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

2013 Grants

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

Brooklyn Public Library
To help support the First Five Years early literacy program and specifically Ready, Set, Kindergarten

Citizen Schools, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To help support a network of afterschool programs in New York City

Classroom, Inc.
To help support Classroom, Inc.'s school day, afterschool, and summer programming in six inner-city Archdiocese of New York schools and to strengthen the assessment and documentation of program impact

East Harlem Tutorial Program, Inc.
$170,000 (over two years)
To provide general support for EHTP's continuum of out-of-school time and college success programming for underserved children and youth

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

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
$125,000 (over two years)
To help provide intensive professional development for inner-city Catholic middle- and high-school teachers through the Teaching Literacy Through History program

Good Shepherd Services
To be used over seventeen months to help support their afterschool and summer programs in East New York and Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

The Grace Opportunity Project
To provide general operating support for the GO Project's year-round educational programming for students in grades K-8

Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Inc.
To help support the Job Opportunities Program (JOP) which provides job-readiness workshops, college-preparation mentorships, and summer internships for highly motivated low-income high school juniors and seniors from inner-city Catholic high schools

Learning Leaders, Inc.
To help support Phase II of the capacity building project to develop and implement monitoring and evaluation metrics to improve program planning, delivery, and results

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center
To provide capacity building support to help strengthen the after school program

Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, Inc.
To help strengthen the Explorers Academies and to continue to implement at one clubhouse summer small-group instruction in literacy and math

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

The Parent-Child Home Program, Inc.
To help support The Parent-Child Home Program in New York City and pilot the program with family child care providers

Reach Out And Read of Greater New York, Inc.
To provide general support for this early literacy program

Read Alliance, Inc. (formerly Reading Excellence and Discovery Foundation, Inc. dba Read Alliance)
To provide general support for Read's early literacy work in New York City

Read Alliance, Inc. (formerly Reading Excellence and Discovery Foundation, Inc. dba Read Alliance)
$30,000 (over eighteen months)
To provide capacity building support for board training and development and securing a full-time development director