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Causes: Education, Primary & Elementary Schools, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid, Student Services

Mission: The Children's Scholarship Fund aims to maximize educational opportunity for all children: for those in need by offering tuition assistance in grades K-8 for alternatives to faltering conventional schools, and for all children by supporting and cultivating education reform and parental choice efforts.

Results: Since our inception in 1998, CSF has provided scholarships worth $568 million, changing the lives of more than 139,000 low-income children.

Target demographics: low-income children in grades K-8.

Direct beneficiaries per year: For the 2013-14 school year, 27,650 low-income K-8 children used CSF scholarships to attend private schools.

Geographic areas served: 25 cities and states

Programs: We provide partial tuition assistance for low-income families to send their children to private schools in grades K-8. We focus on the earlier grades to ensure a solid educational foundation. Since our inception, 139,000 children have benefited from our scholarships across the United States as part of our mission to expand choice in education. Currently more than 27,650 children are using CSF scholarships. These children are attending the school of their parents' choice through the generosity of our donors, the efforts of our partner programs across the country and the sacrifices made by the families themselves, who pay-on average-50% of their children's tuition.

Community Stories

171 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jenny112

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Thos is great help forbour family. Everybpenny counts. We are very grateful to even qualify.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Children's scholarship fund has helped out my family and is a great nonprofit organization. without it i wouldn't be able to pay for my children to go to school. it has definitely been a great blessing and i am so grateful to have had this in my life.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

the children's scholarship is a wonderful program for kids who are doing great in school and is welling to to strike for the best in life. My self and my children are very greatful to be part of this scholarship fund. Thank you so much for helping me with my kids education. Throufg this funding my kids are doing well in school.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to my children scholarship fun my daughter could continue st.leo school. She started at PRE-k when the time came to enroll for kindergarten we were extremely sad because I knew how much mu daughter loved the school especially everyone the staff the teachers. Even on weekends she would ask me if she had school. When the school had told m about apply for a scholarship I pray everyday so we could have a chance to receive and be accepted for that scholarship. she is extremely happy thank you so much!!!!!!!! for your wonderful services even.

Marlene H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to CSF, my son was able to continue his education at Sacred Heart Grade School. He loved that school since his free year of UPK. To apply for this scholarship, it is easier than applying for a credit card. To renew, it's even easier. And if you have any questions, they don't hesitate to help you.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CSF is an excellent program that I can say honestly lives up to what they are here to help with (financial support). There are NO false advertising or giving parents the run around in becoming a part of their program. I am happy to have these scholarship funds for both of my daughters. The renewal progress is easy and straight forward which makes things hassel- free. I enjoy being with this program and give nothing but good reveiws.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent program! Not only do they reward my daughter with a scholarship that helps us tremendously, but they stay in contact with us throughout the school year offering tips and fun activities to do together. They also offer trips together so the children and parents can socialize. Awesome, awesome program! I don't know what I would do if I didn't have her scholarship.

Client Served

Rating: 5

MY DAUGHTER SAMANTHA FINISHED UNIVERSAL PRE-K AT VILLA MARIA ACADEMY AND SHE LOVED THE SCHOOL BUT THE TUITION WAS OUT OF OUR BUDGET. WE ARE STRUGGLING FINANCIALLY BUT THE CHILDREN'S SCHOLARSHIP FUND STEPPED IN AND ALLOWED OUR DAUGHTER TO ATTEND VILLA MARIA ACADEMY THROUGH THIER ASSISTANCE. mY DAUGHTER SAMANTHA GOES TO SCHOOL SO HAPPY SHE RUNS INTO THE BUILDING EVERY MORNING AND ALWAYS HAS A SMILE ON HER FACE. IT ALSO BRINGS A SMILE TO MY FACE KNOWING THAT MY CHILD IS GETTING A GREAT CATHOLIC EDUCATION AND IS HAPPY, WHAT MORE COULD A PARENT ASK FOR.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CFS, has been my help for14 years now both of my children had benefitted from this program. If it was not for CFS my kids could not revive the qulialy education they have received. My daughter has been an hannor student from kindergarten up until the 6th grade. Now she in 7th grade. Thanks CFS.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son jared has been on the scholarship since 2008 and we are very lucky to say he has had a awesome time now we are in the eighth grade at Saint Raymonds School and he has learned so much I am afraid for him to leave