We work with a wide range of grantees, each of whom advances the aims of our interest areas in a unique and often intersectional way. Every grantee relationship is different, and the focus and scope of each grant varies by grantee. Learn more about the work we’re doing with each of our grantees below.
Applied Curiosity Research
SFE supports Applied Curiosity Research, an education research firm, as they develop a communications campaign to help more underrepresented students access computer science in Rhode Island and beyond.
The Aspen Institute’s Future of Work Initiative is a non-partisan effort to develop strategies for businesses and works as they adapt to the changing nature of work in the 21st century.
Bootstrap is a computer science curriculum-development program that gives non-expert teachers the resources to introduce computing and computer science to their students. SFE supports the development and scaling of their content integration program.
SFE provides funding for Building21 to develop organizational infrastructure as they create a nationwide network of schools centered around common graduation requirements.
SFE provides general operating support to Carnegie Hall and supports their educational programming.
Center for American Progress
SFE supports the development of CAP’s research and proposals for invigorating the economy, expanding job opportunities for more Americans, and preparing the country for the future of work.
Center on Rural Innovation
SFE supports CORI’s flagship initiative to revitalize rural areas by pairing new business resources (including startup accelerators and technology campuses) with community-based capacity building through educational programs in school curricula.
Challenger Center of Colorado
SFE funds the Challenger Center’s teacher professional development bootcamp, which helps teachers incorporate computational thinking into their curricula.
Cooper Hewitt is the Smithsonian’s design museum, and home to a robust range of design education programs. SFE supports their introductory programming for learners of all ages.
SFE supports a wide range of programs and initiatives at Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus in New York City, including the Teacher in Residence program and the Foundry.
SFE supports CS4All’s training programs to help New York City DOE teachers facilitate the Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC) curriculum in alignment with a ten-year initiative to get computer science programs into all NYC schools.
CSforALL and SFE have an innovative partnership designed to accelerate CSforALL’s national-scale work and broaden their impact. This partnership gives SFE access to a CSforALL’s national network of leading voices on CS education, and provides an opportunity for both teams to scale work on computational thinking.
SFE supports the City University of New York’s Career Pathways initiative, which is focused on helping students across all campuses achieve economic mobility and career competitiveness.
Data & Society
Data & Society is a research institute focused on the social and cultural issues that arise from data-centric technological development. SFE is a supporter of Data & Society’s fellowship program, which supports research, and provides platforms for sharing outcomes and findings.
SFE supports Professor Jeff Forbes of Duke University as he and a group of partner organizations develop a scalable, replicable model for a 2+2 program, which creates pathways from two-year community colleges to 4 year universities, the workforce, and beyond.
ELiTE is a community-based youth development organization that uses STEM education to empower under-served students, and help them develop leadership skills through hands-on engineering and code-writing activities. SFE supports ELiTE as it continues to grow its capacity and scale its operations.
Feedback Labs’ aim is to help philanthropic and non-profit organizations be more responsive to their constituents. SFE supports programs that convene organization leaders to develop incentives and tools to create quality feedback practices at scale.
FIRST Robotics uses STEM learning and robotics competitions to create teamwork opportunities and help students develop leadership skills. SFE supports the organization’s operations and national programming.
Genspace is a community biotech lab dedicated to helping individuals understand and learn from the implications of biotech in their everyday lives. SFE supports Genspace’s operations and growth as a leader in the field of community biotech.
Georgia Tech Constellations Center
The Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech investigates, challenges, and improves the ecosystem that impacts students of color and other underserved populations in their pursuit of education and careers in computing. SFE supports the Constellations Center’s teaching fellows program.
Girls Inc.’s 82 affiliate programs across the country provide mentorship and support to all participants. SFE supports the Generation Giga Girls Data Analytics Program, which helps girls from underserved neighborhoods develop essential computational thinking skills.
Harvard Graduate School of Education
SFE supports the work of Professor Karen Brennan at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her efforts to use tools like Scratch to increase student exposure to computational thinking processes and tools.
ICA Fund Good Jobs
ICA Fund Good Jobs educates, accelerates, and invests in small businesses that have high growth potential and that create good, accessible jobs within their communities. SFE provides operational support to develop longterm organizational strategies and growth plans.
Jobs for the Future
SFE supports Jobs for the Future’s Pathways to Prosperity program in New York City. The program helps young people develop educational and career goals, provides connections to employee talent pipelines, and ensures that local and regional economies continue to thrive.
Junior Achievement New York
Junior Achievement develops programs on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship in order to help young people participate and succeed in a global economy. SFE supports the “It’s My Future” program, which teaches middle school students how to think about and set professional and educational goals.
Khan Academy provides high-quality, online classes that are available to an audience of users around the globe, free of charge. SFE supports Khan Academy’s continued growth by providing general operating support as their audience and offerings continue to grow.
The Knowledge House
The Knowledge House closes gaps in the education-to-employment pipeline in the Bronx by providing youth with relevant tech skills, and creating connections to industry and employment. SFE provides operating support as the organization continues to expand its functions and overall capacity.
