Apply for Funding

Share your best idea to reimagine learning

Our 2023 funding opportunity is open! Apply by March 29, 2023 at 11:59 pm PT. 

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.

Selected ventures receive a one-year, unrestricted grant between $150,000 and $250,000. In addition, we provide management assistance to help organizations achieve their impact and sustainability goals, including joining a national community of practice with other visionary leaders.

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What We Fund

We fund early-stage organizations and new initiatives across the following investment areas:

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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Dream Big With Us

Thinking about applying? Start here!

If you are interested in applying, the first step is submitting a short Eligibility Form through the funding portal. The form should take about 5 minutes to complete. This form is designed to confirm your eligibility and provide information on which investment area your idea most closely aligns with. We recommend that you fill out this form as soon as possible.

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Supports & Resources

Still have questions? Need guidance and support completing the application? If so, we have resources available for you, including FAQs, webinars, and virtual office hours.

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Contact Us

If you still have questions for us, reach out to our team. Use our inquiry form by clicking here or call our support hotline (415) 615-6864. Please allow up to 3 business days for a response. We look forward to connecting and supporting you!