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.
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.
The Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University
The Center for Information Technology Policy is an interdisciplinary center at Princeton University that sits at the nexus of expertise in technology, engineering, public policy, and the social sciences. CITP’s research, teaching, and events address digital technologies as they interact with society.
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.
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
In partnership with the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, SFE supports the work of Uncharted Power, an early stage venture that is developing innovative new uses for kinetic energy that can generate clean, consistent, and cost-efficient power for communities, and can drive the implementation of new electric and data infrastructure systems in upstate New York and beyond.
Consortium for Research and Robotics
The Consortium for Research and Robotics at Pratt Institute brings together education and industry for technology-driven research, small business incubation, and STEM programs that invest in the Brooklyn community.
The Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech
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.
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.
Credential Engine provides a central workforce skill registry for employers and labor to better understand the various work credentials and their applications. SFE has supported efforts to increase the amount of data from the Departments of Education and Labor within Credential Engine’s credential clearinghouse.
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.
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.
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.
iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower first-generation students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions.
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.
National Academy Foundation
The National Academy Foundation (NAF) brings together leaders from education, business, and local communities in order to transform the high school experience.
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.
The New York Hall of Science
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.
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.
NYU Center for Social Media and Politics
The Center for Social Media and Politics (CSMaP) at NYU studies how social media use affects politics by examining the information that people consume on social media, and how it influences both their attitudes and behavior.
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.
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.
The Public Interest Technology University Network
The Public Interest Technology University Network is a partnership that fosters collaboration between universities and colleges who are committed to building the field of public interest technology and growing a new generation of technologists who are prepared for professional roles in public service.
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.
Regional Plan Association
The Regional Plan Association develops and promotes ideas to improve the economic health, environmental resiliency, and quality of life of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan area.
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.
SFE support’s Robin Hood’s Learning + Technology Fund, which aims to unlock the potential of technology to transform learning and advance achievement for low-income students across New York City.
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 Tufts University’s Professor Marina Bers as she develops a cognitive and neural understanding of how young children learn, process, and understand computer programming.
Society for Science & the Public
The Society for Science & the Public is a champion for science, dedicated to expanding scientific literacy, effective STEM education and scientific research. SFE supports the organization’s annual International Science & Engineering Fair.
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 operates a division called Marshall Street that develops solutions that expand educational opportunity for students. SFE supports each of the Marshall Street initiatives, which focus on different groups—teachers, principals, parents, graduates, and K-12 students—and are united by their focus to create an education ecosystem aligned to the needs of the individuals who lead and learn in student-centered schools.
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.
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.