The mission of The Martinez Foundation is to improve teacher diversity and the retention of teachers of color in Washington State. We seek to accomplish this by providing scholarships, mentoring, and ongoing professional development. We are the only organization in the country whose mission is to improve teacher diversity and support teachers of color in their profession.

What we’re up to

Gary and Mack

The Martinez Foundation is thrilled to announce an amazing speaker duo: Former Ambassador Gary Locke and former Seahawk Mack Strong for our 2014 Keys to Success Luncheon on October 2, 2014!

Atousa Salehi, WWF, Carla Lewis, President of WWF, Karen Harris, Holli Martinez and Ian Adair

Washington Women’s Foundation awards $100,000 grant to The Martinez Foundation. “This award is absolutely a game-changer for The Martinez Foundation and our ability to improve teacher diversity and support excellent teachers of color here is Washington State,” said Ian Adair, Executive Director.

Cohort 6

We would like to welcome our 6th cohort of 24 new Fellows to the Martinez Foundation family. With more than 100 Martinez Fellows now teaching or student teaching this school year Martinez Fellows will positively impact more than 7,000 students in some of the most underrepresented and poverty impacted schools in our state.

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A huge THANK YOU to the Union Bank Foundation for their tremendous support of our mission to improve teacher diversity and the retention of teachers of color here in Washington! This award is targeted to support our Annual Fellow Conference held each summer. The Annual Fellow Conference is the Foundation’s keystone professional development and community […]