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

2018 Grants

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

The Boys' Club of New York
$25,000
To fund professional development that supports the creation of a college-going culture within the Boys’ Club of New York

Cornelia Connelly Center for Education
$50,000
To provide general operating support for the Cornelia Connelly Center middle school and graduate support services

East Side House Settlement, Inc.
$75,000
To help support the Post-Secondary Pathways (PSP) program as it expands to serve more students and facilitate the transition of participants from training and certification into the workforce

iMentor
$200,000 (over two years)
To continue to strengthen the iMentor program in New York City 

National College Advising Corps Inc.
$125,000
To help support the CAC's expansion in New York City

OneGoal
$75,000
To support OneGoal's expansion in New York City schools

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

Union Settlement Association, Inc.
$50,000
To help support Union Settlement's College Readiness Program

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