- Grant Seekers
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.
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 Bridge to Enter Mathematics program 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
Brooklyn Public Library
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
To prepare NYC public school students to become tomorrow’s leaders through Read to Lead
To further expand, refine, and evaluate Rising Readers, a 4-5th grade after-school literacy enrichment
The Fund for Public Schools, Inc.
To support Pre-K Explore, a comprehensive, two-year professional learning track for early childhood educators
The Grace Opportunity Project
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
$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
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.
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)
To help support Read Alliance FY 19 School Year and Summer Programs
ScriptEd (dba Code Nation)
To support New York City programming
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
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.
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
$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.
To support the Post-Secondary Success Initiative (PSSI) and build Eagle Academy's capacity to measure impact
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
$125,000 (over three years)
To support the College Completion Innovation Fund's 2020 Award Cycle
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.
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
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.
To help support the College and Career Program
uAspire (previously known as ACCESS)
To support uAspire's College Affordability advising in New York in partnership with the CollegeBound Initiative
To help amplify young adult voices in New York City's postsecondary systems