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Children's Scholarship Fund

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Nonprofit Overview

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 $885 million, changing the lives of more than 185,000 low-income children.

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

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2019-20, CSF and CSF partner programs served almost 26,000 children who used scholarships to attend the private schools their families chose for them.

Geographic areas served: 23 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, 185,000 children have benefited from our scholarships across the United States as part of our mission to expand choice in education. Currently more than 23,600 children are using CSF scholarships (2020-21 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

351 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

The children scholarship funds gave me the opportunity to help my daughter get a better education. With the interruptions of regular school schedule cause by the COVID-19 pandemic; I was grateful for the scholarship to keep my daughter in a private school setting.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with this Scholarship has been excellent, I have with them for 3 years and we received a very good support for my son. The phone assistants are friendly and helpful. I am very grateful to them!!! God always bless you to keep making a difference

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is such a wonderful, feel good organization. They provide families with funds to keep their children in the Catholic School system when their local public schools present so many challenges, especially now with Covid restrictions. Catholic Schools have statistically produced more active citizens than any other educational institution. This is particularly important for those in the lower economic group. Their sensitivity to the financial needs of families is something I have witnessed first hand. If you are looking for a way to make an impact in a child's life that will last a lifetime. This is a great way to do it.

Sammybravo

Client Served

Rating: 5

Children Scholarship Fund is an exceptional program afforded to needed families who wished to send their children to private school. My child happens to be a recipient of the scholarship, she is progressing nicely. and is enjoying the school she attends. I am very pleased with Children Scholarship Fund, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone in need of their help.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My child Nylah is a recipient of a scholarship from Children Scholarship Fund, this fund plays an essential role in her education by providing financial assistance for her to obtain a well-rounded education. I am forever grateful to the donors, for the opportunity they have given to my daughter. Children Scholarship Fund is a great help to families who need help to educate their children. Thanks you and much blessings to all its donors!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter was in the public school and started showing signs of not wanting to go. We couldn’t figure out why and came to find out that the environment she was in was too overwhelming. We lost sleep over knowing she was struggling and that we couldn’t afford to send her to catholic school which is something we always wanted to do. With that I called St. James The Apostle School in Carmel. They brought it to my attention that I could apply for different scholarships to help pay for the tuition. With the help of the wonderful staff at the school and the wonderful scholarships we were able to send our daughter. This has changed her life!! The minute she stepped into the school she was relieved and so were we! Not only are the teachers and staff amazing but so is the fact that they can also go to church and pray. We now have two daughters in St. James The Apostle School and are so grateful to everyone that made this dream come true!!!!! Thank you!!!!
The Gattucci Family

Anastasia C.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great scholarship fund that has allowed my child to receive a great education. I recommend this scholarship to any low income family

Diana H.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very nice people! Help us a lot! Very organized! Thank you

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am really thankful for CFS Scholarship because of them families like mine are able to send there children to get the education they deserve.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can happily say if it wasn’t for CSF I would not be able to afford private school for my daughter especially this year because of the pandemic. I’m forever great full for Children Scholarship Fund.

SisterEliHomes

Client Served

Rating: 5

When the NYc DOE refused to admit they messed up in processing my daughter’s kindergarten application due to my legal situation creating our homeless situation complicated because of PATH and NYcHA not knowing each other’s policies. CSF NY scholarship made her attending an Islamic school that supported her special needs and spiritual needs possible. #SchoolChoice when the system fails you multiple ways!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Children’s scholarship fund was an answer to my prayers. The staff is friendly, helpful, and empathetic. My concerns about public school not addressing my child’s needs nor being responsive to calls were the reason I sought a scholarship to help afford a private school. The staff and board’s professionalism when answering the phones and listening to my entire situation is what made me comfortable with my decision!

