2017 Grants for Education


The Kornfeld Foundation supports 1) arts and literacy education programs for New York City public school students, and 2) professional development for NYC principals, assistant principals and teachers.


Support of ArtsConnection 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). Second annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Support for 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 pilot program focused on young women of color. (Brooklyn). First annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.

Brooklyn Museum

School Partnership 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 support of “artXchange,” a teacher development initiative for visual arts teachers (city-wide). First 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 and school music teachers and principals working in 56 partner schools, including a new 3-day “Music Teacher Professional Development Institute” (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens). First annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.

Henry Street Settlement

Support of StudioLab arts program for middle and high school students, with music, dance and visual arts residencies, combining artmaking, analysis and communication, taught by local professional artists (Manhattan). Second annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.

Marquis Studios

Support for the pARTnership Program in 8 schools, using intensive planning with school administrators and teaching artists to help integrate arts into school curriculum, and including one special education school (Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island). Second annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.

Marquis Studios

Expansion of Dual Language Music Residencies at PS 15, providing English/Spanish music and movement curriculum for pre-kindergarten through third grade students (Brooklyn). Second annual installment of two-year $50,000 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 community presentations and attendance at local theater events (Brooklyn). Second annual installment of two-year (reduced) $73,000 grant.

Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Support and expansion of a Youth Orchestra (YOSL) for grades 4-6 at the DiMenna Center, and a new middle school 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). First 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).

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

Support of a 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).