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Nonprofit Overview

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

118 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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.

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

My children have been very fortunate to receive awards from the Childrens Scholarship Fund since they started school about 10 years ago. These awards have been very helpful to my family being that I am a single parent of 3. Their education is very important to me therefore the help my children receive from these scholarships are very rewarding. We have been blessed by your generosity in helping my children achieve their goals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was informed about this organization when my son was accepted into kindergarten. The application process was very easy and the support of our school was truly appreciated. He is now in the 1st grade and loving it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The application process was so quick and easy. The school informed me of this scholarship. I gave them the necesary documents. The scholarship contacted me shortly after and I send them the additional papers. Shortly after I was approved.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm very grateful for the opportunity that I have gained from tads

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm so grateful for children's scholarship fund. They have helped me to help my son get a high quality education.