Our mission is to champion efforts to prioritize community goals that challenge racial inequities and advance excellent, student-centered public education for all New England youth. We are not reviewing unsolicited proposals. Our grantmaking and staff time are focused on partnerships that we proactively develop alongside organizations in our core grantmaking strategy. We do encourage you to subscribe to our email list so you may be notified when we do have open funding opportunities and take time to learn more about our current funding opportunities below.
1. Supporting Organizations Led By People of Color
This three-year grant supports community-based organizations that are led by people of color and are working with communities of color to transform barriers to racial equity in public K-12 education. In 2022 the Foundation is taking a concentration of efforts approach and inviting a limited number of partnerships to apply within selected communities.
2. Advancing Community-School Partnerships
This three-year grant is meant to support community-school partnerships that are identifying racial equity barriers in school systems, developing solutions for addressing those barriers, and implementing equity strategies. In 2022 the Foundation is taking a concentration of efforts approach and inviting a limited number of partnerships to apply within selected communities.
3. Amplifying Youth Voice and Leadership
This grant fund supports building the capacity of individual youth organizing groups while also supporting their collaboration through a New England-wide network.
4. Building Grantee Capacity and Learning
This fund seeks to support our current grantees through a robust learning community and responsive capacity-building support. This fund is designed to support grantees in other funds and does not have specific Request for Proposal opportunities.
5. Strengthening Partnerships, Coalitions, and Movements
This fund supports coalitions and partnerships focused on advancing racial equity in our public education system at both the state and national levels.
EVENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY
It is important to support organizations, communities, and schools that have one-time events in close alignment with our mission, vision, and values. The Foundation’s Event Sponsorship fund is one of the ways in which we seek to demonstrate financial support focusing on K-12 public education efforts that center community members as decision makers, combat the school-to-prison pipeline, value the voices and safety of Black, Brown, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian American and young people of color, and honor the backgrounds and lived experience of traditionally marginalized communities.