Schott Receives $2.25M Racial Equity Grant from Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Contact: Shawna Ellis

The Schott Foundation has a long history of partnership with the Nellie Mae Education Foundation for capacity building for education and racial justice organizing. In this critical moment, we are honored to announce that Schott will receive a $2.25M grant as part of Nellie Mae’s significantly expanded funding to address anti-Black racism in public education.

“We congratulate and thank Nellie Mae for their escalated anti-racism leadership in philanthropy and making a significant contribution to the field that will help so many Black- and Brown-led organizations like Schott resource critical multi-racial, intergenerational, people-powered movements for racial justice,” said Marianna Islam, Schott’s Director of Programs and Advocacy.

Through the Nellie Mae–Schott partnership, Schott will expand its pivotal intermediary work leveraging significant philanthropic investments for education justice organizing efforts from Massachusetts to several states across the New England region. In addition, Schott will provide key parent-, student-, and educator-led grassroots organizations and national alliances with relationship-centered communications, networking and policy advocacy supports.  


The Schott Foundation is a national public fund serving as a bridge between philanthropic partners and advocates to build movements to provide students a fair and substantive opportunity to learn.