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

2019 Grants

The Fund for Public Schools, Inc.
$75,000
To support Pre-K Explore, a comprehensive, two-year professional learning track for early childhood educators

Harlem RBI, Inc. dba DREAM
$200,000 (over two years)
To help ensure that the DREAM’s out-of-school (OST) programs, in East Harlem and the South Bronx, continue to provide academic support and college access services to elementary, middle school, high school, and college students

Horizons National Student Enrichment Program, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To help establish a New York City regional affiliate and launch two new Horizons programs

Mouse Inc.
$75,000 (over fourteen months)
To help support Mouse's STEM and computer science work with students, teachers and mentors in NYC during academic year 2020

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

New York On Tech
$50,000
To help support out-of-school time technology education programs for underserved students

Read Alliance, Inc. (formerly Reading Excellence and Discovery Foundation, Inc. dba Read Alliance)
$100,000
To help support Read Alliance FY 19 School Year and Summer Programs

Springboard Collaborative
$75,000
To support Springboard Summer in New York City

Summer on the Hill
$90,000 (over two years)
To provide general support to enrich the education of high-achieving, low-income public school students, facilitate their access to high-quality educational opportunities, and help pave the way for academic and life-long success