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.

[Please also note that grants made prior to July 1, 2017 are classified under our previous Education Program guidelines.]

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

2011 Grants

Barnard College
To help support the academic success and persistence of students from underserved communities at particularly vulnerable stages in the academic pipeline and in fields in which they are traditionally underrepresented

The Boys' Club of New York
$120,000 (over two years)
To help support the Independent School Placement Program

Breakthrough New York, Inc.
To provide general operating support for Breakthrough New York

Bronxworks, Inc.
To help support the Center for Achieving Future Education college access program

The Children's Storefront (aka Storefront Academy Harlem)
To help support the High School Placement and Alumni Relations Initiative

College Summit, Inc.
To be used over eighteen months to support its college access programs in New York City

Cornelia Connelly Center for Education
To help support the Holy Child Middle School for low-income girls

Cristo Rey New York High School
To provide general support

De La Salle Academy
For a special, one-time-only contribution, in memory of John P. Casey, to provide expendable scholarships for promising young men from low-income backgrounds

Early Steps, Inc.
To help increase the number of minority students in independent schools at the primary grade level

The East Harlem School at Exodus House
$275,000 (over three years)
To provide general operating support and help with the design and execution of a professional development and retention strategy for faculty

The Fund for Public Schools, Inc.
To help support Year One of the NYC Summer Learning Initiative

George Jackson Academy
$200,000 (over two years)
To renew general support for this model school for minority boys

Harlem Academy
$100,000 (over two years)
To provide general support for this academically rigorous independent elementary school.

Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Inc.
To help support HEAF's High Expectations Middle School Program

Hunts Point Alliance for Children
To help support HPAC's Career and Education Mentoring Program

To provide matching funds for a federal Social Innovation Fund grant and support the expansion of the College Success Program in New York City

Jewish Home Lifecare Manhattan (formerly The Jewish Home and Hospital for Aged)
To help support the Geriatric Career Development Youth Workforce Program

Legal Outreach, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To help support the College Bound Program

The Manhattan Country School, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To help support capacity-building efforts

The New York Opportunity Network, Inc. dba The Opportunity Network
To help provide low-income public high school students access to career development training, professional networks, and competitive colleges

The New York-Presbyterian Hospital
To help support the Lang Youth Medical Program

The Posse Foundation, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To help support the Posse New York Science Posse Program

Prep for Prep
As a final grant to help support year three of Prep's conversion to and implementation of an updated organization-wide database

St. Aloysius Education Clinic (aka Education Clinic, Inc.)
To help support the Academic Achievement and Cultural Enrichment Program (AACE) for academically promising inner-city children

Student/Sponsor Partnership, Inc.
To help support the School Coordinator Stipend Initiative

Summer on the Hill
To help provide academic enrichment and counseling for promising underserved students from Manhattan and the Bronx

The Urban Dove, Inc.
To renew support for the College All-Stars program