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

2020 Grants

Barnard College
$50,000 (over sixteen months)
To help support college transition, persistence, and success programming for students with high financial need

The City University of New York, University Advancement, a project of Research Foundation of City University of New York
$150,000 (over nine months)
To help support the CUNY Chancellor's Emergency Relief Fund

$250,000 (over two years)
To provide support for programming and operations in New York City

To provide support for programming and operations in New York City

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

Summer Search Foundation
$50,000 (over nine months)
To support the successful integration of peer group mentoring into the Summer Search high school program model

Urban Assembly Inc.
To address  ‘Summer Melt’, college matriculation and college persistence among Urban Assembly high school graduates