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

2010 Grants

Bank Street College of Education
$210,000 (over two years)
To support the Liberty LEADS college preparation and leadership development program for inner-city youth

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
To help support the Independent School Placement Program

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 Department

College Summit, Inc.
To help support the expansion of 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
$150,000 (over three years)
To provide a capacity building grant to restructure De La Salle's administrative team and implement an effective succession plan.

Dominican Academy of the City of New York
To help explore the feasibility of providing a program to prepare high-potential middle school girls to gain acceptance into selective Catholic high schools with the scholarships needed to attend them

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

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

Goddard Riverside Community Center
$300,000 over two years, divided as follows: $125,000 each year to help support the Options Center, and $25,000 each year for capacity building to implement the Options Strategic Plan.

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 capacity building activities and the Team Enrichment Program

Legal Outreach, Inc.
To help support the College Bound program

New Heights Youth, Inc.
For general support for this youth development and college access program for student-athletes from underserved communities

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.
To help support the Posse New York Science Posse Program

Prep for Prep
To help support Prep's conversion to and implementation of an updated organization-wide database

Regis High School
To help support development and early implementation of REACH's comprehensive recruiting and admissions program

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, Inc.
$300,000 (over three years)
To help support the SEO Scholars Program

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

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 TEAK Fellowship, Inc.
To help support the TEAK Fellowship program for academically talented students from low-income communities

The Town School, Inc.
To help support Breakthrough New York

Trey Whitfield School
For general support for this independent school serving children from low-income families in Brooklyn's East New York community

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