Grantmaking Goals

Grantmaking Goals

In partnership with our grantees, the Irene S. Scully Family Foundation aims to accomplish the following goals:

Academic Proficiency

All students achieve proficiency in their academic courses and exhibit continuous gains at grade level. Every student develops the knowledge needed to be successful in the world community.


All students have the ability to read and write; to identify, understand, and interpret information; and to express, create, and communicate ideas across a variety of social and cultural contexts.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

Students attend schools and programs where they have access to the resources required to become STEM proficient and prepared for post-secondary study and the workforce.

Emotional, Physical, and Social Health

School communities and learning environments provide safe spaces for students, parents, and teachers. Free from violence, crime, and harassment, students have the opportunity to develop self-awareness, emotional control, self-esteem, conflict resolution strategies, and teamwork-building skills.

21st Century Skills

Students have the capacity to think critically, problem solve, communicate, and collaborate.


Students have ongoing opportunities to connect their learning to their lives; they are engaged, interested, and motivated in projects that are relevant and meaningful.

Access to Enrichment

Enrichment opportunities, such as the visual and performing arts, sports, and other activities are accessible to all students. These activities are considered to be an essential component of a student’s education.