About Us

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent grant-making charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement, ensuring that children from all backgrounds can fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents.

We aim to raise the attainment of children facing disadvantage by:

  • Identifying and funding promising educational innovations that address the needs of disadvantaged children in primary and secondary schools in England;
  • Evaluating these innovations to extend and secure the evidence on what works and can be made to work at scale;
  • Encouraging schools, government, charities, and others to apply evidence and adopt innovations found to be effective.

For more information about interventions currently being funded by the EEF or for information about applying for EEF funding, please see our Projects and Apply for Funding pages.

We share evidence by providing independent and accessible information through the Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit, summarising educational research from the UK and around the world. This Toolkit provides guidance for teachers and schools on how best to use their resources to improve the attainment of pupils.

All EEF-funded projects are independently and rigorously evaluated and the results will be integrated into our Toolkit. We aim to make a lasting contribution to education in the UK by developing the evidence base of what works in education and to promote the use of evidence-based practice throughout our schools. To find out more about our Evaluation Standards and Panel of Evaluators please visit our Evaluation pages.

Founded by the education charity the Sutton Trust, as lead charity in partnership with Impetus Trust, the EEF received a founding grant of £125m from the Department for Education. With investment and fundraising income, the EEF intends to award as much as £200m over the 15-year life of the Foundation. To find out more about how you can partner with the EEF please visit our Support Us pages.

If you have any questions about the EEF, please Contact Us.