In February 2017, the William T. Grant Foundation convened a group of education leaders to explore an important issue: how to expand and diversify stakeholder participation in the production and use of research evidence in education policy and practice. Inspired by a chapter, Democratizing Evidence in Education, co-written by Vivian Tseng, Steve Fleischman, and Esther Quintero, the meeting generated a number of important observations:

From the meeting, volunteer-led working groups were formed to develop the vision, guiding principles, and strategies contained on this website. In addition, the Funders Learning Group for Using Evidence for Change provided support to build this site and to curate funder resources for it.  

In keeping with the evolving way in which these ideas have been developed, stakeholders are invited to become a signatory  and share their own ideas with one another about democratizing evidence in education. 

The volunteers include:

The funder-oriented "Resources" section was pulled together with generous support from Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Foundation for Child Development, William T. Grant Foundation, Nellie Mae Education Foundation,  Overdeck Family Foundation, and Spencer Foundation.