The Foundation’s grantmaking strategy is squarely focused on strengthening the human capital in urban schools by addressing the effectiveness of teachers, the leadership skills of principals, and the managerial and analytic talent needed at multiple levels of the school system.

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The goal of the Foundation’s Youth Development grantmaking is to bring the voice of young people to the significant issues that affect them and their communities. Too often, youth perspectives are unheard or ignored and consequently, young people do not play a central role in addressing the problems and decisions that impact their lives.

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The W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation is committed to improving the healthy development of children, ages 0-8, by supporting innovative programs, initiatives and policies that benefit such children and their families.

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In The Spotlight...

Educational Video Center Produces National Award Winner

Congratulations to Educational Video Center, long-time grantee of the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation. EVC student, Raelene Holmes-Andrews won the 2014 Media for A Just Society Award, presented by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), for her film “Life Under Suspicion: Youth Perspectives on NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy.”


New & Noteworthy...

A Message to Stone Grantees

April 15, 2015 was an exciting day for the Stone Foundation and I am proud to include all of our Stone Grantees in it as we celebrate the great work that they do and can be done. Our Executive Director, Tony Smith, was appointed State Superintendent of Education in Illinois. On behalf of the Stone board, I want to congratulate him and offer our support as he takes on this great challenge and opportunity.

Tony’s unique leadership is an asset to all of us, and we will continue to be partners in an interconnected community for a long time to come. In the near future, the Stone Foundation will add a new asset to our work with a new Executive Director. We currently have been in discussions with a strong candidate, and expect to be able to make an announcement about our new leader shortly. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Cristina, Brian or Jeff over the next few weeks.

I am truly excited about this tremendous opportunity and look forward to growing and supporting the work of our Stone Grantees.

Sandra Stone
President, Board of Trustees
W Clement & Jessie V Stone Foundation




2014 Grants Awarded

The Stone Foundation awarded over $4.3 million in grants in 2014. Please visit our Grants Awarded section for detailed descriptions.