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

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.

Kairos Fellowship
Kairos is changing how social movements organize and build power in the digital realm. Our goal is to build long-term structural change by developing an effective base of digital leaders and technologists of color who can be mobilized and engaged in crucial movement moments while fighting for an internet and technology that allows communities of color to thrive.
Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization
The Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) has been an instrument for grassroots democracy in the North Kenwood and Oakland communities since 1965. Founded by religious and community leaders, KOCO facilitated organizing campaigns that increased the resources and services available to families and residents. Today, KOCO continues its work as a vehicle and voice of low-income and working families. KOCO utilizes direct action community organizing as its primary methodology for change, and develops new generations of African American leadership that will build stable, viable, and just communities where opportunity is not denied based on race or economic status.
Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools
Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools is a youth organizing and leadership development organization that uses participatory education and action research to build organizing and leadership skills of New Orleans youth.

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