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 2015

Barnard College
$50,000
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
$200,000
To help expand 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
To provide general operating support for Breakthrough New York

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

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

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

Education Clinic, Inc. (aka St. Aloysius Education Clinic)
$30,000
To help support the Academic Achievement and Cultural Enrichment Program (AACE) for academically promising inner-city children

Graduate NYC!
$100,000
To help support the College Completion Innovation Fund

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 underserved minority students throughout New York City

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

Jewish Home Lifecare Manhattan (formerly The Jewish Home and Hospital for Aged)
$60,000
To help support the Geriatric Career Development (GCD) Program

Legal Outreach, Inc.
$200,000
To help support the College Bound Program

The New York Opportunity Network, Inc. dba The Opportunity Network
$150,000
To help provide low-income public high school students access to career development training, professional networks, and competitive colleges

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

Prep for Prep
$175,000
To provide capacity building support to help create a dedicated communications team and expand and improve Prep's overall communication efforts

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

Student/Sponsor Partnership, Inc.
$50,000
To help support services for SSP's students, mentors, and partner schools

Summer on the Hill
$40,000
To provide academic enrichment and counseling for promising underserved students from Manhattan and the Bronx

The Urban Dove, Inc.
$45,000
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 2015

The B.E.L.L. Foundation, Inc.
$100,000
To help support programmatic activities for scholars in BELL Summer in New York City

The B.E.L.L. Foundation, Inc.
$50,000 (over fifteen months)
To help build the New York office's capacity in fundraising

Center for Family Life in Sunset Park
$50,000
To help support the Life Lines Community Arts Project

Citizen Schools, Inc.
$75,000 (over two years)
To help support a network of afterschool programs in New York City

Child Care, Inc. dba Center for Children's Initiatives
$50,000
To help support training and consultation to early childhood programs to implement the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment System and promote the social/emotional development of young children

Classroom, Inc.
$75,000
To help support Classroom, Inc.'s school day, afterschool, and summer programming in inner-city Catholic schools

Entrepreneurial Ventures in Education (dba Summer Advantage USA)
$75,000
To provide program support for a free, high-quality and transformative summer learning experience for middle school children who attend NYC public schools in Zone 126 in Queens

Fund for the City of New York, Inc.
$100,000
To help support the Child Care and Early Education Fund, a collaborative fund dedicated to improving early care and education in New York City

George Jackson Academy
$80,000
To provide general operating support for this transformative elementary and middle school program for low-income boys in New York City

Good Shepherd Services
$100,000
To help support their afterschool and summer programs in East New York and Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Growth Philanthropy Network
$20,000
To help support formation of a New York City Early Childhood Working Group

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

Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, Inc.
$100,000
To help support the Explorers Academy afterschool program and efforts to pilot and refine instructional approaches to preventing summer learning loss

New York Interschool Association, Inc.
$70,000
To help support the Faculty Diversity Search program to recruit and retain minority teachers in independent schools and provide capacity building support to explore new funding sources and opportunities, work more effectively and efficiently with technology to do recruitment and candidate profiling, and develop an innovative program to help retain new faculty in independent schools

ParentChild+ Inc. (FKA The Parent-Child Home Program, Inc.)
$200,000 (over two years)
To help support implementation of the Parent-Child Home Program with family child care providers and an evaluation of the PCHP for Family Childcare Care model

Phipps Neighborhoods, Inc.
$50,000
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

Storefront Academy Harlem (aka The Children's Storefront)
$50,000 (over two years)
To help provide general operating support for this tuition-free private school which serves children in prekindergarten through 8th grade

Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation
$75,000
To help support expansion of the Home-based Childcare Training Institute's early childhood education training and CDA credentialing program for home-based childcare providers