Ballmer Group Pledges $60 Million to StriveTogether

October 10, 2017

StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to improve the lives of children and youth from kindergarten through college and beyond, has announced a pledge of up to $60 million over six years from the Ballmer Group in support of the organization’s efforts to reduce racial and socioeconomic disparities nationwide.

The commitment from former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his wife, Connie, is focused on StriveTogether’s Cradle to Career Network, which works to improve partnerships among school systems, education service organizations, and other groups that provide services to families in need. The funds will be used, among other things, to launch a community challenge fund designed to accelerate the network’s efforts and strengthen the organization’s efforts to disseminate learnings to other organizations in the youth development field.

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