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

Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN)
Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN) is a network of faith-based community organizations in MA working for economic and racial justice.
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice

Massachusetts Jobs with Justice is a coalition of community, faith and labor groups in Massachusetts who work to protect and promote workers' rights.

Massachusetts Voter Table
The Massachusetts Voter Table integrates nonpartisan voter engagement with grassroots organizing. With 23 coalition members, we fight for resources, representation, and power for communities of color, working-class people, new citizens, and youth in Massachusetts.
Minnesota Parent Union
Minnesota Parent Union fosters a thriving learning community between families, serving as an advocacy resource for families, establishing connections within schools and between families, as well as engaging families in co-creating a globally competitive educational experience for their children.
NACA Inspired Schools Network
The NACA Inspired Schools Network (NISN) is a collective of students, families, and educators that are creating a movement to inspire excellent and relevant schools led by the communities they serve.