Dana R.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

CSF is a great nonprofit that has helped my children receive excellent education at St. Mary’s School. I would not be able to afford to keep them in this school, if it wasn’t for the financial aid I receive from CSF. Thank you for taking care of all these children

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Children’s scholarship fund gave me the opportunity to have my son in my dream school for him. I really register my son by faith because My financial situation wasn’t enough but they really help me and i am so grateful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a 27 year old father of 3 childrenI I am so grateful for the support we have received from CSF. Before they were attending a public school in a very poor neighborhood and their education was suffering. My dream has come true! They are now receiving the best Catholic education possible. Their lives are transforming due to CSF. Thank you and thank God. Melvyn Cruz

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was very happy with my experience with the scholarship fund . The process is thorough and clear. They were also patient with me when documents were delayed. Most importantly the fill an important void helping my child get the education she needs . She is blossoming in her new school.

Client Served

Rating: 5

You guys are the best , they help
Me a lot with my daughter scholarship.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hola
Primero dar gracias a Mi Dios por estar presente en cada momento de nuestras vidas ! Guiándonos
en realidad yo no tengo palabras exactas para terminar de agradecer a ustedes children’s Scholarship Fund Han estado en todo momento desde que decidí inscribir a mi hija en la escuela católica . Y más en el momento que yo más lo necesito que es la educación de mi hija y muy pronto mi segundo hijo que en el 2021 ingresa a su nueva etapa escolar . Agradecida siempre yo soy una mamá sola mi hija ha estado sola sin su papá desde los 4 años y hace 4 meses su papá falleció . Agradezco infinita mente por ayudarme con un porcentaje en la escuela para mi hija. Ella valora mucho todo esto y pone todo su dedicación para ser mérito cada día . Las cosas no han sido fáciles para mi y menos en esta situación de pandemia pero de todo corazón les agradezco su ayuda a todas las personas que hacen posible que muchos niños tengan esta gran oportunidad.
Gracias una vez más y espero mi hija siga recibiendo este gran apoyo
Mil gracias

Sinceramente
Josefa Mendoza

Youssef K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m very honest, without this nonprofit association my kids never can grew up with full respect and excellence knowledge. I thank you so much for your support

Mariysa Millionairess P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They've been great to my children and myself. I am thankful for there humanitarian efforts for helping families give their children excellent schooling options and education experiences. A job well done.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were struggling to meet the expenses to afford our child quality education and we reached out to Children's scholarship fund. They treated us compassionately and helped us through the scholarship application process and attain a scholarship which makes our child's education bills more affordable. I am greatly thankful to Children's Scholarship fund for coming through in a tough situation.

Diana M.9

Client Served

Rating: 5

thanks to the children scholarship fund not only my daughter but hundreds of kids have the opportunity to get a quality education. they help the families like mine since sometimes even working hard is not enough. thank you to all of you... and God bless you

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I’m so happy and Grateful with the help I get for my son Eliel there k word to express thank you so much

Client Served

Rating: 5

The childrens-scholarship-fund is like my greatest dream come true because I always wanted to have my children in catholic school. If I wouldn’t have it I would’n be able to afford having them in it. Even though I really can’t pay it, but I do my greatest effort to make those monthly payments cutting here and there. All in all without the Children Scholarship Funds, I wouldn’t be able to afford Catholic School. I will bring my gratitude to Heaven, thank you so much.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is a great org. That is helping many students who wants Catholic education.
I am very happy that they helped me to go to Catholic school.
God Bless This Org.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Is thank you to this organization that my child can assist to a private school, their financial assist a lot of families to have access to private schools.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without CSF I wouldn’t be able to pay for the cost of sending my child to a school that; improved her educational abilities tremendously and works well with the hours I need in order for me to work. I am grateful for CSF helping my family. Thank You CSF!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great help during this pandemic these are hard times you guys help so much very thankful to have you found my child.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Children’s Scholarship Fund has help my family so much without them we wouldn’t have been able to keep our kids in catholic school. We are thankful for them every day for give our children this opportunity.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without the generous support and help of this fund my grandchildren would not be afforded the opportunity to be able to attend the Catholic School that they are in and be able to get the quality education that they are getting.This scholarship works with every family situation to get the best possible funding for you. Again my family is forever grateful for the generosity of all the donors that make all of this possible.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the best. My family has benefited is is still benefiting from this non profit program. With the little funds we had we were not able to send our son to a great Catholic school. This scholarship has given my son the opportunity to get a great education while we pay the little we can afford.

