NewSchools Venture Fund
is a national nonprofit venture philanthropy working to reimagine public education
Investing in Education Entrepreneurs
We find, fund and support teams of educators, and education entrepreneurs, who are reimagining public education so all children – especially those in underserved communities – have the opportunity to succeed.
Unrealized Impact: Groundbreaking Study on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Education
How diverse, equitable and inclusive is the education sector? In partnership with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Raikes Foundation, Schusterman Family Foundation and Walton Family Foundation, we commissioned a study of more than 200 organizations and received responses from nearly 5,000 individuals. This is the most comprehensive data on the state of diversity, equity and inclusion in the field.
Reimagining Learning: A Big Bet on the Future of American Education
What if everyone acted on a shared vision to create more innovative school models? “Reimagining Learning” describes work already underway by practitioners, partners and friends, and lays out a bold plan for the future. Together, we can accelerate the momentum to create innovative schools that prepare every student to achieve their greatest aspirations.
Our investment strategy is designed to accelerate the pace and quality of education innovation so that more schools prepare our students for academic, career and life success.
Our Impact Since 1998
Since our founding, we have invested nearly $260 million in 200 education ventures. Our investments were instrumental in the creation of nearly 470 new schools with the potential to serve more than 200,000 students, and the development of ed tech products that serve more than 60 million students and their teachers.
Ideas, lessons and updates from our work and that of our entrepreneurs