Investors (donors) in PSP seek citywide impact. In a city of 240,000 schoolchildren, they understand that no one school or program can be the answer. We must proliferate great schools of all different types and ensure the conditions are present that enable them to thrive.

PSP’s Great Schools Fund II brings donors together, pooling their investments and deploying them in the form of philanthropic venture grants. These grants support entrepreneurial school leaders and organizations in the creation and growth of a variety of high-achieving urban schools. They also support PSP’s savvy investment teams, made up of experienced education leaders who complete thorough and rigorous due diligence on all of the Fund’s investments.

Between 2011 and 2016, PSP raised over $80 million in Great Schools Fund I from nearly 135 investors. The first Fund invested in more than 50 schools across the city of Philadelphia, creating access to better educational opportunity for more than 24,000 students each year.

In 2017, PSP launched Great Schools Fund II, with a $60 million fundraising goal. This new fund supports Fund I portfolio schools in continuing to raise their performance and aims to create 12,000 to 15,000 more seats in high-achieving schools.

To learn more about the impact of PSP’s investments in schools, educator training and development, and parent empowerment, or to join us for a visit to one of our portfolio schools, please contact Executive Director Mark Gleason or Development Associate Rachel Marx at 484-785-8111 or by email.

All donations to PSP are tax-deductible.

To donate by check, mail to:

Philadelphia School Partnership
150 S Independence Mall West
Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19106


PSP has invested in 64 schools of all types (public district, public charter, and private) across Philadelphia


Since 2011, PSP has invested over $65 million in schools of all types to improve educational outcomes of children in Philadelphia


Annually, over 100,000 people learn about and apply to great schools through the free resources provided by GreatPhillySchools


As a result of PSP’s investments, more than 26,000 students are enrolled in better schools