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WelcomeIntroductionBy the NumbersThanks to Our Donors • Partners SpeakVictory Stories • Organizing Philanthropy Meet Our StaffFinancials


Welcome to Schott Foundation’s 2023 Impact Report. As Chair of the Board, I am excited to share with you Schott’s impact over the past year – accomplished through Schott’s long-standing partnerships with grassroot education justice organizations and the philanthropic donors who support them through Schott.

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Thank you for joining us – for being part of the solution – for imagining and investing in the opportunity to learn for all children. The key to progress lies in acting on the collective vision and dreams that we have the resources, skills and capacity to turn into a reality. If there’s any sector that can take the risk of coalescing, and cultivating dreams, it is the philanthropic sector. 

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Dollars pooled from philanthropic partners*

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Philanthropic stakeholders participated in Schott webinars and workshops 

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Grant dollars awarded*


Grants made

* Note: As Schott’s fiscal year is July 1 to June 30, these figures reflect our grantmaking from January through June 2023 captured in our FY 2023 audited financials combined with unaudited grantmaking figures for July through December 2023.

Impact by the numbers

In 2023, Schott advanced its pivotal dual role as both a funder intermediary and an advocacy partner. We collaborated with our philanthropic partners and provided funding as well as other critical strategic resources and support.


OTL Convening

l-r: Michael Wotorson, National OTL Network Director; Dr. Bob Balfanz, Professor, Center for the Social Organization of Schools, Director, Everyone Graduates Center; Herumakhi Mutefnout, Director, Data and Continuous Improvement, Network for College Success, Crown Family School of Social Work, University of Chicago; Nuchette Black-Burke, Chief Engagement & Partnerships Officer, Hartford Public Schools.

schott donors

As an intermediary, our donors are critical partners in supporting the students, educators and parents who are protecting and strengthening our public schools.

partners speak

Our philanthropic and grassroots partners believe that people closest to the problems are closest to the solutions.

In 2023, Schott  supported  philanthropists and organizations shifting power to those who have the know-how to target resources to meet the needs of their communities. 

Featuring quotes from:

    • Philanthropic Partners
    • Youth Advocates
    • Grassroots Organizers

Education Voters PA at Harrisburg, PA to mark the one-year anniversary of the Commonwealth Court decision that declared PA’s school funding system unconstitutional.




EndowNow, But How: ABFE 2023. l to r: Diana Tate Vermeire, SVP,. Schott; Lee Christian Parker, ED, JP Morgan Private Bank; Letha Muhammad, Co-ED, Education Justice Alliance; Angelique Power, CEO, Skillman Foundation.

Massachusetts education advocates Soleei Guasp, Eliana Rivas, and Lawrence School Committee member Jonathan Guzman.

Education justice advocates at the HEAL Convening Summit 2023.

From left to right: MNEA President Dr. Pendergrass, Grassroots Arkansas co-founder Anika Whitfield, Race Forward Vice President of movement and capacity building Everette Thompson.


In 2023, Schott pooled funds for Black and brown-led grassroots organizing in public education – critical investments in both our multi-racial democracy and the health and wellness of children and families.

    • National Opportunity to Learn Network (OTL)
    • The North Carolina Story: Leveraging Funds
    • HEAL Together: Strengthening Public Schools & Democracy
    • Massachusetts: Long Term Investment Case Study


In 2023, Schott launched the #EndowNow campaign and Racial Justice in Education Endowment Collaborative.

Shifting the philanthropic sector to sustainably support racial justice organizations to win has meant venturing into unchartered territory – sharing discoveries and insights as we go.

  • EndowNow: What if BIPOC organizations had their own endowments?
  • JusticeIsTheFoundation: New Data on Racial Equity
  • Racial Justice in Education Endowment Collaborative Fund

Philanthropy SE workshop, “Democracy, Racial Justice and Public Education,” with Winthrop Rockefeller Equity Officer, Sherra Bennett; Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation CEO Flozell Daniels, Jr,; IDEA ED Albert Sykes; Grassroots Arkansas co-founder Anika Whitfield; Schott SVP Juontel White. 

(left) K-12 Director, Education, Gates Foundation, Bob Hughes (right); National Campaign Director, NYU Metro Center Director, Megan Hester


The Schott Foundation is a public fund that serves as a grant-making intermediary supporting BIPOC-led organizations advocating for racial justice and equity in education.

Student protest with sign that reads Care For Your Students

Connecticut Black and Brown Student Union 

Schott SVP Diana Tate Vermeire (black blazer); Schott Senior Equity Fellow Diallo Brooks (blue blazer); National Campaign Director, NYU, Megan Hester (pink shirt).

meet the team

Meet the Schott staff and read their mottos coming into 2024.

We can only do this with your help.

Investing in Schott means supporting grassroots organizations across the country who know how to implement the solutions their communities need.