There is tremendous demand for CSF scholarships from low-income families in New York City. To date, CSF has invested more than $327 million in the education of more than 40,000 children throughout the five boroughs. A recent survey showed that 96.2 percent of CSF Scholars in New York City graduated from high school on time, and 81.8 percent indicated they planned to enroll in college.

In 2023-24, more than 7,000 low-income children are attending more than 200 elementary schools with the help of a CSF scholarship. Learn more about the New York program.

Read below for how you can get involved and how CSF supports policy measures and reform efforts designed to strengthen New York (and American) K-8 education.

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Together, the President’s Council and Young Leaders are CSF’s next generation of leaders, committed to advancing CSF’s mission in New York and beyond. Find out more information about each by using the buttons below.


will provide a one year scholarship in New York City

will fund a semester of school for a CSF Scholar in NYC

will fund a month of school for a CSF Scholar in NYC

will fund a month of school for a CSF Scholar in NYC

Our generous supporters are the cornerstone of CSF. We are always on the lookout for New Yorkers committed to making a difference in children’s lives – and the city’s future – through expanding educational opportunity. Help us give a deserving child the opportunity to succeed.

100 percent of every dollar you donate goes directly to funding scholarships and providing educational opportunities for underserved children.

Policy Initiatives

CSF is committed to strengthening American K-8 education by educating parents and the public about state and local public policies that give all children access to a good education, regardless of their family’s income level or where they live. In New York, CSF has educated parents and the public about the benefits of a state corporate tax credit program that would provide a tax credit for charitable contributions from corporations and individuals to organizations that assist both private and public schools. Such a tax credit would increase funding for New York schools and serve as an example for collaborative, public-private reform efforts nationwide.