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

2018 Grants

Entrepreneurial Ventures in Education (dba Summer Advantage USA)
$50,000
To provide support for a free, high-quality summer learning experience for children who attend New York City public schools in Brooklyn and Queens

Mouse Inc.
$50,000 (over fifteen months)
To help support the merger of Mouse and Code/Interactive

The New York Community Trust
$100,000
To support Early Childhood Partners NYC, a collaborative funding network dedicated to ensuring that all NYC children enter kindergarten prepared for lifelong success

New York On Tech
$35,000
To help support out-of-school time technology education programs for underserved students

The Parent-Child Home Program, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To support further growth, assessment, and improvement of the Family Child Care program in NYC, and a new partnership with the Public Prep charter network to extend PCHP's one-on-one home visiting model to Public Prep families

Read Alliance, Inc. (formerly Reading Excellence and Discovery Foundation, Inc. dba Read Alliance)
$100,000
To support the Read Alliance FY 18 School Year and Summer Reading Programs

Summer on the Hill
$50,000
To provide high-quality academic enrichment and guidance on school choices to high-achieving, low-income public school students in grades 3 - 12 from the Bronx and Upper Manhattan