We’re looking for the people with the ideas that are going to change education and open doors for all children. The call has never been more urgent to innovate — to bring new approaches and new organizations that will give every child a great chance in life. Each and every child has a fundamental right to a real education — one that leaves her ready to create a fulfilling life, make positive change, and help build an equitable future for everyone. Yet, too many children — especially in Black, Latino and low-income neighborhoods — don’t have access to the learning opportunities they need.
We believe the genius to create an equitable education system already exists in our nation, in our communities, and that new ideas must have the support they need to grow. That’s why NewSchools offers not just funding, but partnership and support, to innovators who seek to build strong schools and organizations dedicated to a more just future in education. To get there, we support entrepreneurs in four investment areas: Innovative Public Schools, Learning Solutions, Diverse Leaders and Racial Equity. And we’re enthusiastic about helping Black and Latino innovators bring their ideas and organizations to fruition.
As a nonprofit venture philanthropy, we use charitable donations to support teams of educators, innovators and parent leaders who are reimagining public education to give all students — particularly those from underserved communities — a better opportunity to achieve their most ambitious dreams and plans. We seek out promising innovators from around the country, and invest in those with the greatest potential to improve student learning and make a positive impact. We support them with management assistance and customized resources to help them achieve their missions more quickly and with higher quality. Since we are a nonprofit organization, the returns we seek are educational and social, not financial.
NewSchools is known for identifying and supporting some of the highest impact education entrepreneurs in the field.
Diligence & Investment
We invest in innovators working to reimagine PreK-12 public education, with a focus on students from underserved communities.Learn more
Management Assistance and Support
We engage our ventures as partners, providing funding and customized management assistance to help each organization grow and thriveLearn more
We connect entrepreneurs to each other and share their lessons broadly to ensure that the best ideas and tools spread nationwide to benefit all students.Learn more