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

2023 Funding Opportunity

Our 2023 funding opportunity opens mid-February. 

This is the time to share your bold idea to reimagine learning. Through this opportunity, NewSchools will provide $15 million in funding to new ventures focused on creating a more excellent and equitable PK-12 education system.

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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 has closed.


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 whole-school models that reimagine learning
Educator diversity and parent leadership and advocacy
Ideas led by people of color that advance racial equity in education

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New innovative public schools & learning environments
Students with learning differences & innovations in response to 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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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.