Grantmaking Overview

Grantmaking Overview

The Irene S. Scully Family Foundation invests in organizations that build equity and opportunity in school communities.

Organizations and programs that support K-12 public school communities in Alameda County and West Contra Costa County and who serve a student population where the majority qualify for free/reduced lunch are eligible to apply.

We support organizations that are well-aligned with our grantmaking goals and that have an explicit aim of supporting students who face the most significant racial, economic, and/or social barriers.

The Foundation gives priority consideration to organizations committed to high-leverage and culturally-responsive strategies that broaden opportunities and disrupt institutional inequities.

The Foundation’s grantmaking strategies are designed to be responsive to the needs, ideas, and goals of the communities we support. With our partners, we work toward a broad set of both academic and social-emotional outcomes for students. We believe in the expertise that exists within school communities and work closely with the stakeholders in these communities to allocate resources appropriately and effectively.

We have four grant cycles per year. Detailed information regarding eligibility, our grantmaking process, and a description of how to apply can be found in this section. We kindly encourage all organizations to review the entire Grantmaking section prior to initiating the application process.