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Longview Foundation for Education in World Affairs and International Understanding, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-07-22

At A Glance

Longview Foundation for Education in World Affairs and International Understanding, Inc.

1069 W. Broad St., Ste. 801

Falls Church, VA United States 22046-4610


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-09-30)

Assets: $5,757,471

Total giving: $241,630




Established in 1966 in MD

Purpose and Activities

Giving to foster greater awareness of world affairs and international understanding within American schools at the K-12 grade level.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Internationalizing Teacher Preparation

The foundation recently launched an initiative to enhance or scale up efforts to internationalize university based teacher preparation programs. Though study and/or student teaching abroad may be part of an institution's internationalization strategy, the foundation is particularly interested in supporting programs that involve other activities. These might include using technology to connect tomorrow’s teachers with schools, universities and communities in other countries; providing opportunities for future teachers to do field work in internationally themed schools or classrooms; adapting curriculum to ensure that courses offered in colleges of education include international content and that internationally themed courses offered by colleges of arts and sciences meet the needs of prospective teachers; and training academic and career advisors to encourage future teachers to take internationally themed courses, learn world languages and study abroad. Projects will be reviewed with particular attention to: 1) How they help teachers learn to teach the global dimensions of their subject matter and develop intercultural skills, 2) The level of leadership and financial support for the continuation of activities beyond the grant period, 3) Participation of both the college of education and the college of arts and sciences, 4) Plans to work closely with the relevant state education agency and/or local school districts, and 5) Dissemination plans to encourage replication at other institutions. See foundation Web site for more information .

State Innovations

This program is designed to stimulate state policy action and the identification and dissemination of effective and replicable models of best practice in international education. The grants are made to encourage individual states to create concrete initiatives that are worthy of statewide and national adaptation. The foundation is interested in supporting collaborative initiatives that involve stakeholders such as the governor, state legislators, business leaders, leaders of state education agencies, teacher's unions, parent and community organizations. Grants in this category are made through a Request for Proposals to states in the States Network on International Education in the Schools. For information about the network please contact Longview at .

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Higher education
  • International relations
  • Social sciences
  • Teacher education
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-09-30

Assets: $5,757,471 (market value)

Gifts received: $528

Expenditures: $423,287

Total giving: $241,630

Qualifying distributions: $411,051