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

Early Care & Learning Council
The mission of the Early Care & Learning Council (ECLC) is to promote excellence in early care and education with equal access for all families. ECLC does this primarily through the support of and in partnership with a strong network of community-based organizations that provide Child Care Resource and Referral services.
Economic Policy Institute
The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions.
Education Justice Alliance
The Education Justice Alliance (EJA) is made of parents, students and community-based organizations in Wake County working for a reduction in the number of public school students pushed off the academic track through unfair suspensions, harsh discipline policies, and academic failure. EJA is a non-partisan grassroots group that participates in community organizing, leadership development and civic engagement efforts.
Education Voters of Pennsylvania
Education Voters Pennsylvania works to ensure our political leaders adopt and implement a pro-public education agenda. Ed Voters PA holds political leaders accountable if they fail to do so and supports elected officials who lead the way to high quality public education.
El Pueblo NOLA - NOLA Village
El Pueblo NOLA - NOLA Village is a grassroots community organization in the Village de l’Est neighborhood of New Orleans East, run by organizer Cristiane Rosales-Fajardo. We serve the Black and brown communities of New Orleans, with specific programs for the underserved Latinx community, in four key areas: Health, Education, Civic and Cultural. Our services include, but are not limited to, free HIV testing, health education, student advocacy, cultural programming, language rights and access, legal resources and know-your-rights trainings.