Daria D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

How wonderful that Children’s Scholarship Fund is so welcoming and effective!!! Our family is grateful for opportunity to study at one of best schools for affordable price all thanks to the fund. Even though the application was during Isolation in 2020 representatives of the fund took care of our application in timely matter. We wish them all the best!

Shonnette S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank to the children scholarship fund all four of my kids attended private school. Without the scholarship I would not be able to pay the tuition.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They were responsive & helpful. I heard about them through a friend of mine.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It has help a lot especially with everything that’s going on in the world right now has help my daughter get a better education in a charter school

Client Served

Rating: 4

I am gravely appreciative of the scholarship opportunity provided via CSF especially in these uncertain times. As we all want our children to have quality education and opportunities of those that are more fortunate; the scholarship lowers my monthly tuition and made it all possible. Any little penny saved can go towards other expenses.
I want to send my gratitude and appreciation for assisting with ensuring my child has a successful education and future opportunities.

Hagar S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It’s a great honor to be receiving a scholarship for my son from CSF and it was very easy and user friendly to apply online thank you CSF for helping me put my son in a privet school

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is a amazing opportunity for my son because he can go to Brooklyn Jesuit Prep. Specially during the pandemic time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dear
We are very grateful for the support that this foundation gives us, since the scholarship for my daughter Renatta Leon-Delgado has been a great help for us, we are a family with 1 year of living in New York and we have always looked for education of our children.
I would like you to continue supporting the schools, especially with Saint Athanasius, a school that has really taught my daughter to get ahead, not only spiritually but also in learning.
Tamara Delgado-Castillo

Client Served

Rating: 5

With the Children's Scholarship Funds help my children were able to continue to attend Villa Maria Academy located in Bronx,NY and get a great education. This enabled my Son Leonardo to excel as he went to school happy and had a wonderful experience. The Staff at the school was like family and with your help and the great support from the school , Leonardo was a honor's student, a member of the Junior National Honors Society, and Graduated with many awards. Leonardo was awarded a full scholarship to the # 1 Catholic School in the country. He now attends REGIS !

i am so grateful and proud

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I are so blessed that this organization exists!! My children are in a wonderful Catholic Academy which would never be financially possible for them, if it wasnt for the scholarship program. I am truly thankful that they are gaining so much from the academics being taught. Catholic knowledge and a sturdy foundation they deserve ,is the most important thing to me. My husband and I have both recieved all our sacraments, and also went to to a Catholic school. I am thankful our children are able to continue the same traditions and values we were brought up with. And its all thanks to this scholarship fund! Thank you Again and Again!!
God Bless you All

Susy17

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are the best Scholarship Fund! Thanks to them my daughter is attending a high-quality School, without their support, I can not afford it. I'm so grateful for that!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter is so happy in her new School, just because of you. Thanks

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization provides an excellent service in enabling children to attend schools where they will grow and thrive. The staff are helpful and its a pleasure to deal with them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization had been a tremendous help putting my kids thru a private school. My older daughter is in the eighth grade and my little one in first. I wouldn’t be able to do it without children’s scholarship fund. Always helpful and courteous. Thank you so much!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a dedicated parent who’s ultimate goal is to give my daughter the best of education and that would have been a tall if not for CSF
CSF came to my aide and is making that dream a reality. Very grateful to the team at the CSF

