Who funds CORE?

We are grateful for the support of the following organizations

Our funders at core

Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations (OSF) grant supported the evolution of CORE from a research project into a legal entity – the CORE Economics Education, a registered charity in England and Wales (number 1175143). The grant enabled CORE to be well equipped with personnel to manage the increased level of activity of the organization. In addition, it enabled the creation of an innovative, best-practice, open-source publishing platform for the online editions of The Economy and for translations and adaptations of the text for different user communities. This has broken new ground in changing the way multi-format books are made – the platform has the ability to deliver a project as an e-book, an app, and camera ready pdf for printing with a click of a button.


Friends Provident Foundation

The Friends Provident Foundation (FPF) supports CORE with two grants. The initial grant awarded in 2015 supported the creation of new teaching, learning and assessment resources (freely available in The Economy e-book and on the CORE website); creation of a rich learning environment that can be used by economics students and the general public; diffusion of the CORE curriculum through the university system and beyond; and the creation of communities of teachers and learners through workshops and other promotional activities. The second grant awarded in 2019 is intended to support CORE with operational costs and enable the maintenance of the project, delivery of outputs and scaling up to ensure continued success and viability of the project. The most prominent output of these activities will be The Economy 2.0 edition and the creation of additional teaching and learning materials.


Nuffield Foundation

The Nuffield Foundation grant supports the development of two new open access e-texts associated teaching and learning material. The first, titled Economy, Society, and Public Policy (ESPP), introduces students not intending to specialise in economics to economics as a quantitative social science. The second, Doing Economics is directed at enhancing student skills and confidence in quantitative methods. The project supports training of teachers and PGTAs to launch this course.


The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation support CORE with an operational grant that will enable further organisational development, as well as technological development of the CORE publishing platform to support the delivery of additional interactive teaching and learning materials. The grant also supports CORE community building with the help of an online platform established to facilitate communication and sharing of materials among teachers using CORE.


The Teagle Foundation

The Teagle Foundation supports the CORE USA Project in its effort to expand and strengthen the network of CORE instructors and students in American colleges. The foundation has helped CORE USA run annual teaching workshops and launch the CORE-Teagle Fellowship program for graduate student instructors. Through the grant received from the Teagle Foundation, CORE USA is also working to build a cross-campus consortium of colleges and universities that will help generate awareness about the CORE curriculum.


Royal Economic Society


University College London



The Behavioral Sciences Program of the Santa Fe Institute


International Economic Association


Institute for New Economic Thinking