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

2013 Grants

Barnard College
$50,000 (over fourteen months)
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

Bottom Line
To provide support for expanding the College Success Program for New York City youth

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

Breakthrough New York, Inc.
Divided as follows: $35,000 to help support Breakthrough New York's college access programming and $15,000 to help support strategic planning

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

Cristo Rey New York High School
To provide general support

De La Salle Academy
$150,000 (over three years)
To provide an administrative capacity building grant as the school moves to a new home

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

The Fresh Air Fund, Inc.
As a final grant to help support the College Connections program

George Jackson Academy
$180,000 (over two years)
To renew general support for this model school for minority boys

Harlem Academy
$120,000 (over two years)
To provide general support for this academically rigorous independent school

Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Inc.
To help support HEAF's continuum of out-of-school-time educational and youth development programs for high-potential, underserved students beginning in middle school through to completion of college

To match the third year of a Social Innovation Fund grant and support the continued expansion of the College Transition program (formerly College Success) in NYC and a six-year independent evaluation of iMentor's impact on college readiness

Jewish Home Lifecare Manhattan (formerly The Jewish Home and Hospital for Aged)
To help support the Geriatric Career Development program for at-risk high-school youth

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

The New York Opportunity Network, Inc. dba The Opportunity Network
$120,000 (over two years)
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 STEM Posse Program

Prep for Prep
$175,000 (over two years)
To help build the capacity of Prep's Alumni Affairs office to serve and draw upon the growing body of Prep graduates

Regis High School
As a final grant to help support REACH's comprehensive recruiting and admissions program

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, Inc.
$325,000 (over three years)
To help support SEO's OpportunityX2 initiative

St. Aloysius Education Clinic (aka Education Clinic, Inc.)
To help support the Clinic's year-round academic enrichment programs for underserved children and youth

Student/Sponsor Partnership, Inc.
To help support the School Coordinators at SSP partner schools

Summer on the Hill
To 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