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.]

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

2019 Grants

Barnard College
To strengthen and extend programs serving disadvantaged students and help support the academic success and persistence of these students at particularly vulnerable stages in the academic pipeline

Bottom Line
$250,000 (over two years)
To support the Bottom Line College Success Program in New York

College Access: Research & Action (CARA)
$130,000 (over two years)
To improve CARA’s peer-to-peer college access and persistence training programs in NYC

The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc.
To support the Post-Secondary Success Initiative (PSSI) and build Eagle Academy's capacity to measure impact

East Side House Settlement, Inc.
To help support the Post-Secondary Pathways (PSP) program as it expands to serve more students and facilitate the transition of participants from training and certification into the workforce

Graduate NYC!
$125,000 (over three years)
To support the College Completion Innovation Fund's 2020 Award Cycle

HYPOTHEkids Inc.
To support Hk Maker Lab and Bioforce which prepare youth to pursue STEM degrees and careers in biotech

Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Inc.
$60,000 (over two years)
To support a pilot college access and success program in four archdiocesan high schools in partnership with College Advising Corps and PeerForward and the Job Opportunities Program

National College Advising Corps Inc.
To support College Advising Corps' (CAC) continued expansion efforts in New York City

New Visions for Public Schools
$175,000 (over fifteen months)
To support the continued development and strengthening of New Visions' key postsecondary pathway initiatives:  College Advising Pilot and Transfer 2 Career Collaborative

The New York Opportunity Network, Inc. dba The Opportunity Network
$200,000 (over two years)
To support OppNet’s two core programs: its founding, direct-service OppNet Fellows program, and its community and capacity-building OppNet Partnerships program

To support OneGoal's college access and success work with New York City students

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, Inc.
$300,000 (over three years)
To support the continued expansion of the SEO Scholars program in New York City through its "Opportunity X 2" initiative

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

uAspire (previously known as ACCESS)
To support uAspire's College Affordability advising in New York in partnership with the CollegeBound Initiative

Young Invincibles
To help amplify young adult voices in New York City's postsecondary systems