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 2020

All Our Kin
To help support the Tool Kit Licensing Program, Education Coaching Program, Business Development Program, and professional learning offerings

America On Tech, Inc. (FKA New York On Tech)
To support AOT’s TECH360 and Tech Flex Leaders Programs designed to deliver out-of-school-time technology education and internships for underserved NYC high school students

Chinese-American Planning Council Inc.
$70,000 (over eighteen months)
To help support early literacy programming and related quality improvement efforts

to help support Youth Empowerment Summer 2020

The Grace Opportunity Project
For general support of its year-round holistic student and family support programming to help academically struggling young people succeed

HYPOTHEkids Inc.
To provide general operating support for a continuum of hands-on science and engineering educational experiences for underrepresented, low-income, middle school and high school youth

Mouse Inc.
To support Mouse's core services for teachers and students in New York City

ParentChild+ Inc. (FKA The Parent-Child Home Program, Inc.)
$200,000 (over two years)
To provide operating support for the national center's work in New York City

Power of Two, a project of Fund for the City of New York, Inc.
To provide general operating support for Po2's parent coaching work in Central Brooklyn and the South Bronx

Read Alliance, Inc. (formerly Reading Excellence and Discovery Foundation, Inc. dba Read Alliance)
To provide general operating support for READ's School Year and Summer Reading Programs

Springboard Collaborative
To provide operating support for family engagement and literacy instruction in New York City

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 2020

Barnard College
$50,000 (over sixteen months)
To help support college transition, persistence, and success programming for students with high financial need

The City University of New York, University Advancement, a project of Research Foundation of City University of New York
$150,000 (over nine months)
To help support the CUNY Chancellor's Emergency Relief Fund

$250,000 (over two years)
To provide support for programming and operations in New York City

National College Advising Corps Inc.
To create postsecondary access and opportunity for low-income, first generation, underrepresented students of New York City

New Visions for Public Schools
$350,000 (over two years)
To support the further development of an integrated college and career postsecondary advising model

To provide support for programming and operations in New York City

Student/Sponsor Partnership, Inc.
To support the College and Career program

Summer Search Foundation
$50,000 (over nine months)
To support the successful integration of peer group mentoring into the Summer Search high school program model

uAspire (previously known as ACCESS)
To support uAspire's virtual college affordability advising of approximately 4,300 first, second and third year postsecondary students in New York in partnership with CollegeBound Initiative and Double Discovery Center

Urban Assembly Inc.
To address  ‘Summer Melt’, college matriculation and college persistence among Urban Assembly high school graduates