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 2020

All Our Kin
To help support the Tool Kit Licensing Program, Education Coaching Program, Business Development Program, and professional learning offerings

America On Tech, Inc. (FKA New York On Tech)
To provide support for AOT’s NYC programming designed to deliver out-of-school-time technology education for underserved NYC high school students

America On Tech, Inc. (FKA New York On Tech)
To support AOT’s TECH360 and Tech Flex Leaders Programs designed to deliver out-of-school-time technology education and internships for underserved NYC high school students

The Art of Problem Solving Foundation
$50,000 (over fourteen months)
To support BEAM Discovery and BEAM Summer Away programs which provide underrepresented young people access to intensive instruction in conceptual math

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society
To provide early education and learning activities to children in Brooklyn’s vulnerable neighborhoods and professional development to staff

Chinese-American Planning Council Inc.
$70,000 (over eighteen months)
To help support early literacy programming and related quality improvement efforts

To support continued expansion, refinement, and digital adaptation of the Rising Readers model for 4th and 5th grade afterschool literacy

To help support Youth Empowerment Summer 2020

Good Shepherd Services
For general operating support

The Grace Opportunity Project
For general support of its year-round holistic student and family support programming to help academically struggling young people succeed

HYPOTHEkids Inc.
To provide general operating support for a continuum of hands-on science and engineering educational experiences for underrepresented, low-income, middle school and high school youth

Mouse Inc.
To support Mouse's core services for teachers and students in New York City

ParentChild+ Inc. (FKA The Parent-Child Home Program, Inc.)
$200,000 (over two years)
To provide operating support for the national center's work in New York City

Power of Two, a project of Fund for the City of New York, Inc.
To provide general operating support for Po2's parent coaching work in Central Brooklyn and the South Bronx

Read Alliance, Inc.
To provide general operating support for READ's School Year and Summer Reading Programs

Read to Lead Inc. (FKA Classroom, Inc.)
To support Read to Lead implementation in New York City

ScriptEd (dba Code Nation)
To support New York City programming

Springboard Collaborative
To provide operating support for family engagement and literacy instruction in New York City

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 2020

Barnard College
$50,000 (over sixteen months)
To help support college transition, persistence, and success programming for students with high financial need

The City University of New York, University Advancement, a project of Research Foundation of City University of New York
$150,000 (over nine months)
To help support the CUNY Chancellor's Emergency Relief Fund

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

The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc.
To support the Post-Secondary Success Initiative and build EAF's capacity to promote social-emotional learning and college success

East Side House Settlement, Inc.
$75,000 (over fourteen months)
To plan and implement an expansion of the Post-Secondary Pathways program to include the food industry certifications and work experiences

Goddard Riverside Community Center
$300,000 (over two years)
To provide direct college access and success services to underrepresented young people; to provide training to college access and success professionals; and to advocate for policies and practices that lead to more equitable systems to close the postsecondary attainment gap

Graduate NYC!
$125,000 (over three years)
To support the 2021 Award Cycle of the College Completion Innovation Fund

$250,000 (over two years)
To provide support for programming and operations in New York City

National College Advising Corps Inc.
To create postsecondary access and opportunity for low-income, first generation, underrepresented students of New York City

New Visions for Public Schools
$350,000 (over two years)
To support the further development of an integrated college and career postsecondary advising model

To provide support for programming and operations in New York City

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

Summer Search
$50,000 (over nine months)
To support the successful integration of peer group mentoring into the Summer Search high school program model

uAspire (previously known as ACCESS)
To support uAspire's virtual college affordability advising of approximately 4,300 first, second and third year postsecondary students in New York in partnership with CollegeBound Initiative and Double Discovery Center

The Urban Assembly, Inc.
To address  ‘Summer Melt’, college matriculation and college persistence among Urban Assembly high school graduates

Young Invincibles
To support YI's higher education work in New York City