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

2019 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

College Access: Research & Action (CARA)
$130,000 (over two years)
To improve CARA’s peer-to-peer college access and persistence training programs in NYC

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

HYPOTHEkids Inc.
$50,000
To support Hk Maker Lab and Bioforce which prepare youth to pursue STEM degrees and careers in biotech

National College Advising Corps Inc.
$150,000
To support College Advising Corps' (CAC) continued expansion efforts in New York City

New Visions for Public Schools
$175,000 (over fifteen months)
To support the continued development and strengthening of New Visions' key postsecondary pathway initiatives:  College Advising Pilot and Transfer 2 Career Collaborative

The New York Opportunity Network, Inc. dba The Opportunity Network
$200,000 (over two years)
To support OppNet’s two core programs: its founding, direct-service OppNet Fellows program, and its community and capacity-building OppNet Partnerships program

OneGoal
$75,000
To support OneGoal's college access and success work with New York City students

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

uAspire (previously known as ACCESS)
$75,000
To support uAspire's College Affordability advising in New York in partnership with the CollegeBound Initiative