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We empower, invest in, and support educational leaders who take risks and put children first.

LET LEARNING GROW.

EMPOWER

We empower educational leaders in the Gem State by providing one- or two-year fellowships to those who take risks and put children first.

Learn About Our Fellowships

INVEST

In partnership with the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation, Bluum serves as a funding intermediary and local champion for supporting entrepreneurial education ventures.

Our Funding Opportunities

SUPPORT & IMPROVE

Bluum provides partner schools with additional services and technical assistance. Our ream can help elevate the business of running a school by reviewing financial infrastructure and identifying areas of strength and areas for improvement.

What Bluum Does

DISCOVER & INFORM

Bluum has become a go-to resource on education research and innovation. We aim to share the work of Idaho’s high performing schools and outstanding educators. Our hope is that it can become a national model for helping all children reach their fullest potential.

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Impact Stats

since 2015.

$19,432,387
FEDERAL CHARTER SCHOOLS PROGRAM INVESTMENT
14,989
TOTAL NEW SCHOOL SEATS CREATED
31
TOTAL IDAHO SCHOOLS SUPPORTED
$62,744,211
TOTAL PHILANTHROPIC INVESTMENT

Stories

Building For Success in Idaho

Idaho is one of the nation’s fastest growing states. Many of our schools are overcrowded, and our student demographics are changing rapidly. Over the past decade, our state’s overall K-12 enrollment has grown by about 55,000 students, almost 20 percent (10,422 students) of which has been in the state’s public charter schools. With all this growth in student enrollment, public schools in Idaho—both traditional school districts and charter schools—have struggled to keep up with the need for new and expanded school facilities.

To help illuminate the scale of the facility financing inequities in Idaho, and most importantly to offer up solutions, especially for public charter schools, Bluum partnered with the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) to generate this policy brief, Building for Success in Idaho.

Fellowship Opportunity: Idaho Academy of Promise

Bluum’s mission is to create, grow, and support high quality schools across Idaho. Research shows that quality school leadership is one of the primary drivers for improving student achievement. Since 2016, Bluum has offered the Idaho New School Fellowship (INSF) to help elevate top education talent into the ranks of Idaho’s public school leadership. View the latest Fellowship opportunity here!

Key Takeaways for Idaho from the National Summit on Education

By Ray Crowell
One of the largest convenings of legislators, state superintendents, policymakers and thought leaders in the country, ExcelinEd’s annual National Summit on Education couldn’t have been timelier. The two-day event in Salt Lake City featured notable speakers and timely strategy sessions spanning a range of topics that included evolving laws, emerging trends, policy challenges and successes, and the latest innovations transforming education. With more than two dozen sessions at the conference several jumped out as most relevant for Idaho students.

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2021 Annual Report

We have the privilege of serving some of Idaho’s finest school leaders in helping them educate and support their thousands of families and students. In 2021, the real heroes in our orbit were our 30 plus partner schools and their teams.

Read The Report
Annual Report

Featured Publications

Upcoming Events

Latest Past Events

Rescheduled: How to Lead in Uncertain and Stressful Times

Future Public School 511 E 43rd St., Garden City

This Charter School Grant workshop announces the CSP grant, explain how to apply, and to answer questions. Please see bluum.org/idaho-csp-grant to see if your school meets eligibility requirements.