Our Mission

The Albany Fund for Education enhances opportunities for students to learn, grow, and succeed.

We do this by building community partnerships, raising funds, and investing in innovative and effective programs and projects that build equity and strengthen the educational infrastructure of the City School District of Albany.


Guiding Principles

  • Public Education is fundamental to a democratic, civil, and prosperous society. 

  • Public Schools are critical institutions for breaking the cycle of poverty and redressing social inequalities. 

  • Educational reform must be systemic to be effective. 

  • Independent community-based organizations must play a central role along with private sector businesses in building and sustaining broad support for public education and for achieving significant reform in the public schools. 

  • Parents and caregivers should be involved in all attempts to improve public schools. 

  • Enrichment activities are valuable to all students and should be broadly available to encourage students’ creativity and intellectual curiosity.