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

Education Justice Alliance
The Education Justice Alliance (EJA) is made of parents, students and community-based organizations in Wake County working for a reduction in the number of public school students pushed off the academic track through unfair suspensions, harsh discipline policies, and academic failure. EJA is a non-partisan grassroots group that participates in community organizing, leadership development and civic engagement efforts.
El Pueblo NOLA - NOLA Village
El Pueblo NOLA - NOLA Village is a grassroots community organization in the Village de l’Est neighborhood of New Orleans East, run by organizer Cristiane Rosales-Fajardo. We serve the Black and brown communities of New Orleans, with specific programs for the underserved Latinx community, in four key areas: Health, Education, Civic and Cultural. Our services include, but are not limited to, free HIV testing, health education, student advocacy, cultural programming, language rights and access, legal resources and know-your-rights trainings.
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.
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.