NYC’s Robin Hood Foundation Awards First Grantees From $25M Fund


NYC’s Robin Hood Foundation Awards First Grantees From $25M Fund

Sep 15, 2017

A MERRY BAND: The Robin Hood Foundation, a New York City-based nonprofit focused on anti-poverty efforts, has awarded the first grants from its $25 million Learning + Technology Fund, established in 2015. Here’s where $3.85 million are going:

$2.5 million will go to the NYC Department of Education to support the expansion of Computer Science for All programs in up to 40 elementary schools

Achievement First, a charter network, will get $750,000 to implement a “blended literacy” model at Aspire Middle School in Brooklyn

Education Development Center, a consulting group, will get up to $600,000 over the next three years to conduct research on how five elementary schools are integrating computational thinking skills into the curriculum.

This first round of grants will impact an estimated 2,500 students and teachers this year, according to the press release.

There leaves more than $20 million left in the fund, and the Robin Hood team is actively looking for applicants. Interested organizations can learn more about eligibility here.

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