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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 team 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.

$20,392,682
FEDERAL CHARTER SCHOOLS PROGRAM INVESTMENT
16,487
TOTAL NEW SCHOOL SEATS CREATED
40
TOTAL IDAHO SCHOOLS SUPPORTED
$70,748,132
TOTAL PHILANTHROPIC INVESTMENT

Stories

Building Bridges at the 2023 Case Conference

As Bluum’s Special Education Development Director, I, Jennifer Ribordy, recently joined forces with national collaborative partners, including Kaci Coats from the Collaborative for Exceptional Education in Colorado, Brooke Allen from the Diverse Learners Collaborative in Tennessee, and Sarah Okun from the True Measure Collaborative in Washington State. Together, we presented at the 2023 CASE Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, alongside special education leaders from across the country. This premier professional learning and networking event attracted over 1,130 special education leaders and featured more than 80 exhibitors sharing innovative solutions to field-related needs.

Five Years of Future Public School

As Future Public School marks its 5th anniversary, we have taken the time to reflect on the school’s journey and the formation of key partnerships. We dive into the deliberate efforts of the team to establish an intentional culture that withstood the challenges posed by COVID. Additionally, we explore the vision for the future. We take immense pride in Idaho New School Fellow Amanda Cox and her team, celebrating all that they have accomplished throughout the years.

Federal Grant Funds Available to State’s Largest Charter School Authorizer

Boise nonprofit Bluum is ready to support the Idaho Public Charter School Commission — the state’s largest authorizer — with up to $750,000 in grant funds, particularly after recent research indicates that the agency authorizing charter schools matters. The money can be used to purchase new equipment and programs or hire experts to help strengthen an authorizer’s operations.A decision about collaborating with Bluum likely won’t happen until a new director is hired, which is expected before the end of the year, based on comments at a meeting this month. Two more special meetings are scheduled, one this month and one in December. The seven-person board also has three new members whose appointments are pending Senate confirmation in the upcoming legislative session.

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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.

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