Great Schools Fund invests in the future of Catholic high schools

Today we announced a $600,000 investment in Faith in the Future to support increased enrollment at eight Catholic high schools in Philadelphia. Read about the grant in today’s Inquirer.

The Great Schools Fund investment in Faith in the Future – a new nonprofit organization formed to oversee Catholic education and the management of 17 area high schools – will specifically support planning for eight Philadelphia high schools that serve approximately 6,200 students and have the capacity to serve nearly double that. These high schools have among the highest college enrollment rates in Philadelphia, and our investment will help Faith in the Future improve access for more families.

To date, the Great Schools Fund has invested almost $20 million to create more than 10,000 seats in high-quality schools (Learn more about the Great Schools Fund portfolio). Of that, we’ve invested $2.4 million in Catholic schools, which enroll about 12 percent of Philadelphia students. These schools play a crucial role in the citywide effort to ensure every child has access to a great school.

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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.

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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.