Use these resources to identify the right funding opportunities for your idea.

Potential funding sources:

For nonprofits:
Grantmakers for Education – a list of GFE’s member organizations

Charter School Growth Fund
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
Full Circle Fund
New Profit
Robin Hood
Venture Philanthropy Partners
University of Michigan’s Social Venture Fund 

For for-profits

ASTIA is a community of experts committed to building women leaders.
Golden Seeds is an investment firm dedicated to the empowerment of women entrepreneurs. 
Springboard Enterprises
Women’s Capital Connection of Kansas City
Startl Dealbook
is a free database comprised of education technology companies, entrepreneurs and the world of investors interested in this space.
Catamount Ventures
Dreamit Ventures
Investors’ Circle
Learn Capital
New Markets Venture Partners
Social Venture Fund
Tugboat Ventures
Ulu Ventures
Union Square

Education and social impact incubators / accelerators:

Imagine K12
Kauffman Labs
EdTech Entrepreneurs Lab
Unreasonable Institute
GoodCompany Ventures


Echoing Green
Mind Trust

Conferences / Business Plan Competitions:

ASU Education Innovation Summit
Harvard Social Enterprise Conference
Pitch for Change Competition
Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition
Venture Capital in Education Summit
Yale School of Management Education Business Plan Competition


Investing in Innovation

Find the right funder:

Are you adding value beyond money? Village Capital
Four Things Some VCs Do That I Don’t Like, Ben Horowitz

Pitch resources:

Entrepreneur Pitch Workbook, Canaan Partners
Raising Venture Capital, Mark Suster
The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint, Guy Kawasaki
How to NOT Write a Business Plan, Dave Cowan
The Tortuous World of PowerPoint, Brad Feld
Tips for the First VC Meeting, Ed Sim
11 Tips for the VC Pitch, Venture Generated Content

Pitch deck example: Pre-Launch Pitch Deck

Next step:

Submit Your Idea