Our Philanthropy

Schott is a national public fund serving as a bridge between philanthropic partners and advocates to build movements to provide all students an opportunity to learn.

Our Grantees

Schott’s movement building strategy includes grants and other vital supports to campaigns led by parents, students and other advocates working to guarantee that every child has access to high quality public education.

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Our Collaboration with Philanthropic Partners

Schott is a public fund with strategic grantmaking and regrants management capacity.

Schott was founded as a family foundation and became a public fund in 1991. We have a solid reputation for strategic grantmaking, using funds we raise from philanthropic partners who trust our strategies to regrant funds where they’ll be most effective in achieving systemic change. Schott works closely with grantees, providing capacity-building supports, measuring progress against clear benchmarks, and providing rigorous reports to our funding partners.

Engaged leadership to encourage social justice philanthropy

Schott staff works diligently within key philanthropic spheres to elevate strategic grantmaking that lifts the voices of advocates and their allies for social change. We work with local, regional, and family foundations, corporate funders and large national foundations to maximize resources that support social justice endeavors. Schott has played a key role in developing and sustaining several local and national donor collaboratives, such as New York City’s Donors’ Education Collaborative and the Fund for Girls and Women of Color.

Convening diverse stakeholders to foster collaboration and enhance outcomes

Thinking outside the box requires connecting across silos. Schott often convenes stakeholders, including funders and advocates, youth leaders, parents, teachers, and policy makers to devise creative solutions and build commitment to work together for change.

Assisting individual donors

Schott has a broad overview of the field of social justice philanthropy and deep knowledge of the most effective organizations working to make change in their neighborhoods and throughout the country. Schott staff aid individual donors and newly emerging family foundations in making highly leveraged investments by providing advice and technical assistance.