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

Leap Year, Inc.
Our mission is to prepare young, talented students to reach their academic and leadership potential by attending college and breaking the cycle of poverty.
Lugenia Burns Hope Center
Lugenia Burns Hope Center's mission is to develop the civic engagement of residents in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, and other communities, through education, leadership development and community organizing. We believe in community development by developing the community’s most precious asset, its people.
Lugenia Burns Hope Center
Our mission is to develop the civic engagement of residents in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, and other communities, through education, leadership development and community organizing.
Margarita Muniz Academy Foundation Inc.
Muñiz Academy is an exciting Innovation School as part of the portfolio of Boston Public Schools. As the district’s first dual language high school, Muñiz Academy offers Boston’s bilingual and students who are English Language Learners a holistic education modeled on the successes of the Rafael Hernández School.
Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center

The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget) produces non-partisan policy research, analysis, and data-driven recommendations focused on improving the lives of low- and middle-income children and adults, strengthening our state’s economy, and enhancing the quality of life in Massachusetts.

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