Building a successful, mission-oriented organization from the ground up takes more than a founder’s compelling vision and relentless drive—it requires sound business planning and a laser focus on outcomes.
In addition to unrestricted funding, Arbor Brothers grants include hundreds of hours of our capacity-building consulting support around key initiatives such as strategic planning, financial management, and outcomes measurement.Learn about our approach
We are privileged to roll up our sleeves and pitch in with phenomenal social entrepreneurs who do the hard work of expanding opportunity in our community.
2015-2017 GranteeScriptEd equips students in under-resourced schools with the fundamental coding skills and professional experiences that together create access to careers in technology.
ScriptEd has reached a critical point in our growth, and in order to scale, we need strong partners, capital, and strategic advice. Our partnership with Arbor Brothers is helping us expand our impact across New York City. ”
Maurya Couvares, Founder and Executive Director
2011-2014 GranteeAll Our Kin trains, supports, and sustains family child care providers, giving children and families the foundation to succeed in school and in life.
With Arbor Brother's help, we created a plan for expanding our model, replicated to additional sites, and secured funding for further expansion. They worked with us every step of the way, providing key knowledge, guidance, and encouragement. ”
Jessica Sager, Executive Director and Co-Founder
2011-2014 GranteeRow New York empowers young people from New York City’s under-resourced communities to pursue excellence in all facets of their lives through a highly structured program of competitive rowing and comprehensive academic support.
They have no fear of going deep with organizations and asking the hard questions – the difference is they are supportive every step of the way towards finding answers together. ”
Amanda Kraus, Executive Director and Founder
“Through their specialized expertise and targeted funding, Arbor Brothers has played a pivotal role in helping many of our alumni entrepreneurs drive long-lasting social change.”“”
Matt Kramer, Former CEO, Teach for America
“Arbor Brothers has been a true partner for management and the board in building Green City Force.”“”
Ed Cohen, Founder of General Atlantic and Board Chair of Green City Force
“Engaging with Arbor Brothers has helped our fellows to really operationalize their bold ideas.”“”
Erica Lock, Director of Fellowship Programs, Echoing Green
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Since 2009, Arbor Brothers has supported 20 nonprofits in the tri-state area, contributing millions of dollars in unrestricted funding and thousands of hours of capacity-building support to organizations addressing root causes of poverty.
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National media sources are waking up to to the power of the “walking movement energizing African American women.” The Washington Post went deep on a front page profile of founders Morgan and Vanessa, as well as highlighting some of the extraordinary women in the program.
—via Girl Trek (2013-2016)
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What We're Reading
Policy Patrons: Philanthropy, Education Reform, and the Politics of InfluenceMegan E. Tompkins-Stange | Harvard Education Press 10.21.2016
In this edition, we reveal the 2016 additions to the AB portfolio, gesture towards the avalanche of press our grantees and alumni are unleashing, elucidate some of our 2017 learning agenda goals, and highlight an example of the critical injustices taking place on the watch of Big Ten referees.Read More >
Digging the WE THE PEOPLE art from Shepard Fairey et al. A beautiful and compelling appeal to inclusiveness. https://t.co/8qYvRULTlO
"Abused and scorned though we may be, our destiny is tied up with the destiny of America." -MLK. Today and always. https://t.co/EPTfZMM9gu
Recommended treatment for moral apathy: James Baldwin's "I Am Not Your Negro" coming soon to a theater near you... https://t.co/CWKbJTOnJd
Is dismissing poorly performing teachers truly feasible? NYC ranks among the safest cities for poor performers https://t.co/agzcBUg6Je
For a dose of quiet, stunning grace, check Lil Buck dancing past iconic modern art in a Parisian gallery: https://t.co/kVyLL7TFEY
Federal $$ for student achievement programs: "Education Innovation and Research Program-Early-Phase Grants" https://t.co/Z3xjgheW2J