About the AllSides Education Fund
AllSides Education Fund was founded in 2023 as a joint nonprofit initiative of AllSides (news literacy and media bias), Living Room Conversations (fostering conversation and nurturing relationships across difference), and the Mediators Foundation (our nonprofit fiscal sponsor).
AllSides Education Fund was created as a response to the needs of educators and community leaders who seek to address a double crisis in the classroom and civic spaces of decayed media literacy skills and atrophied abilities to communicate outside of the safe filter bubbles people had created for themselves in person and on social media.
Educators across the country are already taking advantage of the AllSides School Memberships and Living Room Conversations topic guides. AllSides Education Fund supports greater access to these services. Teachers, schools and other social-good organizations can apply for an AllSides Education Fund scholarship or funds to access services and products in order to broaden the knowledge, skill sets and experiences to better understand and appreciate each other, especially across differences.
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Programs funded by AllSides Education Fund
Explore our current offerings for educators in the classroom and view tools for expanding access to diverse perspectives in your community
Explore lesson plans, classroom activities and resources to teach media literacy in your classroom.
Set-up your teachers and students for success. Classroom Conversations are a simple way to connect across divides, foster a sense of belonging, and teach students about respect and understanding. Access the toolkit here.
Mismatch is a matching and scheduling platform that supports real time video conferencing and engages students across the nation in conversation across differences.
Explore a rich resource designed for community anchored organizations led by trusted voices with skills in conflict resolution, restorative facilitation, and community dialogues. If you see the need for better connectivity and constructive conversation in your school community, this is for you.
Top news stories from the left, center and right of the political spectrum–side-by-side so you can see the whole picture.
Explore teacher-tested lesson plans to help you effectively use AllSides tools as a unit in your high school classroom or choose individual lessons to support current classroom needs.
AllSides Education Fund was co-founded in 2015 by John Gable, Scott McDonald, and Joan Blades. The co-founders hail from different political backgrounds, underscoring the organization’s explicit multipartisan mission: Gable has a Lean Right bias, McDonald a Center bias, and Blades a Left bias.
AllSides Education Fund is a joint nonprofit initiative of the following organizations:
Living Room Conversations fosters empathy, understanding, tolerance, and the search for common ground through simple, structured small- group dialogues on a broad range of topics.
Living Room Conversations are taking place across the U.S., strengthening communities since 2010.
Mediators Foundation builds bridges across the divides of our time.
They prevent and reduce conflicts and promote collaboration, and they provide fiscal sponsorship to organizations and projects that reflect and enhance our mission.