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 2024

All Our Kin
$150,000 (over two years)
To help create the conditions for family child care to thrive in New York City

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

ParentChild+ Inc. (FKA The Parent-Child Home Program, Inc.)
$165,000 (over two years)
To continue expanding the ParentChild+ One-on-One and Home Based Child Care (HBCC) models for families and child care providers in historically marginalized NYC communities

The Partnership for Inner-City Education
$150,000 (over two years)
To support its High School Readiness programming

Read Alliance, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
For the Read Alliance FY24 and FY25 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 2024

East Side House Settlement, Inc.
To continue to expand the Post-Secondary Pathways program, including embedding services within high schools

Marcy Lab, Inc.
To promote lifelong economic mobility among underestimated young adults through technology education

Summer Search
$80,000 (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

The Urban Assembly, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
For UA's Postsecondary Readiness and Success programming