The NewSchools Venture Fund is a national nonprofit that supports and invests in promising entrepreneurs and teams of educators eager to re-imagine learning and helps them accomplish their goal of achieving outstanding results for the schools, students, and educators they serve. The fund is committed to helping students graduate high school prepared and inspired to achieve their most ambitious dreams and plans.
To advance this mission, the fund is accepting applications for its Innovative Schools program.
Through the program, the fund will invest in new and redesigned pre-K-12 public schools across the country, in both school districts and charter networks. Priority will be given to schools that prepare students — regardless of the future they might want to pursue — with everything they need to be successful in college, career, and life.
The fund is seeking teams of educators who begin with a clear definition of student success as their guide and can design a school that meets the full range of their students' needs. Investments include new schools, redesigned schools, and partnerships with model providers. However, this particular funding opportunity will focus only on teams planning to launch a new school in the next one to three years.
NewSchools will select the most promising teams of educators for investments in their planning phase. Funding support will range between $50,000 and $200,000 and will include participation in a cohort experience to help teams refine their designs and prepare for launch within the next one to two years.
See the NewSchools Venture Fund for complete program guidelines and submission instructions.