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

2015 Grants

The B.E.L.L. Foundation, Inc.
$100,000
To help support programmatic activities for scholars in BELL Summer in New York City

The B.E.L.L. Foundation, Inc.
$50,000 (over fifteen months)
To help build the New York office's capacity in fundraising

Center for Family Life in Sunset Park
$50,000
To help support the Life Lines Community Arts Project

Citizen Schools, Inc.
$75,000 (over two years)
To help support a network of afterschool programs in New York City

Child Care, Inc. dba Center for Children's Initiatives
$50,000
To help support training and consultation to early childhood programs to implement the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment System and promote the social/emotional development of young children

Classroom, Inc.
$75,000
To help support Classroom, Inc.'s school day, afterschool, and summer programming in inner-city Catholic schools

Entrepreneurial Ventures in Education (dba Summer Advantage USA)
$75,000
To provide program support for a free, high-quality and transformative summer learning experience for middle school children who attend NYC public schools in Zone 126 in Queens

Fund for the City of New York, Inc.
$100,000
To help support the Child Care and Early Education Fund, a collaborative fund dedicated to improving early care and education in New York City

George Jackson Academy
$80,000
To provide general operating support for this transformative elementary and middle school program for low-income boys in New York City

Good Shepherd Services
$100,000
To help support their afterschool and summer programs in East New York and Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Growth Philanthropy Network
$20,000
To help support formation of a New York City Early Childhood Working Group

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center
$50,000
To provide capacity building support to help enhance the after school program

Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, Inc.
$100,000
To help support the Explorers Academy afterschool program and efforts to pilot and refine instructional approaches to preventing summer learning loss

New York Interschool Association, Inc.
$70,000
To help support the Faculty Diversity Search program to recruit and retain minority teachers in independent schools and provide capacity building support to explore new funding sources and opportunities, work more effectively and efficiently with technology to do recruitment and candidate profiling, and develop an innovative program to help retain new faculty in independent schools

The Parent-Child Home Program, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To help support implementation of the Parent-Child Home Program with family child care providers and an evaluation of the PCHP for Family Childcare Care model

Phipps Neighborhoods, Inc.
$50,000
To help support the Education and Learning Initiative, designed to strengthen academic services across the Youth Services Division, and to extend it to programming for out-of-school youth

Storefront Academy Harlem (aka The Children's Storefront)
$50,000 (over two years)
To help provide general operating support for this tuition-free private school which serves children in prekindergarten through 8th grade

Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation
$75,000
To help support expansion of the Home-based Childcare Training Institute's early childhood education training and CDA credentialing program for home-based childcare providers