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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

Andrew Family Foundation Junior Board Grants
Competitive Grant | Foundation | The Andrew Family Foundation
Award Size

The Andrew Family Foundation Junior Board seeks to fund qualified Section 501(c)(3) organizations whose purpose is aligned with the Foundation's mission statement and is focused on positively impacting the lives of youth. The Foundation prefers… Read More

Annual Meeting Scholarships
Competitive Grant | Foundation | Oral History Association
Award Size
Varied based on travel costs; total awards are $10,000

The Oral History Association scholarship program assists students, professionals, and community practitioners with travel funds so they may attend the annual meeting. Each year, OHA offers more than $10,000 in scholarship funds.

Avantor Foundation
Competitive Grant | Foundation |
Award Size

The Avantor Foundation works to advance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and learning, with the goal of increasing the number of students, especially women and minorities, pursing science and technology degrees. The… Read More

Beyond Words: Dollar General School Library Relief Fund
Competitive Grant | Foundation | Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Award Size
Awards are $10,000 - $20,000; Can be up to $50,000

Beyond Words is a disaster relief fund for public school libraries in Dollar General store communities. Grants are awarded to public school libraries that have incurred substantial damage or hardship due to a natural disaster, fire or an act… Read More

Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Community Grants
Competitive Grant | Foundation | Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation
Award Size

The Brown Rudnik Foundation awards Community Grants in the amount of $2,000 or less, to address specific, one-time need or idea which will improve education in underserved communities in Boston, Providence, Hartford, New York, Washington, D.C.,… Read More

Building Healthy Communities Step Up for School Wellness Program
Competitive Grant | Foundation | Building Healthy Communities
Award Size

The Building Healthy Communities Step Up for School Wellness Program is an innovative school-based program focused on creating and sustaining a healthier school environment and building a culture of wellness that supports physical activity,… Read More

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


Ongoing Opportunities