Tiger Foundation currently gives funding consideration to programs in New York City in four main areas: Education, Employment, Youth and Families, and Criminal Justice. In addition to the guidelines below, please make sure to read the “What We Look For” section of this website, which outlines several Tiger Foundation evaluation criteria that are applied to our consideration of requests in all program areas.
For decades, the New York City public school system has struggled to provide low-income students with educational opportunities sufficient to prepare them for success in college and beyond. Those born into poor families, and into communities lacking resources and educational options, are often left behind. With high school graduation rates hovering around 70% (lower for boys and students of color) Tiger Foundation is committed to improving the public school system and to providing high-quality K-12 education options and opportunities to students and families. We seek to do this in the following ways:
Across the portfolio, programs must document concrete outcomes. We consider the following areas when assessing program success: