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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

26 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!

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The children’s scholarship fund helping my son enter to his school. He is cherishes this opportunity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My Daughter is Smart, Energetic, and highly motivated. I am so grateful to the Children 's Scholarship Fund for providing Erika with the opportunity to attend a school that meets her needs and talents. Her school work and love for learning shine through. They have been there for my daughter more then once and I pray they will be there in the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very grateful for the Children's Scholarship Fund, if it wasn't for this program my daughter would have never been in catholic school. Between mortgage, bills and house hold bills their was no way I could ever afford to pay for catholic school. It is a great help for parents who want their children to get the best education ever. I am very very grateful and cant thank enough the Children's Scholarship Fund for giving me the help to help my daughter get the best education ever. The catholic schools are smaller and the children get better attention they can focus better and interact better with each other. The teachers are better prepared its just a whole different atmosphere. Catholic schools are so much better than public. the kids learn more have more self respect for them selves and others. Each kid is unique and deserves a chance at better education. Children's Scholarship Fund on my end get 10 star rating,

thank you, thank you for making my life easier in providing the best education to my daughter.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

If not for Children's Scholarship Fund, I would not be able to send my daughters to a Catholic school. As a single mom and living in the South Bronx it is tough to make ends meet. Thankfully my girls are getting a quality education and ate in a safe and wholesome environment.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thanks The Children Scholarship Fund to give me the opportunity that my son to get a better education. I very proud with my son because Catholic Education is excellent.


Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very blessed to have the Children Scholarship fund for my daughter. she is very happy in her school receiving a great education. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have this wonderful Scholarship. i thank God every day.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Gracias por darle la oportunidad a mi hija de recibir una buena educación, hojala siempre cuentemos con estos programas que ayuda mucho a la comunidad

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very grateful and blessed to have the children's scholarship fun if it wasn't for them I couldn't have my daughter in a amazing catholic school thank you so much I appreciate all u have done for my family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very grateful to have the Childern's Scholarship Fun , If it wasn't for them I couldn't have my sons in a good school. The organization made it possible for my son to have a better Education..

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This is a great program that has helped parents with low income give a better education to their children by allowing them to attend catholic school.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is truly a great program that helps people who cant afford to send there child to catholic school. My daughter loves her school, teachers and classmates. she is learning so much and she looks forward to going to school every day, even when she is sick she want to go. She just loves to learn new things and to be challenged. I would not be able to send her to this school with out your help. Thank you so much. God bless you all.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Great organization. The scholarship it give to my family is greatly needed and appreciated. Without the scholarship my son would not be able to attend that school which in turns decrease the value of his education.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work that the children's scholarship fund does is incredible. I think it is one of the best and most efficiently run nonprofit organization that is around. I am a mother of two and the help that i get from the organization has enabled my children to attend a very good school of their choice. The concern that they show to us the parents and the welfare of our children is also unbelievable. I owe this organization a debt of gratitude and i hope one day me and my children will bless others the way this organization has blessed us. There is no greater gift that anybody can give to a child than a good education and that is what this organization is doing for my family. Words cannot explain the depth of gratitude that i feel towards this organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I would like to thank the Children's scholarship fund for all of the support that they have given me and my children. If it wasn't for this program I wouldn't be able to pay my children's school its a great help because with this program my children can get a better education. This program has really changed my family's life and because of this I am very grateful to be chosen as a part of this program.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Children Scholorship Fund has helped me through my hard stressful times! I am forever grateful knowing that with their help my boys are able to attend a really good school together. I pray to God that I will be able to utilize them as long as I can. I have to also add that this pass year was not an easy one with my boys new school transition. However, the customer service I received was truly AMAZING! Thank you!!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Good Morning to All:

As a single parent of two young ladies, I have the enormous assistance from the Children's Scholarship Fund to have one of younger daughter attend a catholic school, "Guardian Angel's. I am eternally thankful to them, without their help I do not know what I would have done. May God continue to Bless those who are responsible for assiting those people like me and others in need. I thank you All! Ms. Cosme

Yudelka D.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

My family has recevid a lot help from the Children' s scholarship fund, specially my daughter who has been in catholic school since 6 grade she is now in 10 grade and she still getting help thank you vary much for all you suppor and help

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a single mother. my child is enroll into the children's program since she was in 1st grade,now she's nine y/o. I am very grateful to this organization for helping me.if it wasn't for the children's scholarships my daughter would not be able to attent a great school and i woudln't be able to pay for a school.thanks to the children's scholarships program.