Charter Schools

We have been a leader in funding alternative education initiatives, including charter networks such as the ones listed below and many individual charter schools in New York City and New York State.

  • Achievement First
  • Classical Charter Schools
  • Coney Island Prep Builders
  • Democracy Prep
  • Icahn Charter Schools
  • KIPP
  • MESA Charter High School
  • Success Academy
  • Uncommon Schools
  • Independently, Heckscher Foundation CEO Peter Sloane was a founding trustee of the first charter school in New York State, Sisulu Victory Academy

    We are thankful for the generous support from the Heckscher Foundation and our collaboration with Modern States, which has transformed the culture of college access and success for all of our students. Through the Modern States program and the CLEP Exams, MESA students have accumulated enough credits to enter college as sophomores. This has shifted the realm of possibilities for all of our students and families!
    Pagee Cheung
    Co-Executive Director, MESA Charter High School