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 2019

America On Tech, Inc. (FKA New York On Tech)
$50,000
To help support out-of-school time technology education programs for underserved students

The Art of Problem Solving Foundation
$50,000
To support the Bridge to Enter Mathematics program in New York City

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society
$75,000
To provide early education and learning activities to more than 400 children in Brooklyn's vulnerable neighborhoods and professional development to staff

Brooklyn Public Library
$50,000
To support the second-year pilot of Brooklyn Public Library (BPL)’s Team up to Read, an eight-week literacy program for children ages 5-9 and their caregivers

Classroom, Inc.
$65,000
To prepare NYC public school students to become tomorrow’s leaders through Read to Lead

ExpandEDSchools
$60,000
To further expand, refine, and evaluate Rising Readers, a 4-5th grade after-school literacy enrichment

The Fund for Public Schools, Inc.
$75,000
To support Pre-K Explore, a comprehensive, two-year professional learning track for early childhood educators

The Grace Opportunity Project
$75,000
To support year-round, holistic out-of-school time programming for under-served, low-income, and academically struggling K-8 students in New York City public schools

Harlem RBI, Inc. dba DREAM
$200,000 (over two years)
To help ensure that the DREAM’s out-of-school (OST) programs, in East Harlem and the South Bronx, continue to provide academic support and college access services to elementary, middle school, high school, and college students

Horizons National Student Enrichment Program, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To help establish a New York City regional affiliate and launch two new Horizons programs

Mouse Inc.
$75,000 (over fourteen months)
To help support Mouse's STEM and computer science work with students, teachers and mentors in NYC during academic year 2020

The New York Community Trust
$100,000
To support Early Childhood Partners NYC, a collaborative funding network dedicated to insuring that all children in New York City enter kindergarten prepared for lifelong success

New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute
$125,000 (over fifteen months)
To help support the Early Childhood Leadership Initiative and the administration of a new early childhood scholarship initiative

Power of Two, a project of Fund for the City of New York, Inc.
$75,000
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 Biobehavioral Catch-up

Read Alliance, Inc. (formerly Reading Excellence and Discovery Foundation, Inc. dba Read Alliance)
$100,000
To help support Read Alliance FY 19 School Year and Summer Programs

ScriptEd (dba Code Nation)
$75,000
To support New York City programming

Springboard Collaborative
$75,000
To support Springboard Summer in New York City

Summer on the Hill
$90,000 (over two years)
To provide general support to enrich the education of high-achieving, low-income public school students, facilitate their access to high-quality educational opportunities, and help pave the way for academic and life-long success

Urban Arts Partnership
$50,000
To teach students to create original video games, master computer programming, and improve academic achievement through the School of Interactive Arts afterschool and summer pre-college 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 2019

Barnard College
$50,000
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

Bottom Line
$250,000 (over two years)
To support the Bottom Line College Success Program in New York

College Access: Research & Action (CARA)
$130,000 (over two years)
To improve CARA’s peer-to-peer college access and persistence training programs in NYC

The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc.
$100,000
To support the Post-Secondary Success Initiative (PSSI) and build Eagle Academy's capacity to measure impact

East Side House Settlement, Inc.
$75,000
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

Graduate NYC!
$125,000 (over three years)
To support the College Completion Innovation Fund's 2020 Award Cycle

HYPOTHEkids Inc.
$50,000
To support Hk Maker Lab and Bioforce which prepare youth to pursue STEM degrees and careers in biotech

Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Inc.
$60,000 (over two years)
To support a pilot college access and success program in four archdiocesan high schools in partnership with College Advising Corps and PeerForward and the Job Opportunities Program

National College Advising Corps Inc.
$150,000
To support College Advising Corps' (CAC) continued expansion efforts in New York City

New Visions for Public Schools
$175,000 (over fifteen months)
To support the continued development and strengthening of New Visions' key postsecondary pathway initiatives:  College Advising Pilot and Transfer 2 Career Collaborative

The New York Opportunity Network, Inc. dba The Opportunity Network
$200,000 (over two years)
To support OppNet’s two core programs: its founding, direct-service OppNet Fellows program, and its community and capacity-building OppNet Partnerships program

OneGoal
$75,000
To support OneGoal's college access and success work with New York City students

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, Inc.
$300,000 (over three years)
To support the continued expansion of the SEO Scholars program in New York City through its "Opportunity X 2" initiative

Student/Sponsor Partnership, Inc.
$50,000
To help support the College and Career Program

uAspire (previously known as ACCESS)
$75,000
To support uAspire's College Affordability advising in New York in partnership with the CollegeBound Initiative

Young Invincibles
$50,000
To help amplify young adult voices in New York City's postsecondary systems