NewSchools Venture Fund
is a national nonprofit venture philanthropy working to reimagine public education
Investing in Education Entrepreneurs
We raise contributions from donors and use them to find, fund and support teams of educators and entrepreneurs who are reimagining learning so all children – especially those in underserved communities – have the opportunity to succeed.
Insight Brief: What We're Learning from Schools
Using Expanded Measures of Student Success for School Improvement
In our latest report, we reflect on the ongoing work of schools in our portfolio, and identify five insights that we hope will guide other schools, researchers and funders who want to advance an Expanded Definition of Student Success in the field. Insight Brief >>
What do Educators and Students Think About Ed Tech?
The NewSchools-Gallup report on ed tech usage by educators and students offers a comprehensive look at PreK-12 ed tech perceptions and usage. READ THE FULL REPORT>>
NewSchools’ companion report provides our insights on the most interesting findings from the survey. VIEW OUR INSIGHTS>>
Read our Top 10 Takeaways for Ed Tech Innovators HERE>>>
Why Are Latino Education Edupreneurs Underrepresented?
Find out what funders can do to support and attract more Latino leaders. READ FULL REPORT>>
Why We Support Innovative Public Schools
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School for Girls
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