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Welcome to the National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) funding opportunity database. The database includes one-time and ongoing national grants, fellowships, and scholarships that are currently active. Sponsors include the U.S. Federal Government and philanthropic organizations. This page is updated frequently as charter school funding opportunities are announced. Funding opportunities are displayed below in order of due date, i.e., opportunities with the most imminent deadlines are listed first and alphabetically within the same due date range.

Please note that state-specific and currently inactive funding opportunities are excluded from this database. For information about state-specific funding opportunities, please visit State Resources for Charter Schools on the NCSRC website to contact your State Education Agency and, if applicable, your state’s Charter Support Organization. For more information about federal funding opportunities, please visit Accessing Federal Programs: A Guidebook for Charter School Operators and Developers.

Current and Future Opportunities

Carnegie Corporation of New York
Competitive Grant | Foundation | Carnegie Corporation of New York
Award Size

The Carnegie Corporation of New York provides grants in several areas, one of which is Education. Education grants aim to ensure that American public education prepares all students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they need to fully… Read More

Change Happens Foundation
Competitive Grant | Foundation | The Change Happens Foundation
Award Size
Awards vary

The Change Happens Foundation focuses on three areas: science, the environment, and education. Education grants fund "ideas and practices to educate and prepare students for bright and rewarding futures." Various types of education projects have… Read More

Chapman Trusts Grant
| Foundation | Chapman Foundations Management, LLC
Award Size
Range = $1,000 - $10,000,000

The Chapman Trusts provide financial contributions to projects focusing on Education, Health and human services, Civic and Community initiatives, the Arts, and Nature and Wildlife protection,  primarily within Tulsa, Oklahoma and Colorado Springs… Read More

Charter School Growth Fund - SCALE Grants
Competitive Grant | Nonprofit | Charter School Growth Fund
Award Size

The Charter School Growth Fund supports educational leaders and entrepreneurs seeking to grow their high-performing public charter schools. SCALE Funding consists of grants and low-interest loans of $750,000+ to public charter schools to grow and… Read More

Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation
Competitive Grant | Foundation | Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation
Award Size
Awards vary

The Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation funds environmental and arts education opportunities for children and youth by supporting (1) programs for educators and artists to improve and apply their teaching skills in these subjects; and (2)… Read More

Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program
Competitive Grant | Federal | Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Award Size

This Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local… Read More

Community Grants
Competitive Grant | Foundation | Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation
Award Size
Not to exceed $2,000

The Foundation awards Community Grants in the amount of $2,000 or less, to address specific, one-time, tangible, and immediate needs. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis from those on the "front lines" of education (the classroom teacher,… Read More

Computers for Learning
| Federal | US General Services Administration
Award Size

The Computers for Learning (CFL) program allows schools and educational nonprofit organizations to view and select the computer equipment that federal agencies have reported as excess. The CFL website provides schools and educational nonprofit… Read More

Costco Wholesale
Competitive Grant | Nonprofit | Costco Wholesale Charitable Giving
Award Size
Request should not exceed 10% of overall budget. Advises submitting conservative requests from new applicants.

Costco Wholesale’s primary charitable efforts specifically focus on programs supporting children, education, and health and human services in the communities where we do business. Costco accepts and reviews funding requests throughout the year on… Read More

Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) Grants
Competitive Grant | Foundation | The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation
Award Size
Range: $2,500 to $15,000

The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) encourages the creation and expansion of learning experiences and opportunities at the primary, secondary, and higher education levels, particularly for disadvantaged students. Areas of special… Read More


Ongoing Opportunities