Schott's core belief is that a grassroots movement is critical to systemic change in the disparities poor children and children of color face in our nation’s schools. In helping to build this movement, Schott recognizes its pivotal role as both funder and advocate.
Our operational strategy extends beyond simple grantmaking to offer our grantees and allied organizations additional supports in network building, policy analysis and communications. It is this combination of financial and operational supports that produces well-resourced campaigns for policy reform.
Schott’s grantees wage these campaigns at the city, state and federal levels, often focusing on a particular issue within the broader landscape of education reform. Though many advocates and funders operate in issue silos, the Schott Foundation sees five key issues as pillars for a cohesive strategy that bridges the opportunity gap for all students:
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