Every student deserves an excellent education.

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today's students,

tomorrow's leaders.

supporting NYC public school students is supporting the future of our city.


Our Mission

The Fund for Public Schools has consistently and rigorously dedicated itself to supporting New York City’s public schools since 1982. The Fund has secured unprecedented investment from foundations, businesses, and individuals, raising more than $440 million for the city’s 1,800 public schools and 1.1 million students. As a partner to the NYC DOE, the Fund sits in a unique position. We facilitate partnerships between the philanthropic community and the NYC DOE to pilot innovative projects; accelerate promising, outcome-driven initiatives; and respond quickly and strategically to emerging needs across the NYC public school system.  

We support some of the most innovative programs in K-12 education at the largest school district in the country. With our partners, we have the potential to make significant impact in the lives of millions of New Yorkers.


Equity & Excellence for All

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By 2026, 80% of our students should graduate high school on time, and college and career ready so that they are prepared to become contributing citizens and leaders of NYC. To that end, The Fund's work supports three key areas: 


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academic excellence

Academic excellence means striving to ensure every student is college and career ready. The Fund supports DOE's work to meet students’ diverse needs with a variety of in-school and after-school programs and supports front line educators and leadership with opportunities for professional development and collaboration.

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The Fund provides the seed funding for innovation and experimentation that allows schools and educators the flexibility and resources they need for developing programs, resources and various additional supports designed to meet students and families where they are.


student & community support

By supporting collaboration among the DOE, community partners, public advocates, and Community Based Organizations, The Fund helps support the whole child, as well as their family, on their academic, social, and emotional journey inside and outside of the classroom. 


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The Latest News About Our Programs and Partnerships