GNYC was launched in 2010 with an initial $3 million investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of its Community Learning in Partnership (CLIP) portfolio. Today, GNYC is funded by multiple private foundations and receives an annual funding contribution from the NYC Department of Education and the City University of New York. GNYC is one of the Lumina Foundation’s 75 Community Partnerships for Attainment sites.