According to the Associated Press, two of the world’s largest charitable foundations–The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation–have announced major grants intended to improve education in developing nations. Gates and his foundation will provide $40 million to the Hewlett Foundation, which in turn will add another $20 million to the cause. The majority of the money reportedly will go toward developing pilot programs that foreign governments can observe and, where possible, implement on a larger scale.