Given that high-quality education is a key driver of social and economic mobility and essential to equitable opportunity for all, the Foundation invests in organizations, programs, and projects that achieve results aligned with the two objectives outlined below. We give priority to initiatives in our areas of interest that expand or enhance multiple programs or schools across a system or network. As a general rule, we do not provide support for individual early childhood programs, or individual district schools, charter schools, public universities, or private colleges/universities. Please note that the "Results Sought" reflect the specific outcomes of interest to us.

Provide disadvantaged children and youth with more high-quality learning time through early childhood education and afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs.

Results Sought:

  1. Significantly improve the social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children
  2. Measurably improve the academic performance of disadvantaged students
  3. Significantly improve students’ ability to learn, work, and thrive in a digital society
  4. Demonstrably improve the effectiveness of leadership, faculty, and staff
Grants 2022

All Our Kin
$150,000 (over two years)
To deepen and expand its work with family child care educators in the Bronx

The Art of Problem Solving Foundation
$100,000 (over two years)
To support the BEAM Discovery and BEAM Summer Away programs which provide underrepresented young people access to intensive instruction in conceptual math

New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute
$125,000
To help support the Early Childhood Leadership Initiative in New York City to provide career and professional development coaching to early childhood leaders

ParentChild+ Inc. (FKA The Parent-Child Home Program, Inc.)
$200,000 (over two years)
To continue expanding and enhancing implementation of the ParentChild+ One-on-One and Family Child Care models for families with young children in historically marginalized NYC communities

The Partnership for Inner-City Education
$150,000 (over two years)
To provide teacher and school leader support that accelerates post-pandemic student academic achievement and social-emotional growth

Read Alliance, Inc. (formerly Reading Excellence and Discovery Foundation, Inc. dba Read Alliance)
$200,000 (over two years)
For the Read Alliance FY 22 and FY 23 School Year and Summer Reading Programs

Increase access to and success in high-quality post-secondary educational opportunities.

Results Sought:

  1. Significantly improve the social-emotional capacities of youth essential to college and career success
  2. Increase the number of underserved students enrolled in and completing college
  3. Increase the number of underserved students enrolled in and completing other high-quality post-secondary training and credentialing programs
Grants 2022

East Side House Settlement, Inc.
$50,000
To further expand the offerings of the Post-Secondary Pathways (PSP) program in the food industry

Phipps Neighborhoods, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To place young people in career-track employment and to guide and support their progress in those positions

Summer Search Foundation
$100,000 (over two years)
To provide professional, year-round mentoring, summer experiential learning opportunities and post-secondary access and completion services to underserved high school students and post-secondary participants

Urban Assembly Inc.
$75,000
To support Alumni Success programming