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 2014

Barnard College
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
To help expand the College Success Program to serve 795 New York City youth

Breakthrough New York, Inc.
To provide general operating support

Cornelia Connelly Center for Education
$100,000 (over two years)
To help support the Holy Child Middle School for low-income girls

Cristo Rey New York High School
To provide general support

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

The East Harlem School at Exodus House
$150,000 (over two years)
To provide general operating support

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

Goddard Riverside Community Center
To be divided as follows: $125,000 each year for the Options Strategic Plan; and an additional $50,000 to support the evaluation of the Options Institute's NYC Department of Education training project

Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Inc.
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

Harlem RBI, Inc. dba DREAM
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support the continued operation and expansion of Harlem RBI's South Bronx site as well as youth retention efforts across all programs

$200,000 (over two years)
To match the fourth and fifth year of a Social Innovation Fund grant and help support iMentor's growth in New York City

Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Inc.
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

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

The New York-Presbyterian Hospital
For a final grant in support of the Lang Youth Medical Program

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

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

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

The Urban Dove, Inc.
To help support 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 2014

The B.E.L.L. Foundation, Inc.
To be divided as follows: $100,000 to help support programmatic activities for scholars in BELL Summer in New York City; and $50,000 to help build regional capacity and sustainability

Brooklyn Friends School
$80,000 (over two years)
To be divided as follows: $15,000 each year to help support the Horizons academic enrichment program at Brooklyn Friends School; and $25,000 each year to support capacity building in fundraising

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society
$175,000 (over two years)
To be divided as follows: $75,000 each year to help accelerate the development of literacy and math skills for at-risk preschoolers in Brooklyn; and an additional $25,000 in the first year to help support a pilot program with Family Child Care Providers

Brooklyn Public Library
$100,000 (over fifteen months)
To help launch the First Five Years Outreach Initiative

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

Good Shepherd Services
To help support their afterschool and summer programs in East New York and Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and related literacy development programming

The Grace Opportunity Project
$150,000 (over two years)
To provide general operating support for the GO Project's year-round educational programming for students in grades K-8

The Grace Opportunity Project
$30,000 (over eighteen months)
To support an external evaluation

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center
To provide capacity building support to help strengthen the afterschool program

Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, Inc.
To help support Explorers Academy afterschool programming and efforts to pilot and refine instructional approaches to preventing summer learning loss

The New School/Center for New York City Affairs
To provide capacity building support to develop a database and digital tools to help educate parents about pre-kindergarten educational opportunities in the city

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 in New York City and expand the pilot program with family child care providers to the Bronx

Phipps Neighborhoods, Inc.
To help support the Education and Learning Initiative, designed to strengthen academic services across the Youth Services Division, and to extend it to programming for out-of-school youth

Reach Out And Read of Greater New York, Inc.
$75,000 (over two years)
As a final grant to provide general support for this early literacy program

Read Alliance, Inc.
To provide general support for READ's early literacy work in New York City

Read to Lead Inc. (FKA Classroom, Inc.)
To help support Classroom, Inc.'s school day, afterschool, and summer programming in inner-city Catholic schools and provide a new digital learning program to three schools

Teachers College, Columbia University
$160,000 (over two years)
To help increase the number of New York City independent school teachers of color and inner-city Catholic school educators in the Klingenstein Center's intensive Two-Summers Master's program, and provide online coaching for program alumni