Dolores Kohl Education Foundation


With the goal of enhancing children's learning through experiential, innovative programming, the Dolores Kohl Education Foundation was launched in 1974. As a private international operating foundation, it creates and directs new paradigms for children's learning.



Dolores Kohl, Chair and President: Inherited a spirit of giving and helping others from her Jewish immigrant parents, Max and Mary Kohl. Launching the Foundation in 1974, she brought all her resources — money, yes, but new thinking, connections, and her teaching background — to take an active, full-time role, going beyond making grants to running Foundation projects. She collaborates with educators all over the world, including members of the Foundation advisory board.


Van Gogh For All
America's Children's Museum on Wheels: StoryBus
Kohl Education Prize
Kohl McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Awards
Kohl International Teaching Awards
William Hurt, Charles M. Schulz, Oprah Winfrey, and Dr. Shinichi Suzuki are just some of the luminaries who received our Media and Lifetime Achievement Awards

Dolores Kohl Education Foundation

The Dolores Kohl Education

Foundation supports the

development of early literacy

skills through innovative