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 2022

All Our Kin
$150,000 (over two years)
To deepen and expand its work with family child care educators in the Bronx

The Art of Problem Solving Foundation
$100,000 (over two years)
To support the BEAM Discovery and BEAM Summer Away programs which provide underrepresented young people access to intensive instruction in conceptual math

The Grace Opportunity Project
$150,000 (over two years)
To provide general operating support for its year-round, holistic student and family support programming to help academically struggling young people succeed

Horizons National Student Enrichment Program, Inc.
To fully establish Horizons of New York City

HYPOTHEkids Inc.
To provide underserved students with hands-on science and engineering educational and mentorship experiences

New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute
$125,000 (over fifteen months)
To help support the Early Childhood Leadership Initiative in New York City to provide career and professional development and coaching to early childhood leaders

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

ParentChild+ Inc. (FKA The Parent-Child Home Program, Inc.)
$200,000 (over two years)
To continue expanding and enhancing implementation of the ParentChild+ One-on-One and Family Child Care models for families with young children in historically marginalized NYC communities

The Partnership for Inner-City Education
$150,000 (over two years)
To provide teacher and school leader support that accelerates post-pandemic student academic achievement and social-emotional growth

Power of Two, a project of Fund for the City of New York, Inc.
To provide general operating support for Power of Two’s Parent Coaching and family support work in Central Brooklyn and the South Bronx

Read Alliance, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
For the Read Alliance FY 22 and FY 23 School Year and Summer Reading Programs

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

Springboard Collaborative
To provide summer and afterschool literacy programming for PreK-3rd grade students in New York City

Teaching Matters, Inc.
For Pre-K Jumpstart to Equitable Literacy

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 2022

College Access: Research & Action (CARA)
$150,000 (over two years)
To provide general support to sustain the growth of CARA’s Peer Leadership for college access and success programs

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

The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc.
To support the Eagles Soaring Beyond initiative and build EAF's capacity to best support current students and Eagle alumni as they transition to postsecondary pursuits in education, apprenticeships, internships, and employment

East Side House Settlement, Inc.
To further expand the offerings of the Post-Secondary Pathways (PSP) program in the food industry

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

Harlem Academy
$100,000 (over two years)
To support students on the path to and through college

$250,000 (over two years)
To deliver high-impact college access and success mentoring services to thousands of potential first-generation students from historically marginalized communities across New York City

Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Inc.
To support a study of college admissions, enrollment and persistence data among predominantly low-income, minority students who have graduated Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of New York from 2007 to 2022

New Visions for Public Schools
$350,000 (over two years)
To support the further development of a postsecondary advising model to help change the paradigm of college-for-some and careers-for-others

$150,000 (over two years)
To support underserved high school students and first-year college students throughout New York City to enroll in and persist through postsecondary pathways

Phipps Neighborhoods, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To place young people in career-track employment and to guide and support their progress in those positions

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, Inc.
$375,000 (over three years)
To support the SEO Scholars program and its students in NYC as they continue to respond to the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

Summer Search
$100,000 (over two years)
To provide professional, year-round mentoring, summer experiential learning opportunities and post-secondary access and completion services to underserved high school students and post-secondary participants

uAspire (previously known as ACCESS)
To support for uAspire New York’s programming

The Urban Assembly, Inc.
To support Alumni Success programming

Young Invincibles
To help elevate youth voice to address the systemic inequities that exist in higher education in New York