Charles Hayden Foundation
Geographic area: Metro Boston area (Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Quincy, Rever, Somerville and Waltham)
Priority is given to programs in New York City and Boston that:
** Improve and expand community-based programs offering needy school-aged youth educational, social, and recreational opportunities in the non-school-hours (after-school, evenings, weekends and summers).
** Improve student achievement by strengthening pre-K to 12 education. Most of this support is earmarked for strengthening core academic learning. The Foundation's focus includes charter schools that enroll—or plan to enroll—at least 100 students in: New York City; Boston, Massachusetts; and Newark, New Jersey. In addition, the Foundation provides support to independent and parochial schools for two purposes: (1) improving educational programs at individual schools that predominantly serve needy students and (2) sustaining or expanding programs using independent school resources explicitly to expand opportunities—excluding financial aid—for needy inner-city students.
** Strengthen informal educational enrichment programs offered outside of schools in institutions such as museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, public libraries, and environmental education centers.