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

2008 Grants

Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, Inc.
To help support the Health Science Academy for minority youth and young adults

The Boys' Club of New York
To help support the Independent School Placement Program

Bronxworks, Inc.
To help support the Center for Achieving Future Education (CAFE) college access program (Formerly Citizens Advice Bureau, Inc.)

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

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

The Crenulated Company
To help support the New Settlement Apartments College Access Center

Cristo Rey New York High School
For general support and to help support the creation and implementation of an extended math program for freshmen

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
$300,000 (over three years)
To provide general operating support and to help build a general endowment

The Futures in Education Endowment Fund for Brooklyn and Queens
To help build a 100 million endowment to provide tuition assistance to the most financially challenged elementary and high school students and improve Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens

George Jackson Academy
To help support this model school for low-income minority boys

Goddard Riverside Community Center
To help support the OPTIONS Center for Educational and Career Choice, including the College Access Professional Development Institute

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

Harlem RBI, Inc. dba DREAM
$200,000 (over two years)
To help support the Team Enrichment Program and for the implementation of the 2007 Strategic Plan

Legal Outreach, Inc.
To help support the College Bound program in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens and its expansion into the Bronx

Loyola School
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support the Father Prior Endowed Scholarship Fund

Mount Sinai School of Medicine (aka Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
To help support the Early MED-Bound program

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 Posse Foundation, Inc.
To help support the Posse New York Science Posse Program

SCAN-New York Volunteer Parent-Aides Association, Inc.
To help support the Reach for the Stars program and college tours

St. Aloysius Education Clinic (aka Education Clinic, Inc.)
To help support the Academic Achievement and Cultural Enrichment Program (AACE)

Student/Sponsor Partnership, Inc.
To provide support for the Summer Readiness Program and for collecting and using data to improve SSP student outcomes and sponsor participation

The Town School, Inc.
To help expand Breakthrough New York's high school program and provide additional support for site expansion

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