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

2014 Grants

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

Bottom Line
To help expand the College Success Program to serve 795 New York City youth

Breakthrough New York, Inc.
To provide general operating support

Cornelia Connelly Center for Education
$100,000 (over two years)
To help support the Holy Child Middle School for low-income girls

Cristo Rey New York High School
To provide general support

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
$150,000 (over two years)
To provide general operating support

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

Goddard Riverside Community Center
To be divided as follows: $125,000 each year for the Options Strategic Plan; and an additional $50,000 to support the evaluation of the Options Institute's NYC Department of Education training project

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

Harlem RBI, Inc. dba DREAM
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support the continued operation and expansion of Harlem RBI's South Bronx site as well as youth retention efforts across all programs

$200,000 (over two years)
To match the fourth and fifth year of a Social Innovation Fund grant and help support iMentor's growth in New York City

Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Inc.
To help support the Job Opportunities Program (JOP), which provides job-readiness workshops, college-preparation mentorships, and summer internships for highly motivated low-income high school juniors and seniors from inner-city Catholic high schools

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

The New York-Presbyterian Hospital
For a final grant in support of the Lang Youth Medical Program

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

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 help support the College All-Stars program