The Schott Foundation’s core belief is that a broad-based grassroots movement is central to creating the systemic change that is needed to address the disparities poor children and children of color face in our nation’s public education system.

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To help build this movement, Schott provides grants and other supports to campaigns led by parents, students and other advocates seeking to bring equity to the following issue areas:

In its pivotal role as both funder and advocate, Schott has supported strategies such as media campaigns, community organizing, litigation, leadership development, ballot initiatives and action research to build public will to guarantee that every child has access to high quality public education.

You can follow the latest news and commentary from Schott’s grantees and allies through our Opportunity to Learn Network.

Please note: the Foundation does not accept or respond to unsolicited grant proposals, inquiries or letters of intent. Schott Foundation grant applications are by invitation only.

Our Grantees

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) is a national network of foundation professionals, social entrepreneurs and other change makers who strive for excellence in the practice of philanthropy.
Executives' Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Boys and Men of Color
The Executives' Alliance is a national philanthropic alliance that will "evaluate promising approaches, advocate for effective public policy and systems change, and invest in young men as assets for America’s future."
Friends of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Friends of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is a fiscally sponsored project of NEO Philanthropy, a 501(c)(3) public charity, designed to strengthen the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR), an independent, nonpartisan executive branch agency. Friends of USCCR conducts strategic communications efforts & community outreach, & sponsors events, to amplify the non-partisan voice of USCCR, increase public engagement with its work, & support effective federal civil rights oversight & enforcement.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Funders for LGBTQ Issues works to increase the scale and impact of philanthropic resources aimed at enhancing the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promoting equity, and advancing racial, economic and gender justice.
Grantmakers for Education
Grantmakers for Education strengthens education philanthropy in the US to improve education outcomes and opportunity for all learners.