Grant Opportunities

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. At this time, 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.

Grant Opportunity

Event Sponsorship Fund

New England-based schools and organizations that are working to advance racial equity and/or equitable, student-centered practices in public, K-12 education may apply to the Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s event sponsorship fund. Average event sponsorship sizes are $5,000 but applicants may apply for more or less funding. Apply today and contact Julita Bailey-Vasco, senior communications manager at jbailey-vasco@nmefoundation.org with any questions. Click below to view the application submission and review timeline: 

Grant Opportunity

Strengthening Partnerships and Movement Building

This fund supports existing and emerging partnerships, movements, and coalitions that are looking to identify and dismantle state and federal policy barriers to advancing racial equity in public education.

The application for this grant fund is now closed. Please check back at a later date for new opportunities.

Grant Opportunity

Supporting Organizations Led By People of Color

This fund provides multi-year, general operating support to organizations led by and serving people of color, focused on addressing racial inequities in education, in turn supporting young people to participate in a more racially just public education system.

The application for this grant fund is now closed. Please check back at a later date for new opportunities.

Grant Opportunity

Advancing Community-School Partnerships

This fund supports community-driven partnerships between districts and their communities to advance racial equity and excellent, student-centered public education.

The application for this grant fund is now closed. Please check back at a later date for new opportunities.

Grant Opportunity

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.

The application for this grant fund is now closed. Please check back at a later date for new opportunities.

Grant Opportunity

Rapid Response Fund

Our rapid response fund provides short-term, time-sensitive support in communities that have experienced a critical condition that affects racial equity in education.

The application for this grant fund is now closed. Please check back at a later date for new opportunities.