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Welcome to the National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) funding opportunity database. The database includes one-time and ongoing grants, fellowships, prizes, and scholarships. Sponsors include the U.S. Federal Government and philanthropic organizations. Please note that state-specific 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. This page is updated frequently as charter school funding opportunities are announced.
Current and Future Opportunities
Award SizeAverage award is $100,000
The Louis Calder Foundation currently gives funding consideration to educational programs in four main areas: development of new charter and independent faith-based K-12 schools; expansion of existing, high-performing charter management organizations and diocesan schools; teacher and leadership development; and school capital projects.
The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation awards grants to organizations for whom a small amount of money ($1,000-$2,000) can make a big difference. The Foundation welcomes requests for support from community-based non-profit organizations located in the United States. The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools,…
Spencer Foundation research grants are not designed for applicants to respond to a specific request; they are what scholars in the field think we need to know more about. The goal of the Foundation's large and small research grants is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling…
Award Sizeup to $5,000
Toshiba America Foundation's mission is to provide teachers with additional funds to support classroom projects. Afterschool and summer projects and independent study projects are not eligible. The Foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms.
Award SizeTotal program funding in 2019-20 = $63,521,110 to 212 projects
The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession.
Award SizeFY2019 Total = $343,356,535 Average Grant = $355,442
Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither…
Award Sizeup to $25 million
The Foundation intentionally place vulnerable children and their families at the center of all programming with organizations and policies the Foundation supports, addressing the comprehensive needs of children, their families, and communities. Programming framework: educated kids, healthy kids, secure families, racial equity, and civic engagement. In general, they do not…