WHY Don't Fail Idaho?
The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation is a private, family foundation committed to making Idaho a place to learn, thrive and prosper. Founded in 1966, the Foundation has invested over $700M in Idaho toward these efforts.
Our intention through Don’t Fail Idaho is to create a sense of urgency on behalf of all Idaho children, and to drive continuous improvement of our state’s K-12 education system. We believe in elevating the conversation to inspire and encourage informed decisions and aim to make improving education Idaho’s top priority.
Why? Because 47 other states are outperforming us in K-12 education, and our children deserve every possible opportunity to excel.
As we continue to look forward on behalf of current and future generations of Idahoans, our state’s ability to remain prosperous is only as strong as its willingness to innovate with the times and its workforce; and a strong workforce starts with a solid education. Ultimately, we want to help Idaho kids earn Idaho jobs.
Understanding where we stand, where there are gaps, and where there are opportunities to improve – these are all at the heart of Don’t Fail Idaho.