The spirit of innovation is deeply ingrained in the CSGF portfolio, especially in creating transformational opportunities for marginalized students.
Leaders feel greater urgency and desire to think about the future in this moment of change.
We believe this provides an opportunity to reimagine existing pillars of schooling and create new possibilities.
We are here to support ambitious new ideas from and for the nation’s best public charter schools.
Leaders closest to the work often have the deepest insights but rarely have resources to try new approaches. We provide early research and development capital to support ambitious ideas for impact from charter school leaders. See here to learn about ideas we’ve supported through Project Spark, our most recent portfolio innovation funding opportunity.
The private and non-profit sectors can be an important source of innovation that amplify great teaching and lighten the load for schools. We provide enabling capital for entrepreneurs with great ideas to serve schools and students. We partner at the early stage of a new venture’s journey, typically providing $100K-$500K commitments to help scale early signs of traction, with a priority on CSGF-funded schools as customers.
We connect innovative companies with our portfolio to test demand for their solutions and get feedback from those in the work. We structure and sponsor testing of promising products and tools in the portfolio.
We are proud to support a diverse portfolio of companies making a difference for our growing network of charter schools and beyond
Cambiar Education is a nonprofit venture design studio focused on student success and equity.
Cariina is an operations enablement platform helping administrators manage complex workflows across their schools.
Edstruments makes finance and HR information visual, timely, and actionable for leaders of all backgrounds.
The Novel Effect app responds to your voice with interactive music and sound effects, creating magical moments when you read aloud from children’s books.
Leveraging School Health Data to Improve Outcomes for Children
Reach is a nonprofit university that employs job-embedded learning to help communities grow their own talent.
TeachStart offers professional training, employment, and certification pathways for aspiring teachers.
The All Means All leadership program equips schools and support all learners, through expert facilitation, coaching, programming, and an intersectional approach.
LearnPlatform expands equitable access for all students to the teaching and technology that works best for them.
HelloWorld’s is a computer science enrichment programs taught by CS experts and educators to equip and empower next generation innovators.
Koalluh’s story generator empowers kids to make & share quality, illustrated children’s stories using the power of AI.
OnYourMark Education is an individualized high impact virtual tutoring service that provides foundational skills instruction to K-2nd graders grounded in the science of reading.
A college and career readiness platform customized for every school community and built to make counselors’ jobs easier.