The Charter School Growth Fund identifies the country’s best public charter schools, funds their growth, and helps to increase their impact.
As a national nonprofit, we make multi-year, philanthropic investments in talented education leaders from around the country who are building networks of excellent public charter schools. We seek to fund existing schools that are doing a great job serving students and want to expand their impact. To date, we’ve funded over 1,400 schools that serve more than 665,000 students in 34 states, DC, and Puerto Rico, and we’re just getting started.
We want our portfolio members to meet their goals, and we support them in doing so.
One of the greatest benefits of being part of our portfolio is the opportunity to learn from peer charter leaders. We coordinate meaningful learning opportunities and provide resources so charter school networks can build more effective organizations.
We bring together the charter leaders we support to exchange ideas and solve problems together. More than 300 charter leaders a year attend convenings focusing on areas they care about the most, such as high school design, school operations, enrollment systems, and leadership/culture.
The CSGF CEO Retreat is our annual event. It is an opportunity for charter network leaders to learn, build connections, and hear new perspectives on their most significant challenges.
Through the work of the CSGF Impact Team, we invest in solutions that leverage our portfolio’s expertise in key practice areas, including: academics and character; talent; finance and operations; and college/career access.
The CSGF Structured Finance Team is designed to address the challenges that charter leaders may face as they build, expand, and renovate school facilities by providing low-interest loans and technical support.
“The strong effect size of Charter School Growth Fund schools suggests that CSGF has developed a screening process to identify networks operating charter schools that are likely to operate successful schools as they grow.”