2018 Grants for Education



For over 20 years, the Kornfeld Foundation has supported arts education programs in New York City public schools, focusing on classroom residencies and teacher professional development.


ArtsConnection School Partnerships in 4 Brooklyn schools (PS 32, 38, 130 and 230) using artist residencies to create and sustain whole school models of thematic skills instruction and faculty development, including one special education inclusion school (Brooklyn). First annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn Reads, a school-based initiative, using in-depth study of poetry anthology, with students from 12 Brooklyn high schools, including two schools for students with special needs, a Black Male Achievement Program and a pilot program focused on young women of color (Brooklyn). Second annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.

Brooklyn Museum

School Partnerships Program for over 1,000 students from 8 Brooklyn public schools, whose teachers work closely with museum educators to design and implement a customized curriculum using museum resources; and “artXchange,” a professional development initiative for visual arts teachers (city-wide). Second annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.

Education Through Music

Expansion of ETM’s Training, Mentoring and Professional Development Program, providing extensive services to ETM teachers, school music teachers and principals working in 56 partner schools, including a new 3-day “Music Teacher Professional Development Institute” (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens). Second annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.

Henry Street Settlement

StudioLab art workshops reaching 320 middle and high school students in 3 Lower East Side schools, with music, dance and visual arts residencies, combining art-making, analysis and communication, taught by local professional artists (Manhattan). Second annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.

Marquis Studios

Comprehensive pARTnership Program in 9 schools, using intensive planning with school administrators and teaching artists to help integrate arts into school curriculum, and including one special education and one inclusive school (all five boroughs). First annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.

MCC Theater

Satellite Brooklyn Youth Company program at High School for Public Service, providing opportunities for students to develop skills in playwriting, rehearsing and performing, along with creating a Theater of the Oppressed troupe (Brooklyn). First annual installment of two-year $80,000 grant.

Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Expansion of a Youth Orchestra (YOSL) for grades 4-6 at the DiMenna Center, and a new middle school music program, including in-school and after-school string and wind instruction and beginners’ classes, at 5 sites, in partnership with the Police Athletic League (Manhattan). Second annual installment of two-year $80,000 grant.

Park Avenue Armory

Teaching artist residencies in 8 NYC public schools, coordinating classroom curriculum with innovative, grand-scale productions presented annually at the Armory (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan). First installment of two-year $50,000 grant.

Young Dancemakers: Dance NY (funded through Ethical Culture Fieldston School)

Summer dance program, connecting New York City public school students to the professional dance world through instruction and student-choreographed performances, field trips and special sessions with guest artists (city-wide).