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 2018

All Our Kin
$50,000 (over fifteen months)
To expand All Our Kin's proven model for raising the quality, availability, and sustainability of family child care in New York City

America On Tech, Inc. (FKA New York On Tech)
To help support out-of-school time technology education programs for underserved students

The Art of Problem Solving Foundation
To support the expansion of Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics programming growth in New York City

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society
To provide early education and learning activities to more than 400 children in Brooklyn's vulnerable neighborhoods and professional development to staff

The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc.
To support extended learning and college readiness programming for 9th graders through the Reaching Young Men through Supplemental Education (RYSE) program

Entrepreneurial Ventures in Education (dba Summer Advantage USA)
To provide support for a free, high-quality summer learning experience for children who attend New York City public schools in Brooklyn and Queens

To expand, refine, and continue to evaluate Rising Readers, a 4th- and 5th-grade afterschool and expanded-learning literacy intervention

The Fund for Public Schools, Inc.
To support the continued expansion and evaluation of NYC Pre-K Explore, a comprehensive, two-year professional learning track with specialized training for teachers and site leaders to implement a research-based curriculum

Good Shepherd Services
$175,000 (over two years)
To help support a cluster of afterschool programs in East New York and Bedford-Stuyvesant

The Grace Opportunity Project
To provide general operating support for the GO Project's year-round educational programming for academically struggling public school students in grades K-8

Jewish Home Lifecare Manhattan (formerly The Jewish Home and Hospital for Aged)
To support the Geriatric Career Development Program for under-served NYC youth

Legal Outreach, Inc.
$125,000 (over two years)
To support the Summer Law Institute and College Bound Program, with the aim of preparing under-served NYC youth for college access and success by fostering vision, strengthening academic skills, and enhancing confidence

Mouse Inc.
$50,000 (over fifteen months)
To help support the merger of Mouse and Code/Interactive

The New York Community Trust (Early Childhood Partners NYC)
To support Early Childhood Partners NYC, a collaborative funding network dedicated to ensuring that all NYC children enter kindergarten prepared for lifelong success

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

ParentChild+ Inc. (FKA The Parent-Child Home Program, Inc.)
$200,000 (over two years)
To support further growth, assessment, and improvement of the Family Child Care program in NYC, and a new partnership with the Public Prep charter network to extend PCHP's one-on-one home visiting model to Public Prep families

Power of Two, a project of Fund for the City of New York, Inc.
To provide general operating support for Power of Two to serve infants and toddlers and their primary caregivers through a short-term, evidence-based home visiting program, Attachment and Bio-behavioral Catch-Up (ABC)

Read Alliance, Inc. (formerly Reading Excellence and Discovery Foundation, Inc. dba Read Alliance)
To support the Read Alliance FY 18 School Year and Summer Reading Programs

Read to Lead Inc. (FKA Classroom, Inc.)
To increase Classroom, Inc.'s impact in New York City by creating a professional learning community with Catholic partner schools and by expanding the use of its products in summer and afterschool programs

ScriptEd (dba Code Nation)
To support ScriptEd’s New York City-based pipeline of programming

Springboard Collaborative
To support the growth of Springboard Summer in New York City

Summer on the Hill
To provide high-quality academic enrichment and guidance on school choices to high-achieving, low-income public school students in grades 3 - 12 from the Bronx and Upper Manhattan

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 2018

Barnard College
To strengthen and extend programs serving disadvantaged students and help support the academic success and persistence of these students at particularly vulnerable stages in the academic pipeline

The Boys' Club of New York
To fund professional development that supports the creation of a college-going culture within the Boys’ Club of New York

Cornelia Connelly Center for Education
To provide general operating support for the Cornelia Connelly Center middle school and graduate support services

Cristo Rey New York High School
$140,000 (over two years)
To provide general support

East Side House Settlement, Inc.
To help support the Post-Secondary Pathways (PSP) program as it expands to serve more students and facilitate the transition of participants from training and certification into the workforce

Fund for the City of New York, Inc.
To help support Student Success Network, a Partner Project of the Fund for the City of New York

Goddard Riverside Community Center
$300,000 (over two years)
To be divided as follows:  $125,000 each year to support direct counseling services and professional development for counselors; and an additional one-time contribution of $50,000 in the first year to support the development of a data framework and pilot a Data Coop of nonprofits working in the college access and success field

Graduate NYC!
$125,000 (over three years)
To support the College Completion Innovation Fund's 2019 Grantmaking Cycle

$200,000 (over two years)
To continue to strengthen the iMentor program in New York City 

Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Inc.
To help support the Job Opportunities Program and begin to prepare students for post-secondary success

National College Advising Corps Inc.
To help support the CAC's expansion in New York City

To support OneGoal's expansion in New York City schools

Student/Sponsor Partnership, Inc.
To help support the College and Career Program

Union Settlement Association, Inc.
To help support Union Settlement's College Readiness Program

Urban Assembly Inc.
$75,000 (over fifteen months)
To address the "Summer Melt" phenomenon between high school graduation and college matriculation and support Urban Assembly alumni through the first three years of their post-secondary paths

Young Invincibles
To support #DegreesNYC and amplify the voices of young adults in New York City’s postsecondary systems