Major support for educational programming is provided by Merryl H. and James S. Tisch.

Major support for children's and young adult programming is provided by the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences. 

Early Literacy programs are made possible by Arthur W. Koenig, The Gottesman Fund, The Lisa E. Javitch Early Literacy Initiative, the Gray Foundation, Robin Hood Foundation, The Carmel Hill Fund, The Pinkerton Foundation, The Sirus Fund, and City’s First Readers, an initiative made possible with funding from the New York City Council.