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Our Investment Philosophy
Community investments made through Helios’ Innovative area provide the Foundation the flexibility to support initiatives that address key education reform issues. Like the Foundation’s other focus areas (Early Grade Success, College and Career Readiness and Postsecondary Completion), innovative investments support the Foundation’s broader strategic effort to build and reform effective and coordinated education systems in both states that prepare all students for success in college and career.

Ilkhom, Talent Development Network, Florida


Arizona Mayor’s Roundtable — WestEd

The Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable is focused on Statewide Support of High School and Postsecondary Success and incorporates long-term sustainability strategies.


Stand for Children — Stand for Children Arizona

This project will help Stand for Children Arizona develop a sustainable community business plan, focused on driving educational change. The plan will identify specific and actionable short, medium and long term goals that focus Stand’s current partnerships, policy expertise, communication, sustainability, family engagement and leadership development to have greater impact.