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

2020 Grants

All Our Kin
$50,000
To help support the Tool Kit Licensing Program, Education Coaching Program, Business Development Program, and professional learning offerings

America On Tech, Inc. (FKA New York On Tech)
$50,000
To support AOT’s TECH360 and Tech Flex Leaders Programs designed to deliver out-of-school-time technology education and internships for underserved NYC high school students

Chinese-American Planning Council Inc.
$70,000 (over eighteen months)
To help support early literacy programming and related quality improvement efforts

ExpandEDSchools
$200,000
to help support Youth Empowerment Summer 2020

Mouse Inc.
$75,000
To support Mouse's core services for teachers and students in New York City

ParentChild+ Inc. (FKA The Parent-Child Home Program, Inc.)
$200,000 (over two years)
To provide operating support for the national center's work in New York City

Read Alliance, Inc. (formerly Reading Excellence and Discovery Foundation, Inc. dba Read Alliance)
$100,000
To provide general operating support for READ's School Year and Summer Reading Programs

Springboard Collaborative
$75,000
To provide operating support for family engagement and literacy instruction in New York City