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

America On Tech, Inc. (FKA New York On Tech)
$50,000
To help support out-of-school time technology education programs for underserved students

The Art of Problem Solving Foundation
$50,000
To support the Bridge to Enter Mathematics program in New York City

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society
$75,000
To provide early education and learning activities to more than 400 children in Brooklyn's vulnerable neighborhoods and professional development to staff

Brooklyn Public Library
$50,000
To support the second-year pilot of Brooklyn Public Library (BPL)’s Team up to Read, an eight-week literacy program for children ages 5-9 and their caregivers

Classroom, Inc.
$65,000
To prepare NYC public school students to become tomorrow’s leaders through Read to Lead

ExpandEDSchools (formerly The After-School Corporation)
$60,000
To further expand, refine, and evaluate Rising Readers, a 4-5th grade after-school literacy enrichment

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

The Grace Opportunity Project
$75,000
To support year-round, holistic out-of-school time programming for under-served, low-income, and academically struggling K-8 students in New York City public schools

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 Early Childhood Professional Development Institute
$125,000 (over fifteen months)
To help support the Early Childhood Leadership Initiative and the administration of a new early childhood scholarship initiative

Power of Two, a project of Fund for the City of New York, Inc.
$75,000
To provide general operating support for Power of Two to serve infants and toddlers and their primary caregivers through a short-term, evidence-based home visiting program, Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up

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

ScriptEd (dba Code Nation)
$75,000
To support New York City programming

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

Urban Arts Partnership
$50,000
To teach students to create original video games, master computer programming, and improve academic achievement through the School of Interactive Arts afterschool and summer pre-college program