United States in 2017 in an annual study conducted by the Caruthers Institute, a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank.
In addition to ranking 13th in the nation, The Public Education Foundation is just one of five K-12 education foundations that have ranked in the top 25 for four consecutive years in the study.
The Caruthers Institute remarks that its survey, “Stepping Up,” is the nation’s only annual study and ranking of K-12 education foundations. In releasing its 2017 report, the Caruthers Institute observed the large impact local foundations can make on public education, noting “top-performing K-12 education foundations are most often led by the top local business, community and education leaders.”
The study considers eight performance categories in establishing the rankings: annual revenues, revenues per student, total assets, assets per student, investment income, total program expenses, expenses per student, and human capital (volunteers).
The study included 191 K-12 education foundations from 219 school districts. The study can be read by visiting www.caruthers.institute.