WCER research is supported by public funding from federal, state and district agencies, as well as by private foundations and individuals. Our funders include:

Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
New York City Department of Education
Spencer Foundation
The Walton Family Foundation
National Science Foundation
William T. Grant Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Madison Metropolitan School District
Hillsborough County Public Schools
Boys and Girls Club of Dane County
The Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation
Chicago Public Schools
Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education
Lumina Foundation for Education
Milwaukee Public Schools
National Institutes of Health