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National Council on School Facilities
The National Council on School Facilities is the nonprofit association of state K-12 public school facilities leaders. The National Council works to represent the states’ perspectives and experience regarding effective policy, planning, practice, regulation, finance, and management of school facilities. By leveraging state knowledge through collaboration and the elimination of duplicate efforts, the Council saves time and public resources.

National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP)
NTHP was created by an act of Congress in 1949. Today, it is the nation's largest private nonprofit preservation organization with over 250,000 members. For the past 51 years the NTHP has been working to help America protect the irreplaceable. The NTHP believes that when historic buildings and neighborhoods are torn down or allowed to deteriorate, a part of our past disappears forever so it works with local groups save historic buildings and neighborhoods for future generations.

New Visions for Public Schools
New Visions for Public Schools, founded in 1989, is the largest education reform organization dedicated to improving the quality of education children receive in New York City’s public schools. Working with the public and private sectors, New Visions develops programs and policies to energize teaching and learning and to raise the level of student achievement.

Parents for Public Schools (PPS)
PPS is a national organization of grassroots chapters located across the country in communities large and small, urban and rural, dedicated to recruiting families to stay in or come back to public schools, involving parents in more meaningful roles (as decision makers), and improving public schools community wide through district level involvement.

Philadelphia Education Fund
The mission of the Philadelphia Education Fund is to improve the quality of public education in Philadelphia and the region, so that youth are prepared for college and careers. The Philadelphia Education Fund works with school districts and partners, including businesses, universities and non-profit organizations, as well as community stakeholders to: Increase the number of public secondary schools (grades 6 – 12) that are high performing; Increase the number of public school students who access postsecondary education and persist to completion; Position the Philadelphia region as central to state and national dialogues about improving public education.

Rural School and Community Trust (RSCT)
RSCT seeks to understand complex issues affecting rural schools and communities; to infomr the public debate over rural education policy; and to help rural communities act on educational policy issues affecting them. On the school facilities front, RSCT has developed a network of people working to improve rural school-community facilities, to increase community participation in the facilities design process, and to expand the purposes these public resources can serve.

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, professional credentials and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.

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