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 Effective Organizations
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations exists to help grantmakers turn their desire to improve into real progress.
Grantmakers for Girls of Color
Grantmakers for Girls of Color brings together the latest research, data, news, and insights to promote collective strategizing and partnership across philanthropy. This growing collection of resources captures new knowledge and insights about girls and young women of color, with a focus on the structural barriers that prevent them from achieving their full potential.
Greater New Orleans Funders Network
Greater New Orleans Funders Network (GNOFN) inspires and optimizes philanthropic investment in the greater New Orleans region to promote equity and increase justice. GNOFN convenes and organizes philanthropy to ensure that large investments in SELA result in a more sustainable and resilient place, and allows the people who live in Greater New Orleans the chance to participate in decision-making and benefit from its improvements.
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.

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