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

2017 Grants

Barnard College
$50,000
To strengthen programs serving disadvantaged students and help support the academic success and persistence of these students at particularly vulnerable stages in the academic pipeline

Bottom Line
$200,000 (over two years)
To help support Bottom Line’s growing College Success Program

East Harlem Tutorial Program, Inc.
$150000 (over two years)
To provide general operating support for EHTP's out-of-school-time programs

East Side House Settlement, Inc.
$50,000 (over fifteen months)
To launch a pilot of the Post-Secondary Pathways (PSP) program

George Jackson Academy
$150,000 (over two years)
To provide general operating support for this model elementary and middle school program for low-income boys in New York City

Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Inc.
$35,000
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 schools

Legal Outreach, Inc.
$100,000
To help support the summer Law and Justice Institute for rising ninth graders and the year-round, multi-faceted, four-year College Bound program for vulnerable and under-served high school students

The New York Opportunity Network, Inc. dba The Opportunity Network
$150,000 (over two years)
For general operating support to help provide low-income public high school students with access to career development training, professional networks, and competitive colleges

OneGoal
$50,000 (over fifteen months)
To support OneGoal's expansion in New York City schools

The Posse Foundation, Inc.
$50,000
To help support the Posse New York STEM Program

Student/Sponsor Partnership, Inc.
$50,000
To help support the College and Career Program

Union Settlement Association, Inc.
$50,000
To provide time-limited support for key programs serving college-bound and disconnected youth, preschool children, and senior citizens