SFE supports a wide range of projects across the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including research projects at the MIT Media Lab, MIT IQ (Intelligence Quest), the Learning Initiative, and other projects related to institutional advancement and development.
The Mozilla Science Lab makes publicly-funded research more open, collaborative, and beneficial to the greater public good by maximizing access and input to publications, data, code, and research materials. SFE supports the Mozilla Fellowship program, in order to cultivate champions and advocates of open research practices.
NABU.ORG, previously Library for All, aims to create a more literate world by providing mother-tongue content to audiences everywhere on their own digital reading app and network. SFE has provided financial support and provided significant in-kind resources as the organization re-branded and expanded their scope of operations.
SFE supports New Profit’s “Learn to Earn” fund, which develops an ecosystem of funders, researchers, leaders, and innovators to provide low-income students with scalable, sustainable opportunities, and create connections between education and the workforce that are accessible to all.
NGA Center for Best Practices
The National Governor’s Association Center for Best Practices develops innovative solutions to public policy challenges faced by governor’s offices across the country. SFE funds Future Workforce Now, a series of summits focused on solving problems related to the future of work.
SFE supports Northeastern University’s Align Masters in Computer Science Bridge Program, which is designed to equip individuals without a formal computer science background with the tools they need to complete graduate level CS studies. The program’s Charter School Pilot Program creates a sustainable pathway for teachers to integrate CS into their pedagogy.
NYC FIRST is the New York City affiliate of FIRST Robotics. SFE Chairman David Siegel is one of the founders of NYC FIRST, and SFE supports their innovative local initiatives, including the STEM Center pilot program and local after-school programming across New York City.
SFE supports the New York Hall of Science’s Explainers program and the organization’s Friedman Center, which supports young people who are interested in developing and teaching STEM skills in high school, college, and beyond.
Peer 2 Peer University
P2PU trains librarians, community leaders, and educators who are looking to make free, open digital courseware more engaging and meaningful for a wider community of learners. SFE supports their growth as they expand their informal, community-based learning programs and further develop their publicly accessible resources.
Per Scholas hosts non-traditional credentialing programs that give learners from underserved communities access to careers in technology. SFE supports a new pilot program that will culminate in an industry-recognized credential in IT for students entering the technology workforce.
Princeton’s AI4All summer program brings together typically underrepresented students to explore the social impacts of artificial intelligence, and increase exposure to other topics related to AI.
Pursuit (previously Coalition for Queens) equips adult learners with the skills they need to transition into tech careers. SFE supports Access Code, an intensive training program that places graduates in a wide range of sustainable, growing careers in a number of fields.
Ripple Effect prepares young people to be environmental leaders through place-based teaching, learning, research, and design education. SFE supports the development and scaling of their education programs.
Scratch is the world’s largest free coding platform for children, and helps young people use coding tools to create and share interactive media projects in an active online community. SFE works closely with Scratch’s leadership and the Scratch Foundation, which ensures that the Scratch platform remains free, open, and accessible to as many children around the world as possible.
SFE supports the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society as they share knowledge to improve philanthropy as a practice, and strengthen civil society and its institutions through research in order to effect social change.
Station1 aims to create a new, inclusive, modernized higher education model that helps historically marginalized and underserved populations develop STEM skills and apply them through internship programs. SFE supports Station1’s residential summer education and internship programming.
Summit Public Schools
Summit Public Schools uses a unique, personalized learning platform to helps students track progress, learn content at their own pace, and collaborate with teachers to meet their needs. SFE supports the implementation of the Summit Learning Program at scale as the organization and number of participating schools continues to grow.
Sunset Spark uses high-quality creative computing instruction and community engagement programs to equip the Sunset Park, Brooklyn community with science and technology skills that create and enhance economic, social, educational, and cultural opportunities. SFE supports a fellowship program and Sunset Spark’s increased organizational capacity.
Teach for America
SFE supports Teach for America as they expand their computer science course offerings in schools across the United States by expanding their pool of computer science educators overall.
The Tech Museum of Innovation
The Tech Museum of Innovation is a science and technology learning center. SFE supports the Tech’s outreach arm, the Tech Academies, which partners with local underserved school districts to help educators integrate engineering and CT principles across their curriculum.
SFE supports Tufts University’s Professor Marina Bers as she develops a cognitive and neural understanding of how young children learn, process, and understand computer programming.
The University of Texas - Austin
The WeTeach_CS program at UT Austin is dedicated to increasing and diversifying participation in K-12 computing programs. SFE supports the University’s Center for STEM Education as they expand their teacher professional development programming statewide.
Washington Center for Equitable Growth
SFE supports the programmatic research work of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, an organization dedicated to advancing evidence-backed ideas and policies that promote strong, stable, and broad-based economic growth.
The Wikimedia Foundation encourages the growth, development, and distribution of free, multilingual, educational content. SFE provides general operating support to the Wikimedia Foundation team as they identify gaps in content and use tools to improve content quality.