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

Arkansas Public Policy Panel

Arkansas Public Policy Panel is a statewide organization dedicated to achieving social and economic justice by organizing citizen groups around the state, educating and supporting them to be more effective and powerful, and linking them with one another in coalitions and networks.

Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC)
Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) is a grassroots membership-based organization working to transform the systems that put children at risk of prison.
Grassroots Arkansas
To bring an end to social, economic, political injustice and inequality by transforming the power relations and structures that create and hold them in place. We place education at the democratic center of this struggle that reaches every aspect of our lives.
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.
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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