- Grant Seekers
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.
Bank Street College of Education
$210,000 (over two years)
To support the Liberty LEADS college preparation and leadership development program for inner-city youth
To help support the academic success and persistence of students from underserved communities at particularly vulnerable stages in the academic pipeline and in fields in which they are traditionally underrepresented
The Boys' Club of New York
To help support the Independent School Placement Program
To help support the Center for Achieving Future Education college access program
The Children's Storefront (aka Storefront Academy Harlem)
To help support the High School Placement and Alumni Relations Department
College Summit, Inc.
To help support the expansion of its college access programs in New York City
Cornelia Connelly Center for Education
To help support the Holy Child Middle School for low-income girls
Cristo Rey New York High School
To provide general support
De La Salle Academy
$150,000 (over three years)
To provide a capacity building grant to restructure De La Salle's administrative team and implement an effective succession plan.
Dominican Academy of the City of New York
To help explore the feasibility of providing a program to prepare high-potential middle school girls to gain acceptance into selective Catholic high schools with the scholarships needed to attend them
Early Steps, Inc.
To help increase the number of minority students in independent schools at the primary grade level
George Jackson Academy
To renew general support for this model school for low-income minority boys
Goddard Riverside Community Center
$300,000 over two years, divided as follows: $125,000 each year to help support the Options Center, and $25,000 each year for capacity building to implement the Options Strategic Plan.
Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Inc.
To help support HEAF's High Expectations Middle School Program
Harlem RBI, Inc. dba DREAM
$200,000 (over two years)
To help support capacity building activities and the Team Enrichment Program
Legal Outreach, Inc.
To help support the College Bound program
New Heights Youth, Inc.
For general support for this youth development and college access program for student-athletes from underserved communities
The New York Opportunity Network, Inc. dba The Opportunity Network
To help provide low-income public high school students access to career development training, professional networks, and competitive colleges
The New York-Presbyterian Hospital
To help support the Lang Youth Medical Program
The Posse Foundation, Inc.
To help support the Posse New York Science Posse Program
Prep for Prep
To help support Prep's conversion to and implementation of an updated organization-wide database
Regis High School
To help support development and early implementation of REACH's comprehensive recruiting and admissions program
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, Inc.
$300,000 (over three years)
To help support the SEO Scholars Program
St. Aloysius Education Clinic (aka Education Clinic, Inc.)
To help support the Academic Achievement and Cultural Enrichment Program (AACE)
Student/Sponsor Partnership, Inc.
To help support the School Coordinator Stipend Initiative
Summer on the Hill
To help provide academic enrichment and counseling for promising underserved students from Manhattan and the Bronx
The TEAK Fellowship, Inc.
To help support the TEAK Fellowship program for academically talented students from low-income communities
The Town School, Inc.
To help support Breakthrough New York
Trey Whitfield School
For general support for this independent school serving children from low-income families in Brooklyn's East New York community
The Urban Dove, Inc.
To renew support the College All-Stars program
Increase access to and success in high-quality post-secondary educational opportunities.
The B.E.L.L. Foundation, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To help support BELL Summer in New York City
Brooklyn Friends School
To help support the Horizons summer academic enrichment program at Brooklyn Friends School
Brooklyn Public Library
To continue the expansion of First Five Years programming by offering Saturday early literacy workshops at fourteen branches and launching the Brooklyn Builds Readers program
Citizen Schools, Inc.
To help support a network of afterschool programs in New York City
East Harlem Tutorial Program, Inc.
To support after school and summer programming for approximately 300 underserved students
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
$200,000 (over two years)
To help provide intensive professional development for inner-city Catholic middle- and high-school teachers to improve the teaching of American history
To help support Groundwork for Youth
The Hispanic Federation, Inc.
To help support the Parent Pathways to Child Achievement/Caminos al Exito Academico project
Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Inc.
To help support JOP (the Job Opportunities Program) of job-readiness workshops, summer internship placements, and college-preparation mentorships for highly motivated junior and seniors from inner-city Catholic high schools
Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, Inc.
To help strengthen the Explorers Academies and to pilot test at one clubhouse small-group instruction in literacy and math in partnership with B.E.L.L.
New York Interschool Association, Inc.
To help support the Faculty Diversity Search program to recruit and retain minority teachers in independent schools
ParentChild+ Inc. (FKA The Parent-Child Home Program, Inc.)
To help support The Parent-Child Home Program's expansion in New York City
The Partnership for Inner-City Education
To help sustain the Library Connections program by supporting cross-curricular projects in alumni schools and convening biannual meetings for alumni teachers to share best practices and ideas (through the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Inc./Patrons Program)
PS 214, The Michael Friedsam School
One-time only special contribution to the PS 214 School Fund in honor of Michael Friedsam's 150th birthday
Reach Out And Read of Greater New York, Inc.
To help provide New York City children and families with pediatric literacy counseling and support
Read Alliance, Inc. (formerly Reading Excellence and Discovery Foundation, Inc. dba Read Alliance)
To support READ's year-round Catholic-school program and summer programming open to all students
Read to Lead Inc. (FKA Classroom, Inc.)
To help support Classroom, Inc.'s school day, afterschool, and summer programming in inner-city Archdiocese of New York schools
St. Aloysius School
To help support a new position, Principal of Middle Schools, as St. Aloysius transitions to being an independent school in the Jesuit tradition
Teachers College, Columbia University
$180,000 (over two years)
To continue to increase the number of New York City independent and Catholic school teachers of color in the Klingenstein Center's Leadership Academy intensive master's degree program
United Way of New York City
To help support the Child Care and Early Education Fund, a collaborative fund dedicated to improving early care and education in New York City