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Share your bold ideas to reimagine learning

The 2023 funding opportunity for our Learning Solutions, Diverse Leaders, Racial Equity, and EDge investment areas is now closed and will re-open in early 2024. Applicants who applied in 2023 can expect to hear an update on their status by June and a final decision by September. 

The Innovative Public Schools funding opportunity is also closed and will open in November 2023 for teams that plan to open a school in fall 2025.

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What We Fund

Through our annual funding opportunity, we support early-stage organizations and new initiatives across the following investment areas.

New innovative
public charter and
district schools

Literacy tools and content and whole-school models that reimagine learning

Teacher and leader diversity and parent leadership and advocacy

Ideas led by people of color that advance racial equity in education

Students with learning differences & innovations in response to the pandemic

Frequently Asked Questions

Ventures receive a one-year, unrestricted grant ranging from $150,000 to $250,000, depending on the stage of the idea. If you are still developing your strategy or are in the process of piloting your idea, you are likely to receive a grant on the lower end of our range. If you already have a clear strategy and a successful pilot under your belt, you will probably land toward the top of our range. 

Yes! In addition to financial support, venture leaders participate in an active community of practice to build relationships with and learn from peer organizations. We convene our cohorts approximately two times a year to facilitate this exchange.

In addition, ventures receive relevant, timely and differentiated support, including one-on-one support with a member of our staff, as well as access to experts and resources to meet their needs in areas such as school model or program design, staffing, DEI, fundraising, financial sustainability, and operations. We also provide support in relation to data collection, impact measurement, analysis, and continuous improvement.

You can learn more about what it is like to be a part of our portfolio in this showcase featuring some of our innovators.

You can join our email list to learn about future opportunities. Remember, we invest in early-stage ideas, so you do not need to have a fully operational organization to apply.