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 2023

The City University of New York Office of Academic Affairs
To help support tutors and staff who participate in the CUNY Reading Corps

$450,000 (over two years)
For the High-Impact Tutoring initiative

Harlem RBI, Inc. dba DREAM
$200,000 (over two years)
To support afterschool, summer, and post-secondary programming for young people in East Harlem and the South Bronx

Springboard Collaborative
$150,000 (over two years)
To provide summer and after-school literacy programming for Pre-K-3rd grade students in New York City

Teaching Matters, Inc.
For Early Learning Matters

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 2023

CUNY Office of K-16 Initiatives
$125,000 (over three years)
To support the CCIF's work with current grantees, a strategic review, and the FY24 grant cycle

East Side House Settlement, Inc.
To continue to expand the Post-Secondary Pathways program, including embedding services within high schools

Marcy Lab, Inc.
To promote lifelong economic mobility for underestimated young adults through technology education

Student/Sponsor Partnership, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To support the College and Career Program

Urban Assembly Inc.
To support Postsecondary Success programs