OVERVIEW: The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation supports children's health, education, the arts, veterans, Lyme disease and the greater-Connecticut area. Its education program prioritizes charter schools and organizations that provide after-school and summer programs for students.
IP TAKE: The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation invests in children's health, education, the arts, veterans, Lyme disease and the greater-Connecticut area. Much of its education funding has been dedicated to charter school networks operating in Connecticut and New York. This funder does not accept unsolicited proposals.
PROFILE: The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation was established in 2001 by former hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen and his wife, Alexandra. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, this foundation aims to "show the world what giving can do" and inspire generosity and volunteerism in others. Its funding initiatives are children's health, education, veterans, arts, Lyme disease and neighbors, which supports organizations in Connecticut and the New York City area.
The Cohens' education initiative is committed to education reform and the charter school movement. Among its charter school grantees are Harlem RBI, which runs the Dream Charter School and several after-school and summer programs for children in New York City, and Achievement First, a network of 34 schools in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Other grantees include the national Teach for America program and Domus, a human services nonprofit in Stamford, Connecticut that runs summer camps for underprivileged youth.
The Steven and Alexandra Cohen foundation is active mainly in the states of Connecticut and New York, but national organizations that align closely with its priorities have been funded.
This foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. General correspondence is accepted via mail at the address below.
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Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation
46 Cummings Point Rd.
Stamford, Connecticut 06902