Racial Equity Seed Fund

Seeding Change to Advance Racial Equity in Boston Schools

EdVestors is deeply committed to advancing racial equity in our organization, schools, and communities. Racial equity in education can only be achieved if every child regardless of race or ethnicity has access to the opportunities, resources, and support they need to thrive. In Boston’s current education system, students of color, particularly our Black and Latinx students are disproportionately impacted by gaps in opportunity and outcomes.

We believe the greatest potential for impact comes from working together in community and meaningfully involving those most impacted by racial inequities and racism in decision making and implementation.

EdVestors will be working in partnership with:

  • School-Based Equity Roundtable teams composed of students, families, community members, educators, school staff, school and district leaders
  • Community Organizations focused on advancing racial equity
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Boston University

For more information on the Racial Equity Seed Fund including expectations for participants, goals, and application questions, please click here.

If you missed the information session, check out the recording here which highlights changes to the RFP!

Grant Seekers

Applications for the 2021-2022 Racial Equity Seed Fund are now closed.

Race cannot continue to predict educational outcomes for our students in Boston.  We have reimagined our Seed Fund to focus explicitly on advancing racial equity. Our aim is to build an action-based learning community to implement, test, and scale solutions developed by those most impacted in schools to advance racial equity. To do this we must both attend to students’ individual backgrounds, communities, and strengths, and address the root causes of systemic oppression in our schools.

Who Can Apply?

Boston Schools  [School Application]

  • All Boston Public, Parochial, and Independent Charters schools who have identified racial equity as a school-wide focus and priority

Community Organizations [Community Organization Application]

  • Organizations with demonstrated commitment to advancing racial equity in schools
  • Organizations that work directly with students, families, and/or educators

 *Preference will be given to organizations that apply in partnership with individual Boston schools

For more information on the Racial Equity Seed Fund including expectations for participants, goals, and application questions, please click here.

If you missed the information session, check out the recording here which highlights changes to the RFP!