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

Stone Lantern Films
Stone Lantern Films is a Washington, D.C. non-profit corporation with a distinguished record of thought-provoking cultural documentaries.
Transformative Culture Project
Transformative Culture Project's mission is to increase access to opportunities, education and employment in the creative fields for urban youth, artists of color and entrepreneurs from underserved but culturally rich neighborhoods. TCP accelerates social and economic transformation by developing a pipeline of cultural equity from classrooms into the creative economy.
Worcester Interfaith
Worcester Interfaith has accomplished much in the areas of education & economic development. We work tirelessly to ensure that public resources benefit those who need them most & work on a local & state-wide basis to leverage support for positive social change. Our vision is to become an organization that is authentically faith-rooted & faith-driven, multi-racial & racially-just & serious about building grassroots power to compel the community changes we seek.
Youth on Board

Youth on Board supports the power of students to transform their communities by recognizing that when young people are fully engaged—when their voices are heard, their opinions matter, and their unique perspective is respected—they commit themselves to making their schools, their communities, and their own lives better.