There is a great deal of private funding available for K-12 education. Entities as diverse as international corporations, local utility companies, and individual charities offer grants to schools, districts, and consortiums to help fund public and private education. Although some fee-for-service groups and publications claim to be the single source for grant information, this information is readily available on the Internet. Finding the right grant for your school is possible if you are willing to do the research. To get started, visit this site for an excellent list of resources.
Fundraising and Local Partnerships
Many charter schools are started by community-based, grassroots organizations that have a desire to offer educational alternatives for students. Because a sense of mission and purpose already exists within the community, the community itself is great place to turn for donations of money, goods, and services. For more information and ideas about local fundraising, visit our page on Fundraising and Local Partnerships.