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

America On Tech, Inc. (FKA New York On Tech)
$100,000 (over two years)
To support AOT’s pipeline of NYC-based out-of-school-time technology education programs for underestimated BIPOC high school students

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support efforts to provide the highest quality early childhood education to low-income families in Brooklyn

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

Horizons New York City
$125,000 (over two years)
To expand Horizons programs throughout the five boroughs and sustain existing programs

Mouse Inc.
To help support in-school and after-school programming across New York City, including Design League and Mouse Create

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

ScriptEd (dba Code Nation)
To provide a multi-tier coding and career development program for youth in New York City

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

Start Lighthouse
To support Literacy Hubs in Title I schools in the Bronx

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

Bottom Line
$250,000 (over two years)
To support its College Access and Success programs in New York

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

The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc.
For the Eagles Soaring Beyond initiative, which supports current students and Eagle alumni as they transition to postsecondary pursuits

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

The Fund for Public Schools, Inc.
To support the Pathways Advising Initiative

HYPOTHEkids Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To provide underserved students with hands-on science and engineering educational and mentoring experiences

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

National Education Equity Lab, Inc.
To support access to college coursework from top colleges and universities in NYC public high schools

The New York Opportunity Network, Inc. dba The Opportunity Network
$175,000 (over two years)
To help support and expand the Fellows program and the Career Fluency® Partnerships program in New York City

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

uAspire (previously known as ACCESS)
$150,000 (over two years)
To support uAspire's direct service, training and technical assistance, and policy and systems change work in New York City

The Urban Assembly, Inc.
To support Postsecondary Success programs

Young Invincibles
To help elevate youth voice to address the systemic inequities that exist in higher education policies, programs, and practices across New York campuses