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.]

Increase access to and success in high-quality post-secondary educational opportunities.

Results Sought:

  1. Significantly improve the social-emotional capacities of youth essential to college and career success
  2. Increase the number of underserved students enrolled in and completing college
  3. Increase the number of underserved students enrolled in and completing other high-quality post-secondary training and credentialing programs

2009 Grants

Brooklyn Friends School
To help support the Horizons summer academic enrichment program at Brooklyn Friends School

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society
$100,000 (over two years)
To support BKS in accelerating the development of children’s language and cognitive skills and supporting parents with literacy activities they can do at home

Brooklyn Public Library
To help support the First Five Years Initiative and provide capacity building support in outcome measurement

Classroom, Inc.
To help support Classroom, Inc.’s school day, after school, and summer programming in inner- city Archdiocese of New York schools

East Harlem Tutorial Program, Inc.
To provide general operating support to this youth development program

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
To help provide intensive professional development for inner-city Catholic middle- and high school teachers to improve the teaching of American History

Groundwork, Inc.
To help support Groundwork for Youth

The Hispanic Federation, Inc.
To help support year two of the Parent Pathways to Child Achievement/Caminos al Exito Academico project

Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Inc.
To help support the JOP (Job Opportunities Program) of job-readiness workshops, life-skills seminars, summer internship placements, and college-preparation mentorships for highly motivated high school students from low-income communities

Literacy, Inc.
To help enhance reading opportunities for children and families in low-income communities

Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, Inc.
To help strengthen the Explorers and Juniors Academies

New York Interschool Association, Inc.
To help support the Faculty Diversity Search program to recruit and retain minority teachers in independent schools

The Partnership for Inner-City Education
$100,000 (over two years)
To help support the Principal Academy, an initiative to identify and train new leaders for the Inner-City Catholic elementary schools in New York City

Read Alliance, Inc. (formerly Reading Excellence and Discovery Foundation, Inc. dba Read Alliance)
To help support READ’s year-round parochial school program and for summer programming open to all students

United Way of New York City
To help support the Child Care and Early Education Fund, a collaborative fund dedicated to improving early care and education in New York City