The Drexel Fund is looking for two types of school organizations to invest in:
- High-performing individual faith-based and other private schools interested in replicating their successful school models and developing a school network.
- High-quality, nonprofit private school network operators engaged in growing the scale of their network.
A collaborative approach
Funding will be available to support the implementation of multi-year growth plans for new and existing networks of high-performing schools that serve low and middle income students. While the Drexel Fund anticipates making a significant investment in its portfolio members, it does not expect to be the sole funder and will look to partner with local funders sourced by the applicant.
Portfolio members will develop an ongoing relationship from an assigned Drexel Fund staff member, who will monitor the investment closely, including attending board meetings and reviewing annual milestones. Portfolio members will also benefit from an annual convening of Drexel Fund portfolio members to network and share best practices with some of the best growing private school operators in the country.