Great News: Our latest grant to expand a high-quality school

Yesterday we announced a new grant to help expand Carver Engineering & Science, a top district high school in North Philadelphia, as the school grows to add a middle school this fall.
Learn about the expansion and hear from a new Carver parent in this great WHYY story
Carver is among the best performing high schools in the city with nearly every student going on to college after graduation. We created the Great Schools Fund to give more low-income students access to this kind of quality education.
To date, the Fund has helped nearly 16,000 students gain access to high-quality schools by investing more than $35 million to create better educational opportunities in Philadelphia. You can learn more about our investments here.

Thanks for your continued support, and please contact us to get involved.
P.S. You can read about a Carver graduate’s path to college in this recent Daily News story.

Recent News
School Investments

Since 2011, we’ve invested nearly $60 million to give 25,000 more students access to high-quality schools.


Our goal is to raise $140 million by 2022 to invest in great schools of all types. To date, we’ve raised more than $80 million.

By the Numbers

We invest in schools of all types. Our committed funds are currently invested in charter (65%), district (25%) and private (10%) schools.


Our goal is to ensure 50,000 more students each year are on the path to college by 2022.