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

Grantmakers for Education
Grantmakers for Education strengthens education philanthropy in the US to improve education outcomes and opportunity for all learners.
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations exists to help grantmakers turn their desire to improve into real progress.
Interaction Institute for Social Change
IISC catalyzes the will and skill of the diverse public to create social justice and sustainability. IISC does this with people in communities, organizations and movements through training, facilitation, network building and public engagement.
Journey for Justice Alliance

Journey for Justice (J4J) is an alliance of grassroots community, youth, and parent-led organizations in 21 cities across the country. All J4J members are base-building organizations pushing back and demanding community-driven alternatives to the privatization of and dismantling of public schools systems.

Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity is an interdisciplinary engaged research institute at The Ohio State University established in May 2003. Kirwan's goal is to connect individuals and communities with opportunities needed for thriving by educating the public, building the capacity of allied social justice organizations, and investing in efforts that support equity and inclusion.

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