Children's Scholarship Fund

Rating: 4.74 stars   129 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 8 W 38th St 9th Fl New York NY 10018 USA

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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 13-4002189
212-515-7100
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Rating: 5 stars  

Transforms children and families with a modest investment, by helping families send their children to schools best for them. The families are invested as much as any donor.

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Hands-down one of the most important and worthwhile charities with which I have ever had the opportunity to be associated. The Children's Scholarship Fund ("CSF") exists to help our nation's most precious asset - our children - and the most deserving amongst them - inner city children in "broken" schools - by placing them in charter schools they would never be able to afford to break the cycle of poverty and lead "normal" lives. The work of this charity is truly life-changing; for most of these children, CSF represents the one chance they'll get to escape the multigeneration cycle of poverty afflicting their families and neighborhoods. If you ever get the opportunity to attend a CSF event and meet the wonderful children this charity exists to serve, you will come away changed.

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CSF is unique in that it pushes for real education reform while helping
actual children today. As a parent, I can't imagine having no choice but
to send my child to a failing inner-city school and I applaud CSF for
its efforts to give all parents, regardless of income, a choice on where
and how their children should be educated. Yes, reformers are trying to
improve our education system, but what about the children who are
currently trapped in terrible schools? By supporting CSF, I know that
I'm helping to move the needle on education reform while helping those
kids right now.

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In a time when there are so many underprivlaged children accross the U.S. CSF is there to help change the cycle and make a difference. I'm proud to be associated with them and I think their cause is awesome.

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It's amazing how many children and their families Children's Scholarship Fund helps. More than 25,000 scholarships are given out every year! While lots of groups are trying to figure out how to "fix" our educational system, CSF is directly helping kids to get a great education. Keep up the good work, CSF!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Such a great organization that has a real impact on children's lives. They make a real impact and have received top ratings from organization's like Charity Navigator. And best of all your donations are matched. Truly a great way to help children get the education they deserve.

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Please consider giving a gift. Even a small give can have a big impact on a child's life.

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2011

 
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