Growing Great Schools and Creating More

We have raised more than $75 million in our Great Schools Fund to invest in talented leaders who will create 50,000 new seats for students in high-quality schools by:

  • Expanding existing high-performing schools
  • Transforming schools that aren’t working
  • Opening new schools
  • Incubating new school ideas

Adding these “seats” means that, ultimately, each year 50,000 more students will be able to attend high-quality schools.

Creating the Conditions for Schools to Thrive

We are also addressing some of the most pressing needs shared by school operators in all sectors so that great schools are able to thrive. These include:

  • Investing in programs and partners that recruit, training and retain great teachers and school leaders
  • Empowering families with information and access
  • Removing policy barriers that block innovation and excellence

In sum, we are aiming for a 50% increase in the number of students attending high-quality schools citywide, and to triple the number of students on the path to college from roughly 20 percent to 60 percent.

School Investments

Since 2011, we’ve invested nearly $60 million to give 23,000 more students access to high-quality schools.

Investors

Our goal is to raise $150 million by 2022 to invest in great schools of all types. To date, we’ve raised more than $75 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.

Performance

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