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

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."
Franklin Forum
The Franklin Forum is a communications organization that provides media training and support, including message development and speaker promotion, to strengthen top progressive messengers and messaging.
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.
Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing
The Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing was created to increase the competency and sophistication of youth organizing while building momentum and interest in this work among funders, community organizations and others.
Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality
The Center on Poverty and Inequality works with policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and advocates to develop effective policies and practices that alleviate poverty and inequality in the United States. The Center's areas of anti-poverty work include national, state, and local policy and program recommendations that help marginalized girls, promote effective workforce and education policies and programs for disconnected youth, and develop policy to combat deep poverty.

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