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...

Beyond Brochures

Drawing on interviews with four new teachers of Color in San Francisco public schools, case studies of the Seattle and Boston Teacher Residencies, and decades of research, "Beyond Brochures" identifies seven barriers people of Color face to become teachers, and offers recommendations for how teacher preparation programs and policymakers can address this growing problem. Read the entire report here.
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Stone Grantee Educational Video Center: In Our Hands and On Our Minds

Educational Video Center Youth Producers explore how our societal addiction to social media and our smartphones has reshaped our social landscape. As we become increasingly connected digitally we are also becoming more disconnected in the real world. What are we losing?
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Stone Grantee Educational Video Center: Stealing Home

What is home? Through looking at the history of redlining in New York City, Educational Video Center Youth Producers explore the effects of gentrification on a rapidly changing Washington Heights community
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New & Noteworthy

2016 Grants Awarded

The Stone Foundation awarded almost $3.2 million in grants in 2016. Please visit our Grants Awarded section for detailed descriptions.
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Report on 2015 Convening of Early Childhood Development Grantees

The Stone Foundation hosted a convening of early childhood development grantees in the summer of 2015. Representatives from grantee organizations in Boston, Chicago, New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Philadelphia gathered to discuss common challenges they face as they attempt to grow, expand their reach, and deepen their impact. This report synthesizes key themes and ideas as these early childhood development leaders shared and learned from each other.
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