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This is your moment to enact bold change in PK-12 education.

Innovative Public Schools Funding Opportunity

We are looking for educators who are designing new, innovative public schools launching in Fall 2024. Through this annual funding opportunity, we help early-stage charter organizations launch their first and/or second school in a new network, and support district schools with the autonomy to develop and implement innovative instructional designs within new schools.

The application will close on January 27th, 2023.


Other Investment Areas

The deadlines to apply for NewSchools funding in the Learning Solutions, Diverse Leaders, Racial Equity, and EDge investment areas have passed. Learn more about our funding decisions and future funding opportunities below.

2022 Applicant Updates

All teams that applied for funding to launch an innovative public school have been notified about the status of their application. Teams that were selected will receive funding in May. 

Our team is still reviewing applications for Learning Solutions, Diverse Leaders, Racial Equity, EDge. Our goal is to provide status updates to all applicants by July. Selected teams will receive funding between August and November. 

If you are interested in applying for funding in the future, join our mailing list to get updates from us and review the FAQs to learn more about what we fund and how to apply.


What We Fund

We fund early-stage organizations and new initiatives to help us get to a more excellent and equitable education system.
Our investments align with the following focus areas (hover to learn more):

Literacy tools and content and/or whole-school models that are reimagining learning
Educator diversity, parent leadership & advocacy, leaders supporting DEI efforts
Ideas led by people of color that advance racial equity

EDge Fund

Innovations empowering students with learning differences, specifically those who are affected by poverty & racism
We are in a moment that requires innovation to support educators in recovering & rebuilding from the pandemic
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Supports & Resources

Are you a first-time grant seeker? Are you wondering how to navigate our funding application? Interested in learning more about NewSchools? If so, we have resources available to support you.

We strive to make our processes equitable, transparent, and as supportive as possible. We invite you to browse our resources and learn about our supports.

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Contact Us

If our supports and resources have yet to address your question, we want to hear from you. Call our application support hotline at (415) 615-6864.

Please allow up to 3 business days for a response. We look forward to connecting and supporting you.