The Gray Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children in New York City’s underserved communities. We partner with leading youth-serving nonprofits to provide children access to better education, healthcare and enrichment in athletics and the arts.


In 2016, the Gray Foundation announced a $10 million commitment to establish NYC Kids RISE. NYC Kids RISE works to expand economic opportunity and equity by providing families, schools and communities with a way to work together to save for their children’s education.  The organization’s Save for College program provides scholarship accounts for every eligible student entering kindergarten, empowers families with the tools and information to develop their own college savings plans, and partners with the NYC Department of Education to provide financial literacy training in the classroom.


The Gray Foundation has partnered with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust (MJH) and NYC Public Schools to counter antisemitism through experiential education.  This initiative will expand the Museum’s Holocaust Education School Tours Program to allow 85,000 8th graders to visit the Museum over the next 3 years.  The Museum of Jewish Heritage is committed to the crucial mission of educating diverse visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. This program will be offered completely free of charge to schools, providing critical education about the global history of antisemitism and how centuries of prejudice and propaganda led to the Holocaust. It will also facilitate opportunities for students to reflect on the historical context of contemporary events and envision a world worthy of their futures.