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.
Funding Opportunities are Now Open!
Up to $8 million in Funding is Available
Innovative Schools: Teams of educators with plans to open their first or second innovative school in a school district or charter network in Fall 2020 can apply here by Nov. 26, 2018. Cohort begins in Spring 2019. Investments include $200,000 in funding, management assistance and participation in a learning cohort.
Insight Brief: What We're Learning from Schools
Embracing and Measuring an Expanded Definition of Student Success
Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, NewSchools launched a multi-year effort to generate, analyze and share data and insights from schools in our portfolio. These schools are embracing an expanded definition of student success, and we are excited to share what we learned during the first year in our Insight Brief >>
Still Dissatisfied, More Optimistic, Fully Committed
NewSchools, Summit Learning and Transcend co-authored a paper to share what makes us more optimistic and offer a set of observations and lessons about how to support communities everywhere in their quests to build the kinds of schools that prepare students to create and live fulfilling lives. Read on>>
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.
Celebrating 20 Years of NewSchools
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