Client Served

Rating: 5

This nonprofit has been a life changer for me. Being a single mother and a DV survivor I didn’t know how I’d be able to give my son the best education and with the nonprofit they’ve helped me in so many ways. They’ve provided me with the help to provide my son with an excellent education.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Karen I’m so grateful with the children scholarship funds, for given me the opportunity to send my children to a catholic school . As a single parent I believe that without the children scholarship fund wouldn’t be able to provide a good education to them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CSF is the most amazing and generous scholarship organization that parents and students can imagine. With the financial help from CSF, my child is able to go to a wonderful school, where she can have high quality education and safe environment. Thank you so much CSF all what you do for our children!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are doing a great job for God and humanity. My daughter could have never gotten a catholic education without their assistance. Am so grateful and happy

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Children's Scholarship Fund has helped me to provide my child with a great education. His school is just the right size to provide a supportive, challenging and enriching environment. The scholarship I receive helps me to keep him in this great school.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Karen Izaguirre and my son Norberto Carrero is part of the CSF and we are grateful to be part of this scholarship program and its a big help for my family and we appreciate everything that do for the kids and their families. We are bless and thank you for choosing us to be part of it

Client Served

Rating: 5

Absolutely a phenomenal opportunity and a blessing. I have 3 children my 2 oldest are former award recipients-my son is in his 3 year of College and my daughter is a Sophomore in High School both have excelled academically throughout the years because I was able send my children to experience the Catholic education and I couldn’t have done it without the help of the Children’s Scholarship Award. My youngest is currently an award recipient. I am forever grateful for this scholarship opportunity. Thank you always!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Without your help it would be impossible for me to have my girls in Catholic school, thank you very much for being there to help each parent who needs them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hey there! The children’s Scholarship has been a great help for myself and husband. We are so thankful for receiving this help to help and guide our child for better and greater eduction. Thank you will never be enough to express how much it means to us. Highly appreciate it!

linalang1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a single mother since my daughter was in Kindergarten if it wasn't for the children scholarship program I would not have been able to give my daughter the opportunity to the education she been given with the generosity from this program. My daughter and I will forever be grateful for the Children Scholarship foundation.

Nalda S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very happy with the work Childrens Scholarship Fund perform. If it wasn't for them, my daughter would not be able to attend her school. For parents like myself, it is truly a blessing and huge help to have them. They work with you individually and listen to your needs and concerns and work towards a solution. Thank you for all the work you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I receive some scholarship to assist in paying for my kids tuition in Catholic School

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Children’s Scholarship Fund has allowed my three sons receive an excellent Catholic education.

1 Rameez S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

CSF has been a crucial part in our son’s education. We enrolled him in a private school and were told for the first time about this particular scholarship.
From applying to funding, the whole process was seamless.Not to mention, they even offered an extra grant during the covid months. Thank you CSF !!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Children's Scholarship Fund helped our family during the most difficult period. We lost all income because of COVID-19 pandemic, and were worried about paying for our child's tuition. We applied to the Fund for their assistance and received a scholarship in less 3 days. Our family will always be grateful for the assistance provided by the Children's Scholarship Fund and its donors.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing! They make it possible for our child to attend jewish school!

Altagracia A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I want to say thanks to the schorship program for the support they giving to my daughter thanks so much you give my child the opportunity to have excelente education . She is doing very good in the school thank so much

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family has been blessed and honored to have found the Children’s Scholaship Fund. Thanks to all their work and their sponsors, our son was able to study in his dream school with the best catholic education at St. Joseph Hill Academy. Thank you CSF.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We want to thank you from the bottom of our harts for the help that you are giving us with the tuition of the school for our sun.
Because of the Children’s Scholarship Found we where able to send our child to the best Catholic school in our area.
God Bless all the people with good harts who are helping us to give a good education to our Children.

Adelle

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our daughter has been able to attend a wonderful private school where she is thriving every day and learning so much because of this non-profit.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This non-profit has enabled my daughter to attend a wonderful private school and is helping her reach her potential with teachers who challenge her and guide her in her learning journey.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so glad to be a part of csf family. This organization helping me to make my dream true by assisting financially. My two children are going to same school. At the end, I want to pray for this organization. Thank you so much