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

2015 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 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.
To provide general operating support for Breakthrough New York

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

East Harlem Tutorial Program, Inc.
$170,000 (over two years)
To provide support for EHTP's continuum of out-of-school time and college success programming for underserved children and youth

Education Clinic, Inc. (aka St. Aloysius Education Clinic)
To help support the Academic Achievement and Cultural Enrichment Program (AACE) for academically promising inner-city children

Graduate NYC!
To help support the College Completion Innovation Fund

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 underserved minority students throughout 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 (GCD) Program

Legal Outreach, Inc.
To help support the College 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.
$100,000 (over two years)
To help support the Posse New York STEM Posse Program

Prep for Prep
To provide capacity building support to help create a dedicated communications team and expand and improve Prep's overall communication efforts

Read Alliance, Inc. (formerly Reading Excellence and Discovery Foundation, Inc. dba Read Alliance)
To provide general support for READ's early literacy work in New York City

Student/Sponsor Partnership, Inc.
To help support services for SSP's students, mentors, and 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