Grant to boost systemic change in education

A leading policy center, and long-standing BHP Foundation grantee, has received a multi-million dollar grant to boost collaborative action to transform global education ecosystems. The Brookings Institution announced its Center for Universal Education (CUE) in the Global Economy and Development program received US$24 million from LEGO Foundation, the largest grant in Brookings' century-long history.

The BHP Foundation has supported CUE’s work to scale quality education innovations and initiatives for all children and youth, including through its groundbreaking Millions Learning project, since 2018.

BHP Foundation Chief Investment Officer Claire Harbron celebrated the news of this new grant.

“This is a game-changing grant for Center for Universal Education who can now take their work and impact to even greater scale,” said Claire.

“We are thrilled to see a long-standing Foundation collaborator building a next and bigger phase of work including crowding in new resources to drive impact.”


In Brookings’ announcement, Amy Liu, interim President of the Brookings Institution, said the support from LEGO Foundation reinforces the trust in Brookings by policymakers and civil society members.

This new grant will enable CUE to take their work to even greater scale, supporting their vision of driving impact across the world through deep collaboration with local actors and a focus on holistic education.

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