NewSchools Venture Fund
is a national nonprofit venture philanthropy working to reimagine public education

Investing in Education Entrepreneurs

We raise contributions from donors and use it to find, fund and support teams of educators and education entrepreneurs who are reimagining public education so all children – especially those in underserved communities – have the opportunity to succeed.

Up to $8 Million in Funding Available

Dreaming of opening a new school? Perhaps you’re building an ed tech tool for early learners, or maybe you have a passion for increasing the number of Black and Latino leaders in the education sector.

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Save the Date for Summit 2018!

Invitations will be coming out later this fall, but for now, save space for Summit 2018 in your calendar:

* When: May 8-9, 2018
* Where: Hyatt Regency SFO

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Unrealized Impact: Groundbreaking Study on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Education

How diverse, equitable and inclusive is the education sector? In partnership with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Raikes Foundation, Schusterman Family Foundation and Walton Family Foundation, we commissioned a study of more than 200 organizations and received responses from nearly 5,000 individuals. This is the most comprehensive data on the state of diversity, equity and inclusion in the field.

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Reimagining Learning: A Big Bet on the Future of American Education

What if everyone acted on a shared vision to create more innovative school models?  “Reimagining Learning” describes work already underway by practitioners, partners and friends, and lays out a bold plan for the future.  Together, we can accelerate the momentum to create innovative schools that prepare every student to achieve their greatest aspirations.

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Investment Areas

Our investment strategy is designed to accelerate the pace and quality of education innovation so that more schools prepare our students for academic, career and life success.

Our Impact Since 1998

Since our founding, we have invested $250 million in over 150 education entrepreneurs. Our investments were instrumental in the creation of over 171,000 seats in 442 charter schools, the preparation of thousands of qualified teachers, and the development of ed tech products that serve over 60 million students and their teachers.