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Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy, 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 $741 million, changing the lives of more than 166,000 low-income children.

Target demographics: Low-income families with children in grades K-8.

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2016-17, CSF and CSF partner programs served almost 24,000 children who used scholarships to attend the private schools their families chose for them.

Geographic areas served: 26 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, 166,000 children have benefited from our scholarships across the United States as part of our mission to expand choice in education. Currently more than 25,700 children are using CSF scholarships (2017-18 school year). These children are attending the school of their families' 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

206 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CSF has helped me put both of my children through private school, I am very grateful and I just wanted to say thank you for help!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I thank God for children scholarship fund they have been such a blessing for both of my children who have been in Catholic School from pre-k to 8th grade they have worked with my family. I am proud of the services and help that they provide for my children and their education.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Children’s Scholarship Fund is great. My son and I are greatful to receive their assistance. Ian is now attending a parochial school and enjoys learning new curriculums everyday. Thank you CSF for making all possible.

Sincerely,
Ms. Morán

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great help, service and dedicated representatives!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ha sido una de las mejores descions que he hecho en beneficio de my son education, thanks to CSF for a support to me and my son. Thanks to they help my son has a good education since he was Kindergarten student and now he is in 6 grade. God blessed everyone who made posible this happen.

John-field N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Besides teaching a Kids how to live a life that pleases God by the way they serve him, Education is the best thing that Parents can offer to their children before they close their eyes. However, things are getting tougher and tougher for parents because of economic issues.
While some people are wasting the wealths that they have, others are using them to help others in so many way. Recently, I have discovered a CSF Scholarship Program that help parents like me to alleviate their burdens.
Nowadays, things are not easy for me and my wife altough we are both working. While my 3 now 4 years-old boy was in Pre-K, one of the teachers inform us about Children Scholarship Fund. We applied, and this year while he is in Kindergarten we were able to get a half scholarship.
This non-profit organization officially launched in 1998, by offering 40,000 K-8 scholarships – worth almost $200 million – to low-income families across America. The parents of more than 1.25 million students applied for the four-year scholarships. They are still doing that great job. Both Starters, which are Ted and John unfortunately passed away. But other people with good heart like them keep doing the job.
One thing I want you to know is that: it is also tough for them. Being a non-profit organization, they won't be able to keep doing it, if they don't get more supports for volunteers, donors and interested scholarship seekers. Please, on behalf of them, I am asking you to join them in that tremendous effort to buil a better society while we are giving a good education to our children. On behalf of our kid we one more time say thank you.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we already thank you for your support toward the organization.
May the Lord richly bless you in return!

Johnfield and Agnes-Laraque Noel

Client Served

Rating: 5

This fund provide my twins with the great opportunity to study in the private school with an advance program. I can not express how lucky we are to get this enormous help to our family. Application process is simple. We are proud to be part of it. Thank you so much

Client Served

Rating: 5

I needed to put my 4year in a good pre-k, a place that can help her learn and not just play because of CSF I was able to put her in a great school. Signing up was simple and they were amazing, if I had questions they would have no problems answering them and they send me emails with newsletters or just to check if we ready for the new school year. I am happy my family and I are part of the CSF family and we hope to continue with them in the future for my child's education, Thank you CSF

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been blessed to have the opportunity to have my kids in a catholic school. Without the help of this scholarship this would not have been possible. As a single parent living in a low income household, public school with low rating is not an option I would have wanted for my kids. Thank you so much for all this support.

Client Served

Rating: 5

CSF has been an absolute pleasure to work with. They were so understanding of our circumstances, and incredibly helpful with guiding us through their applications process. They have made a huge difference to us and our daughter, who - thanks to them - is incredibly happy at a school she loves!

Client Served

Rating: 4

Thank you children Scholorship funds for helping my daughter Hayley to attend Great Oaks Elementary school. I’m a single parent and with your help I can give my daughter a better education I would not be able to do by self.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I know first hand of many children that only received a proper education because of the assistance this organization provided

They are honest transparent and efficient!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Children's Scholarship Fund has really helped us send our son to school this year and their help is immeasurable.

Baila G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks CSF for the great scholarship so we could afford to send our daughter to school!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Finding out about this scholarship fund has been a huge help in paying private school tuition.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi my name is yuanda perez and i am very thankfull for the scholorship that i have. As a single mother of four children, is very hard to give the best education to my child. Thanks for thw help. I have a relief.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The best and organize organization in the city of New York.
thanks, for me so helpfull and helping us parents with the finance of our children education.

Nestor M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for the generosity you have shown to my family through the Children’s Scholarship Fund. You have made it possible for our children to attend Flushing Christian School. Without your help this would not have been possible for our family.
Because of you, we can provide a quality education for our three children that support and reinforces our beliefs and values. We know that our children are in a safe and academically excellent environment.
May God bless the work you are doing as you make excellent educational experiences available for families like ours.
Thank you again!

Mr. Ernesto and Mrs. Marcia Morales

Renee F.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization. If it wasn't for CSF I would not have been able to send my child to the school of our choice. I really appreciate the help we got and we be eternally grateful for. The application was really simple and the response from them was quick!
CSF continue the good work you are doing


Grateful Parent

Client Served

Rating: 3

I am currently a parent of a kindergartner who attends a Catholic school, but at first, I did not know if I could afford to send her there. I was informed that I could apply for a scholarship in order to pay a reduced tuition fee and moved forward with the application process from there. When I received the news that I qualified for the tuition reduction through the Children's Scholarship Fund, I was being ecstatic. This scholarship has given me the opportunity to pass the torch on to my daughter in receiving a Catholic school education as I did from 1st to 12th grade.