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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

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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

Jenny112

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Thos is great help forbour family. Everybpenny counts. We are very grateful to even qualify.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Children's scholarship fund has helped out my family and is a great nonprofit organization. without it i wouldn't be able to pay for my children to go to school. it has definitely been a great blessing and i am so grateful to have had this in my life.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

the children's scholarship is a wonderful program for kids who are doing great in school and is welling to to strike for the best in life. My self and my children are very greatful to be part of this scholarship fund. Thank you so much for helping me with my kids education. Throufg this funding my kids are doing well in school.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CSF is an excellent program that I can say honestly lives up to what they are here to help with (financial support). There are NO false advertising or giving parents the run around in becoming a part of their program. I am happy to have these scholarship funds for both of my daughters. The renewal progress is easy and straight forward which makes things hassel- free. I enjoy being with this program and give nothing but good reveiws.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CFS, has been my help for14 years now both of my children had benefitted from this program. If it was not for CFS my kids could not revive the qulialy education they have received. My daughter has been an hannor student from kindergarten up until the 6th grade. Now she in 7th grade. Thanks CFS.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are no words that I can use to express how thankful I am for this organization. This organization has given my daughter the opportunity to continue her studies in a catholic school settings. The help that we have received over the years is forever in debt. I truly want to send and give you my sincere appreciation and thanks.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter and I are so thankful for the Scholarship that was granted to us, a big thank you and God blessed.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter has been in this program for many years. The children's scholarship fund is a well rounded program which have made a difference in our lives. They not only gave us financial support, but they provided us with a wealth of information. Information on upcoming tests, which included the core and the tachs exams, and how to prepare for them. In addition, they provided vital info. about steps my daughter can take to prepare for High school . Children's scholarship fund is an awesome organization that goes above and beyond for our youths. May God continues to bless them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have two boys attending Catholic School, as a single mother I know this would have been possible without the
Children's Scholarship Fund! I also look forward to the year round emails that promote healthy activities and eating that we can do together as a family. My sons love their school and are learning so much in a safe, caring environment. I am so grateful and as are my boys.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

Without the help of children's scholarship fund my daughters would be limited to equal opportunities. Also I have been able to keep my same job of now 13 years and still have the ability to be around my children the necessary time to do school work and activities. I'm forever grateful to children scholarship fund.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Being a single parent with one income., and two kids .its not easy to have two kids in catholic school. I am happy the children scholarship helps me a lot, with my tuition. Also, I believe in the importance of a Catholic Education. And I am greatfull to have childrens scholarship.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Children' Scholarship Fund gave my children the opportunity to attend private school. I am so grateful for their contribution. My children is getting a better education because of them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Extremely happy with this organization. The application was easy to completed and and very satisfied. Now my son received a good education in a Catholic School. Thank you.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter has been in able to attend catholic school because of the Aid provided through the Children's Scholarship Fund. Since our family has the extra help in paying for school we have are able to afford extra curricula activities that is offered by the school such as Playing an instrument with the school band, which my daughter loves, furthermore music is known to stimulate the brain. Thank you CSF for helping my child get the very best education.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This is truly a great program that helps people who cant afford to send there child to catholic school. My daughter also 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.

Andrianna R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

After my son graduated 5th grade, we decided to put him into a catholic school. The middle schools is our area weren't too great. I was pleased to learn that there was a scholarship fund to help out. It is a big help to us!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm very grateful for children's scholarship fund. Education is big for me and my family. Without the children's scholarship fund. I wouldn't be able to afford to put my daughter through catholic school. It's very important to me. I am a single mother of 3 and would not be able to afford the tuition. I'm very thankful and grateful. They also send tips to help improve your experience with them, advice and other services to help make your children the best possible person they can be. That means a lot. They show they care and stay connected.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

if had not been for this program my 2 oldest might not have had the opportunity to be in college today. i have a computer science major and a double-major mechanical and biomedical engineer major in my home today. of course not yet graduated but foot and soul is where it should be college. my hats off to all those members who because of them have those 2 boys off where they should be i am a mother who lives in the ghetto and not ashamed i haven't completed anything for myself but i go to bed at night knowing they are getting the means needed to get through life and that alone makes me happy peace of mind. may God continue to give health (physical, mental, spiritual) to those individuals who have given my boys the opportunity that today they are enjoying.

Flor C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I was very happy with the help I received for my daughter when I need it more. This organization is amazing.