2011 Education Reform Grant Totals By Investment Site

The Walton Family Foundation announced investments totaling more than $159 million in education reform initiatives for 2011 – the largest single-year investment in education reform. Grants were made to organizations and programs that empower parents, particularly in low-income communities, to choose among quality, publicly funded schools for their children. 

Here is a look at grant totals by investment site.


Brighter Choice Foundation $900,000
50CAN, Inc 900,000
Hoover Institution, Stanford University 149,470
New York Charter Schools Association NYCSA 1,062,955
Total $3,012,425


Americans for Prosperity Foundation $250,000
Building Excellent Schools  (BES) 30,0000
Georgia Charter Schools Association Inc. 700,000
Georgia Family Education and Research Council, Inc. 350,000
Heritage Preparatory Academy 220,000
Heron Bay Academy 250,000
KIPP Foundation 250,000
Latin Academy Charter School 220,000
The GLOBE Academy 30,000
The Intown Academy 220,000
Total $2,520,000


Massachusetts Charter Public School Association $200,000
Pioneer Institute, Inc.  162,800
Bridge Boston Charter School        250,000
Charter Fund, Inc.  (CSGF) 250,000
Edward W. Brooke Charter School 2 250,000
Excel Academy Charter School - Chelsea 250,000
MATCH Community Day Charter Public School 250,000
NewSchools Venture Fund NSVF 1,386,615
Total $2,999,415


Catalyst Schools $30,000
Charter Fund, Inc.  (CSGF) 250,000
Christopher House  30,000
Erie Elementary Charter School 250,000
Illinois Network of Charter Schools   (INCS) 1,088,785
Legal Prep Charter Academy 220,000
Orange School 30,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center 374,608
UNO Charter School Network 750,000
Total $3,023,393


Charter Fund, Inc.  (CSGF) $1,000,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools 738,826
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC) 687,000
Colorado Succeeds 215,000
Denver Center for International Studies at Ford Elementary 300,000
Denver Center for International Studies at Montbello 300,000
Denver Public Schools  (DPS) 376,182
Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) 219,382
Elements Academy 2,374
Generation Schools Network 20,000
Grant Beacon Middle School 20,000
Green Valley Elementary 300,000
Greenwood K-8 20,000
High Tech Early College 300,000
KIPP Foundation 250,000
Lena Lovato Archuleta Elementary School 20,000
McGlone Elementary  300,000
Monarch Montessori of Denver 30,000
Noel Community Arts School 300,000
Public Education and Business Coalition 100,000
Rocky Mountain Preparatory Charter School 250,000
Sims-Fayola International Academy Denver 30,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center 184,505
Teach for America (National) 1,937,500
University of Southern California 41,130
West Leadership Academy 20,000
Total $7,961,899


Cornerstone Health High School $220,000
Experiencia Academy Project Team 30,000
Glazer Elementary 250,000
Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA) 250,000
MAPSA - Michigan Association of Public School Academies 744,002
Regent Park Scholars Charter Academy 250,000
Synergy Kinetic Academy 250,000
The Loving School 250,000
University YES East Academy 250,000
Total $2,494,002


Charter Fund, Inc.  (CSGF) $250,000
Democracy Prep Harlem Charter School 250,000
East Harlem Scholars Academy 250,000
Neighborhood Charter School of Harlem 220,000
NewSchools Venture Fund NSVF 500,000
Success Charter Network 1,000,000
Total $2,470,000


Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School $250,000
Damar Charter Academy 250,000
Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, Inc.  200,000
Goodwill Education Initiatives, Inc. 500,000
IFF 40,000
Indiana Department of Education 25,000
Indiana Public Charter Schools Association, Inc. 380,000
Mind Trust 500,000
School Choice Indiana 200,000
The Excel Center 220,000
Total $2,565,000

Los Angeles

Arts in Action Community Charter School  $220,000
California Charter Schools Association  CCSA 3,250,000
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy 250,000
Celerity Cardinal Charter School 250,000
Celerity Educational Group 60,000
Celerity Octavia Charter School 250,000
Celerity Palmati Charter School 250,000
Celerity Sirius Charter School 250,000
Charter Fund, Inc.  (CSGF) 750,000
College-Ready Academy High School #17 250,000
Early College Academy of Leaders and Scholars 250,000
Excellent Education Development, Inc.  (ExED) 250,000
Extera Public School 250,000
Green Dot Public Schools 1,000,600
LA Voice 100,000
Los Angeles Parent Union 500,000
Synergy Quantum Academy 250,000
Teach for America (National) 1,232,500
University Charter High School 30,000
Total $9,643,100


Stand for Children Leadership Center $290,893
Tennessee Charter School Incubator  300,071
Tennessee Charter Schools Association  356,874
Total $1,447,838


Hope Christian School $795,000
IFF 2,000,000
Institute of Public Charter Schools Innovation 45,000
Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee 59,000
Lutheran Urban Mission Initiative Inc. 65,000
Milwaukee Chapter - Black Alliance for Educational Options Inc. (MCBAEO) 75,000
Milwaukee College Preparatory School of Wisconsin 367,000
Milwaukee Math and Science Academy 250,000
Milwaukee Scholars Charter School 250,000
Schools That  Can Milwaukee, Inc. 175,000
Seeds of Health, Inc. 165,000
Teach for America (National) 485,000
United Community Center, Inc. 301,000
Wisconsin Lutheran College 200,000
Total $5,232,000


Minneapolis College Preparatory School $250,000
Minnesota School of Science 250,000
Charter School Partners 70,961
Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now Inc. (ConnCAN) 400,000
Total $970,961

New Orleans

Crescent City Schools Charter School $250,000
FirstLine College Prep High School 250,000
Institute for Innovation of Public School Choice 388,763
KIPP Foundation 500,000
MICAH Project 100,000
Morris Jeff Community School 220,000
New Orleans Military/Maritime Academy  (NOMMA) 50,000
New Schools for New Orleans Inc. 542,000
Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) 82,500
ReNEW-Reinventing Education 750,000
Teach for America (National) 1,315,000
University of Southern California 92,432
University of Washington Foundation - Center on Reinventing Public Education 54,590
Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools 679,202
Total $5,274,487


Charter Fund, Inc.  (CSGF) $250,000
Teach for America (National) 465,000
Excellent Education for Everyone, Inc. (E3) 421,500
International Education Foundation 475,000
New Jersey Charter Public Schools Association (NJCSA) 86,149
Total $1,697,649


Charter Fund, Inc.  (CSGF) $750,000
Empower College Prep 30,000
Arizona Charter Schools Association (ACSA) 510,000
Arizona School Choice Administration Corporation 400,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center 236,010
Total $1,926,010

Washington, D.C.

Alliance for School Choice, Inc. $202,000
Building Hope 1,618,000
Charter Board Partners (CBP) 68,200
DC Preparatory Academy 250,000
DC Public Charter School Board 601,193
DC Public Education Fund 2,076,330
Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS) 717,721
LAYC Career Academy Public Charter School 250,000
NewSchools Venture Fund NSVF 1,000,000
Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts  250,000
Teach for America (National) 1,337,500
Total $8,370,944