Application Process

The Charter School Growth Fund is looking for education entrepreneurs who want to grow their high-performing charter schools.

What We Offer


As a national nonprofit organization, we offer philanthropic funding to help promising charter networks expand by opening new schools.

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We work alongside charter school entrepreneurs to help them navigate the challenges of growth.

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We’ve built a community of the nation’s foremost charter leaders and coordinate meaningful learning opportunities for them.

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Who We’re Looking For

We support nonprofit organizations that run some of the top charter schools in their communities and are redefining what is possible in America’s public schools. Our portfolio members typically share the following traits:


They have demonstrated strong academic performance for multiple years and are dramatically changing life opportunities for students.


They want to expand their impact through opening more schools. Typically, the organizations we support seek to open 3-4 schools over a 5-year period.

Commitment to Financial Sustainability

Their schools will be able to operate on public funding and will not require significant philanthropy when they finish growing.


They have leadership teams who have the skills and expertise to accomplish their goals. Learn more about the impact of our portfolio on our Results page.


Application Process

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    Provide us with basic information by completing the form below. If we are interested in learning more, we will get in touch.

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    Academic Screen

    1–2 Weeks

    After an initial conversation, a separate team of evaluators reviews your organization’s academic data and compares it to other schools in your region.

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    Relationship Building

    1–6 Months

    We get to know you and your organization as we evaluate your approach and help you develop a plan for growth.

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    3–4 Years

    We provide grants and low-interest loans to help you open new schools and increase your impact.


Please fill out this brief form and we will get in touch with you shortly if we are interested in learning more.

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