The Fund


The L.A. Education Recovery Fund is a collective philanthropic effort, managed by Great Public Schools Now, focused on expanding quality programs that address the disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on low-income students in Los Angeles. These impacts have exacerbated historical inequities and surfaced an urgent need to provide our most impacted students access to comprehensive recovery support to make up for learning loss, provide access to enrichment, and support their emotional healing.

The L.A. Education Recovery Fund is a multi-year initiative with an immediate focus on increasing access to summer enrichment programs.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is an advisory body that makes funding recommendations and provides critical input to guide the work of the L.A. Education Recovery Fund. The Steering Committee is comprised of philanthropists, civic leaders, and representation from LAUSD. Current members include Ana Ponce, CEO, Great Public Schools Now, Pedro Salcido, Deputy Superintendent, LAUSD, Nadia Funn, Portfolio Manager Los Angeles, Ballmer Group, Sue Chi, Managing Director, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, and Rachel Levin, President, Fundamental.

Working Team

The L.A. Education Recovery Fund is managed and staffed by members of the Great Public Schools Now team and board. Marshall Tuck, Head of Education Recovery at Great Public Schools Now, leads the L.A. Education Recovery Fund efforts. The Working Team is responsible for identifying, funding, and overseeing investments, leading fundraising efforts, coordinating media outreach, and convening partners to influence longer-term solutions.