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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

Michael and Susan Dell Foundation Grants
Competitive Grant | Federal | Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
Award Size

Millions of children from low-income backgrounds don’t have the chance to attend a high-quality school. For those who do, unique chalenges remain, making it harder for them to get to and through college. We invest in closing these opportunity… Read More

Mockingbird Foundation
| Foundation | The Mockingbird Foundation
Award Size
Grant amounts: $100 - $10,000

The Mockingbird Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to music education for America’s youth. The Foundation is particularly interested in projects that foster creative expression (whether in instrumentation,… Read More

Moody Foundation
| Foundation | Moody Foundation
Award Size

The Moody Foundation strengthens the future of Texas by investing in charitable projects that exhibit innovative ideas and make long-term improvement in our communities. Education is one of the five Foundation's grant categories. A variety of… Read More

National Endowment for the Arts
Competitive Grant | Federal | National Endowment for the Arts
Award Size
Individual awards: $10,000

Challenge America offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to groups/communities with rich and dynamic artistic and cultural… Read More

National Home Library Foundation
Competitive Grant | Foundation |
Award Size
Range: $500 - $5,000, Average = $2,000

The National Home Library Foundation makes grants to fund books for libraries, schools and literacy programs serving children, teens or adults in need of reading and learning resources. Priority is given to programs in the Washington, D.C.,… Read More

NEA Foundation: Student Success Grants
Competitive Grant | Nonprofit | National Educators Association
Award Size
$1,500 or $5,000

The NEA Student Success  Grants fund educators to develop and implement projects that will achieve one or more of the following goals: enhance students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills, their… Read More

Nina Heard Astin Charitable Trust
Competitive Grant | Nonprofit | Nina Heard Astin Charitable Trust, administered by Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services
Award Size
Range = $5,000 - $10,000

The Nina Heard Astin Charitable Trust makes grants in the areas of education, arts and culture, humanities, health and human services, and the environment. Primary focus is Texas, but organizations in other states are encouraged to apply for… Read More

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education: School Choice & Improvement Programs Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP)
Competitive Grant | Federal | Department of Education
Award Size
"Total award size: $122,000,000 Individual award sizes: $1,500,000-$3,500,000"

MSAP, authorized under title IV, part D of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) and consortia of LEAs to create or revise magnet schools under required or… Read More

Office of Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Education Agencies
Formula Grant | Federal | Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education
Award Size
Range of Awards = $4,000 to $2,653,404 Average Award = $86,000

The Office of Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies program provides grants to support local educational agencies (LEAs), Indian Tribes and organizations, and other eligible entities in… Read More

Project to Support America's Families and Educators (Project SAFE) Grant Program
Formula Grant | Federal | Safe & Supportive Schools, Office of Elementary and Secondary Schools, U.S. Department of Education
Award Size
Total=$3,200,000. Range=$50,000-$350,000. Average=$250,000.

Project to Support America's Families and Educators (Project SAFE) Grant Program is intended to improve students’ safety and well-being by providing funding to local educational agencies (LEAs) that adopt and implement strategies to prevent the… Read More


Ongoing Opportunities