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 2021

All Our Kin
$50,000
To deepen work with family child care educators in the Bronx, offering a full suite of programming and ensuring its ongoing responsiveness, and to expand its reach in the borough

The New York Community Trust
$200,000 (over two years)
To provide support for Early Childhood Partners NYC, a collaborative fund comprised of foundations and other donors with the shared goal of ensuring that children enter kindergarten prepared for school and life-long success

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 to early childhood leaders

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 2021

Summer Search Foundation
$50,000
To provide professional, year-round mentoring, experiential learning opportunities, post-secondary advising and post-secondary persistence support to NYC students from low-income backgrounds

Urban Assembly Inc.
$75,000
To increase college matriculation and college persistence among UA high school graduates