Samberg Family Foundation: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: The Samberg Family Foundation supports children and youth and Jewish causes. In 2016, the foundation joined Blue Meridian Partners, a philanthropic collaborative aiming to help children living in poverty in the United States.

IP TAKE: The majority of Samberg's philanthropic investments are made through Blue Meridian Partners. Its in-house children and youth program supports established organizations working with underserved K-12 populations in the U.S. This funder does not accept unsolicited proposals.

PROFILE: The Samberg Family Foundation was established by Rebecca and Arthur Samberg in 1995. Arthur Samberg earned his wealth as founder and CEO of the hedge fund Pequot Capital Management. Based in Arlington, Virginia, this foundation supports children and youth and Jewish causes. In 2016, the Samberg Family Foundation joined the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and others in the establishment of Blue Meridian Partners, a collaborative philanthropic endeavor aiming to make a large impact on the lives of children living in poverty in the United States.

Since 2016, the greater part of the Samberg Family Foundation's grantmaking has taken place through Blue Meridian Partners. Blue Meridian invests in established nonprofits that are "poised to have a national impact on economically disadvantaged children and youth." Its grantees include Reading Partners, a national program that establishes tutoring centers at schools low income areas, and Communities in Schools, which aims to improve high school graduation rates by offering counseling and social services to children of all ages. Samberg's in-house children and youth program maintains similar priorities--improving the lives of underserved children. Among the foundation's grantees are DREAM, a New York City organization that supports at-risk children and youth with academic support, enrichment and sports programming during after school hours and summer vacation, and College Summit, an organization that helps high school junior and seniors in low-income areas prepare for and apply to colleges through peer leadership programs.

Profiles of Samberg grantees are available at the foundation's website. This funder supports organizations operating in the United States.

Neither the Samberg Family Foundation nor Blue Meridian Partners accept proposals for funding. Blue Meridian accepts general inquiries via its online interest survey, and the Samberg Family Foundation accepts general inquiries via its website.

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