PSP pools philanthropic capital from a wide variety of investors (donors) and invests it to create educational opportunities and improve outcomes for low-income students. We achieve these goals by investing in great schools of all types (public district, public charter and private), developing skilled urban educators and empowering families.

Investing in great schools

PSP is increasing the number of high-performing schools in Philadelphia and creating the conditions for great schools to thrive. After thorough and rigorous due diligence, we invest in the creation, growth and improvement of quality schools that primarily serve low-income students.

Developing skilled urban educators

Every great school starts with talented leaders and teachers who hold the belief that all children can learn. PSP invests in programs that prepare and develop teachers and leaders for the rigors of working in urban schools.

Empowering families

PSP is leveling the playing field for Philadelphia families by providing the information they need to discover the best schools for their children. We accomplish this through the free, multimedia resources of GreatPhillySchools, which was established by PSP in 2012.


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