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

Breaking Our Chains
Californians for Justice

Californians for Justice is a statewide grassroots organization working for racial justice by building the power of youth, communities of color, immigrants, low-income families, and LGBTQ communities.

Community Asset Development Redefining Education

CADRE's mission is to solidify and advance parent leadership to ensure that all children are rightfully educated regardless of where they live. CADRE seeks to effect policy change and mobilize political will through new parent participation models that preserve and expand the right to education for all South LA children and youth.

Grantmakers for Education
Grantmakers for Education strengthens education philanthropy in the US to improve education outcomes and opportunity for all learners.
Southern California Library for Social Studies & Research
The Southern California Library documents and makes accessible histories of struggles that challenge racism and other systems of oppression so we can all imagine and sustain possibilities for freedom.