Public Charter Startup Grant Program

As part of the Walton Family Foundation K-12 Education Reform focus area, we invest in organizations and programs that empower parents to choose among high-performing schools and insert competition into public education.  The Public Charter Startup Grant program supports the creation of public charters by providing grants to school developers as they launch new schools. Grantees are school developers who primarily serve low-income children in our target geographies, and can demonstrate the capacity to dramatically raise student achievement. The grant program offers financial support to qualified schools during the authorization process and up to their first year of operation.

To find out if your organization would qualify to apply for a Public Charter Startup grant, and to learn about the application process through our partners, please review the "How To Apply" page.  

If you are a current WFF school startup grantee, please review the "For Current Grantees" page.