School Start-Up Grants

School leaders who are within a year of launch of a brand new private school that meet Drexel’s investment criteria and geographies can submit a business plan and five-year budget to be eligible for a multi-year school start-up investment to see the plan realized. 

Start-up funding—limited to operational support in the early years of a school’s launch–is intended to put the school on the path to sustainability, recognizing that the early years of a school launch will likely require philanthropic support. To learn more about applying for a school start-up grant, please email us at