We Invest in Education

Drawing on our unique family history, The Gamba Family Foundation credits education as the catalyst to positive life outcomes. Obsessed with closing the achievement gap, we fund nonprofit programs and schools in socio-economically challenged areas. We also provide scholarships for qualified need-based students.



We Seek Proven Outcomes

Insisting on accountability and documented evidence of successful student-centered approaches, we envision a world of empowered students who will lead rewarding and productive adult lives.

We Optimize Private Funding

At our core, as a family-run foundation we believe our due diligence with private resources is essential to help organizations with successful track records. We fund groups thoughtfully managed by growth-mindset leaders who put children first. We assess the ability to tackle inequity. We evaluate the capacity to scale solutions.

We Meticulously Review Our Grant Recipients
  • Priority on whole-child well-being
  • Decisions based on best practices
  • Evidence of narrowing the achievement gap
  • Total accountability for measurable results

Impacting the World of Education…One Student at a Time

Before and since its inception, John and Mary Anne Gamba and the Gamba Family Foundation have awarded meaningful resources to support a variety of approaches including tuition assistance for students, teacher training pipelines, school transformation strategies, technology enhancements, scholar athlete programs, and education programs developed for PreK-12, undergraduate and post graduate schools.


We Believe in Philanthropy as a Family Priority

We formed our Foundation with a mission to make a difference in education and share a spirit of giving back as a family.

A Cross Section of Our Work

September 24, 2018

Scholarships for Dual Degree in Penn Nursing and Wharton

Motivated to support Penn’s “Integration of Knowledge” strategic priority, in 2015 John and Mary Anne Gamba established an endowed scholarship fund for students in the Nursing and Healthcare Management Dual…
September 13, 2018

Assessments Designed To Enhance Learning

We first learned about Two Rivers Public Charter School in 2015 when we supported Washington DC’s CityBridge BreakThrough Schools. From the beginning we’ve been impressed by Two Rivers PCS as…
May 18, 2018

Dunbar High School, the First Microsoft Certified School in the World

Since 2014 we have supported Dunbar High School, which draws a high number of minority and low-income students in Ft. Myers, FL. After initiating its Academy for Technology Excellence in 2005,…