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 2013

Barnard College
$50,000 (over fourteen months)
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

Bottom Line
$50,000
To provide support for expanding the College Success Program for New York City youth

The Boys' Club of New York
$120,000 (over two years)
To help support the Independent School Placement Program

Breakthrough New York, Inc.
$50,000
Divided as follows: $35,000 to help support Breakthrough New York's college access programming and $15,000 to help support strategic planning

The Children's Storefront (aka Storefront Academy Harlem)
$50,000
To help support the High School Placement and Alumni Relations Initiative

Cristo Rey New York High School
$100,000
To provide general support

De La Salle Academy
$150,000 (over three years)
To provide an administrative capacity building grant as the school moves to a new home

Early Steps, Inc.
$35,000
To help increase the number of minority students in independent schools at the primary grade level

The Fresh Air Fund, Inc.
$35,000
As a final grant to help support the College Connections program

George Jackson Academy
$180,000 (over two years)
To renew general support for this model school for minority boys

Harlem Academy
$120,000 (over two years)
To provide general support for this academically rigorous independent school

Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Inc.
$40,000
To help support HEAF's continuum of out-of-school-time educational and youth development programs for high-potential, underserved students beginning in middle school through to completion of college

iMentor
$100,000
To match the third year of a Social Innovation Fund grant and support the continued expansion of the College Transition program (formerly College Success) in NYC and a six-year independent evaluation of iMentor's impact on college readiness

Jewish Home Lifecare Manhattan (formerly The Jewish Home and Hospital for Aged)
$60,000
To help support the Geriatric Career Development program for at-risk high-school youth

Legal Outreach, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To help support the College Bound Program

The New York Opportunity Network, Inc. dba The Opportunity Network
$120,000 (over two years)
To help provide low-income public high school students access to career development training, professional networks, and competitive colleges

The New York-Presbyterian Hospital
$50,000
To help support the Lang Youth Medical Program

The Posse Foundation, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To help support the Posse New York STEM Posse Program

Prep for Prep
$175,000 (over two years)
To help build the capacity of Prep's Alumni Affairs office to serve and draw upon the growing body of Prep graduates

Regis High School
$50,000
As a final grant to help support REACH's comprehensive recruiting and admissions program

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, Inc.
$325,000 (over three years)
To help support SEO's OpportunityX2 initiative

St. Aloysius Education Clinic (aka Education Clinic, Inc.)
$30,000
To help support the Clinic's year-round academic enrichment programs for underserved children and youth

Student/Sponsor Partnership, Inc.
$50,000
To help support the School Coordinators at SSP partner schools

Summer on the Hill
$35,000
To provide academic enrichment and counseling for promising underserved students from Manhattan and the Bronx

The Urban Dove, Inc.
$50,000
To renew support for the College All-Stars program

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 2013

Brooklyn Friends School
$35,000
To help support the Horizons academic enrichment program at Brooklyn Friends School

Brooklyn Public Library
$100,000
To help support the First Five Years early literacy program and specifically Ready, Set, Kindergarten

Citizen Schools, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To help support a network of afterschool programs in New York City

Classroom, Inc.
$85,000
To help support Classroom, Inc.'s school day, afterschool, and summer programming in six inner-city Archdiocese of New York schools and to strengthen the assessment and documentation of program impact

East Harlem Tutorial Program, Inc.
$170,000 (over two years)
To provide general support for EHTP's continuum of out-of-school time and college success programming for underserved children and youth

Fund for the City of New York, Inc.
$100000
To help support the Child Care and Early Education Fund, a collaborative fund dedicated to improving early care and education in New York City

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
$125,000 (over two years)
To help provide intensive professional development for inner-city Catholic middle- and high-school teachers through the Teaching Literacy Through History program

Good Shepherd Services
$125,000
To be used over seventeen months to help support their afterschool and summer programs in East New York and Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

The Grace Opportunity Project
$75,000
To provide general operating support for the GO Project's year-round educational programming for students in grades K-8

Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Inc.
$35,000
To help support the Job Opportunities Program (JOP) which provides job-readiness workshops, college-preparation mentorships, and summer internships for highly motivated low-income high school juniors and seniors from inner-city Catholic high schools

Learning Leaders, Inc.
$25,000
To help support Phase II of the capacity building project to develop and implement monitoring and evaluation metrics to improve program planning, delivery, and results

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center
$50,000
To provide capacity building support to help strengthen the after school program

Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, Inc.
$150,000
To help strengthen the Explorers Academies and to continue to implement at one clubhouse summer small-group instruction in literacy and math

New York Interschool Association, Inc.
$45,000
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.)
$65,000
To help support The Parent-Child Home Program in New York City and pilot the program with family child care providers

Reach Out And Read of Greater New York, Inc.
$50,000
To provide general support for this early literacy program

Read Alliance, Inc. (formerly Reading Excellence and Discovery Foundation, Inc. dba Read Alliance)
$100,000
To provide general support for Read's early literacy work in New York City

Read Alliance, Inc. (formerly Reading Excellence and Discovery Foundation, Inc. dba Read Alliance)
$30,000 (over eighteen months)
To provide capacity building support for board training and development and securing a full-time development director