Awarded Grants

Learn about our grantmaking to advance racial equity in public education

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Higher Edge, Inc.

  • Date: 03/23/2020
  • City: New London
  • Amount: $1,000
  • State: CT
Supporting Activity

Bottom Line, Inc.

  • Date: 02/20/2020
  • City: Boston
  • Amount: $1,000
  • State: MA
Past Work

Roger Williams University

  • Date: 10/01/2019
  • City: Providence
  • Amount: $366,000
  • State: RI

Past Work

Roger Williams University

  • Date: 10/01/2019
  • City: Providence
  • Amount: $366,000
  • State: RI

This grant will support CYCLE’s full oversight of YLI 2020, which includes paying for the use of the venue and other related costs.

Past Work

Rhode Island Kids Count

  • Date: 04/09/2019
  • City: Providence
  • Amount: $2,500
  • State: RI
Past Work

UP for Learning

  • City: Montpelier
  • Amount: $2,500
  • State: VT
Past Work

Massachusetts Budget & Policy Center

  • Date: 03/15/2019
  • City: Boston
  • Amount: $50,000
  • State: MA

Past Work

Massachusetts Budget & Policy Center

  • Date: 03/15/2019
  • City: Boston
  • Amount: $50,000
  • State: MA

This is an additional grant for March to October 2019 to allow MA Budget and Policy Center to provide additional analysis of competing school funding bills in this legislative session

Past Work

College Advising Corps

  • City: Chapel Hill
  • Amount: $1,500
  • State: NC
Past Work

Harvard University, Graduate School of Education - President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Date: 12/05/2019
  • City: Cambridge
  • Amount: $20,000
  • State: MA
Past Work

Project LEARN, Inc.

  • Date: 07/15/2019
  • City: Lowell
  • Amount: $10,000
  • State: MA

Past Work

Project LEARN, Inc.

  • Date: 07/15/2019
  • City: Lowell
  • Amount: $10,000
  • State: MA

As part of this grant, district leaders work closely with coaching teams from Everyday Democracy and Great Schools Partnership to implement engagement plan developed in Year 2. This grant will focus on building the capacity of the district to design, execute, and sustain authentic student, family and community engagement strategies for the purposes of shaping and influencing the future of learning in Lowell. This grant is a formal partnership between Project LEARN and the Lowell Public Schools, and will focus on building the capacity of both entities to design, execute, and sustain authentic student, family and community engagement strategies for the purposes of shaping and influencing the future of learning in Lowell.

Past Work

The Opportunity Alliance

  • Date: 12/16/2019
  • City: South Portland
  • Amount: $30,000
  • State: Maine

Past Work

The Opportunity Alliance

  • Date: 12/16/2019
  • City: South Portland
  • Amount: $30,000
  • State: Maine

The Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN), a program of The Opportunity Alliance (TOA), requests funding to support our Amplifying Student Voice and Leadership (ASVL) program. This $30,000 grant from Nellie Mae will contribute significantly to our programmatic success and will be a cornerstone of our work promoting racial and social equity in the State of Maine.

Past Work

University of Southern Maine-Muskie School of Public Service

  • Date: 02/28/2019
  • City: Portland
  • Amount: $30,000
  • State: ME

Past Work

University of Southern Maine-Muskie School of Public Service

  • Date: 02/28/2019
  • City: Portland
  • Amount: $30,000
  • State: ME

Youth will work to change the current design of student government in Portland’s three high schools, and see how these entities might be reshaped to allow for more accessibility and diversity and more decision-making that affects students? experiences with education.

Past Work

YouthBuild Preparatory Academy

  • City: Providence
  • Amount: $2,500
  • State: RI