Digital Promise is an independent nonprofit that builds powerful networks and takes on grand challenges by working at the intersection of researchers, entrepreneurs, and educators. Our vision is that all people, at every stage of their lives, have equitable access to learning experiences that help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in an ever-changing world. Digital Promise was originally authorized by Congress in 2008 through the Higher Education Opportunity Act, signed into law by President George W. Bush, and formally launched by President Barack Obama in September 2011.
2019 Board of Directors
Dr. Linda Roberts, Chair
Former Founding Director of the Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education
Michael Trucano, Vice Chair
Senior Education and Technology Policy Specialist and Global Lead for Innovation in Education, World Bank
Executive Director & CEO, Kentucky Educational Television
Dr. Anthony Jackson
Vice President for Education at Asia Society
CEO & President, Arbola, Inc.
Shirley M. Malcom, Ph.D.
Head, Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs, American Association for the Advancement of Science
President, University of the District of Columbia
Former Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, The Boeing Company
Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas
We are grateful for these leading foundations and organizations and our corporate partners that have made a commitment to supporting our mission of improving the opportunity to learn:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
The Grable Foundation
The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
National Science Foundation
The Overdeck Family Foundation
U.S. Department of Education
Walton Family Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Code to the Future
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
World 101 from the Council on Foreign Relations
Digital Promise Financials
On October 31, 2019, Digital Promise and Digital Promise Global merged. Each organization underwent an audit and the results of their respective audits can be found here on our website.