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 entrepreneurs who are building networks of great charter schools. To date, we’ve funded 980 schools that serve nearly 420,000 students in 28 states, 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 250 charter leaders a year attend workshops focusing on important areas, such as talent, data management, enrollment, and fundraising.
The CSGF Portfolio Retreat is an opportunity for charter network leaders to learn, build connections, and hear new perspectives on their most significant challenges. Past retreats have featured candid conversations with distinguished leaders such as Bill Gates and Sheryl Sandberg.
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Through our Impact Fund, we invest in solutions that have potential to benefit district and charter schools alike.
“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.”