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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 $789 million, changing the lives of more than 174,000 low-income children.

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

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2017-18, CSF and CSF partner programs served more than 25,700 children who used scholarships to attend the private schools their families chose for them.

Geographic areas served: 27 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, 174,000 children have benefited from our scholarships across the United States as part of our mission to expand choice in education. Currently more than 26,500 children are using CSF scholarships (2018-19 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

253 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Desiree M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Children scholarship fund has been a tremendous blessing to me and my family so please continue any assistance thats needed to continue this program

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Being a single parent Children's Scholarship Fund helped me with financial assistance so my two children can attend a private school. Attending private school my children are able to get the one on one help that they really needed.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have above and beyond to help my children's get a proper education.

Octavia S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The best opportunity for my kid to growth in a healthy environment educational, without scholarship I couldn't afford to give the best to my kids

Adelle

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Perla N.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Children's Scholarship Fund has helped my son already for two years to get the best education he can get, and we are very grateful.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Without the scholarships provided by Children's Scholarship Fund my children would not have received the many benefits of private school education.

Abu M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It was a great help for me as I managed to put my kids in a private school. I appreciate them so much and I recommend them and call everyone to support them. Thanks a lot.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This such and amazing blessing for our kids. My kids get to go the school of our choice and get educated with the best and greatest caring teachers. This is made possible by the help of this amazing foundation. without them it would financialy not sustainable.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The children's scholarship fund has had such an impact ony and my child's life. It has enabled me to provide my daughter with a top quality private school education which would have been beyond my means. I also appreciate the emails with suggestions for conversation starters with my daughter. I am so very grateful to this fund.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so thankful for the opportunity as a single parent on a low income with two children in college to receive funding for a great education. He is thriving and doing better at Catholic school better than his former public school where is was struggling in a downward spiral.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent effort to maintain kids education the best .thankyou

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am truly thankful for the scholarship provided for two of my children at St. Raymond Elementary School. Your contribution has helped me and my family significantly. In a society where it is easy to lose sight of education as a blessing and a gift, I would like you to know that I am thankful for for my children to have the opportunity to grow as individuals in the perfect school setting for them. Thank you for investing in my children’s future and for seeing their potential. My son Julio Rodriguez is part of St. Raymond’s Elementary School honors program class 7304 meeting the expectations of the class and learning everyday more and more. Zoey Liz Castro is my youngest child, also a part of the St. Raymond’s family. She’s in Kimdergarten super excited to go to school everyday and be in a loving and caring environment. Once again thank you . May God Bless you all !

Love P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very helpful. I am thankful for the children’s scholarship fund .

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I have an awesome experience with the children’s scholarship fund . They go above and beyond to give you the best service for your child’s education.They are understanding of the needs of the people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Children's Scholarship Fund is a VERY easy and helpful organization. This is my second year applying for my granddaughter. CSF's EASY ACCESS site lets you apply in minutes. The site offers help, if needed. But, once you get on the site, you probably won't need the help...everything is self-explanatory. The advantages my granddaughter is getting through a Catholic education are well worth the time to fill out an application. THANK YOU..CSF.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My story began with me being very unhappy with the public school that my daughter was attending. I began to search the web for privates schools as I was at a point where I was will to take everything that I had to secure a good education for my daughter. I began search scholarships for school age kids and I stumbled upon Children's Scholarship Fund. I didn't even know a school at the time but I immediately filled out the application. On the site there was a list of schools and one that caught my eye was Manhattan Christian Academy. I applied and felt that any help that I would receive would help tremendously with paying for school for my daughter. My daughter was tested and accepted into the school and I was notified that we did qualify for a scholarship. This is the 2nd year that my daughter is attending the school and it was the best move I could have made for her. Her grades improved drastically. I don't know where we would have been without the scholarship. I thank God for Children's Scholarship Fund. My daughter has began to love school again.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful to the Children's Scholarship Fund, it is because of them my child is currently excelling at Holy Cross School. On his first progress report he has already received 100% on every test taken(3 thus far), and my family would like to thank you for the support. The seamless application process, and organization engagement, ensures me Children's Scholarship Fund is a leader in their field. Thank You.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't thank CSF enough for helping me put my kids through school. My oldest son is now in 7th grade and we have been with CSF since he was in Kindergarten. Once my 2nd son was in Kindergarten I've added him and he's currently in 2nd grade. I want to thank CSF for your generous contribution on behalf of my kids education.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello my name is Sonia and my daughter is Hailey. We have the privilege to be a part of this scolarship program. As a single mother this scolarship is a blessing to both myself and my daughter. It helps to get her in a very good school which she is doing great. It helps me because I can drop her off at school at an early time and a late pickup to accommodate work. Without this scolarship I absolutely would not be able to get her into the school she is in. As parents we all want the best for our children and this scolarship is helping me tremendously to do just that.