Grantmaking

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.

Click here to view our current grantees.

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

Community Asset Development Redefining Education

CADRE's mission is to solidify and advance parent leadership to ensure that all children are rightfully educated regardless of where they live. CADRE seeks to effect policy change and mobilize political will through new parent participation models that preserve and expand the right to education for all South LA children and youth.

Dignity in Schools Campaign

The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) challenges the systemic problem of pushout in our nation's schools and advocates for the human right of every child to a quality education and to be treated with dignity. The DSC unites parents, youth, educators and advocates in a campaign to promote local and national alternatives to a culture of zero-tolerance, punishment and removal. (Fiscal sponsor: NESRI)

Donors' Education Collaborative
The Donors' Education Collaborative (DEC) is dedicated to systemic reform of New York City public schools. Its members pool funds to advance equity, opportunity, and excellence for all students—including those facing the greatest challenges.
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."

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