The Colorado Department of Education’s Colorado Charter Schools Program (CCSP) provides a grant and technical assistance for up to 3-years to new and expanding charter schools. CCSP Grants may be awarded for reasonable, one-off expenses associated with planning, design, and implementation of a new school or significant expansion project in the form of a 3-year grant for charter schools applying in the year before the launch of a new school or significant-expansion project, or in the form of a 2-year grant for those applying the year of a project launch. The Colorado Department of Education’s Schools of Choice (SOC) Office administers the Colorado Charter Schools Program through a federal Charter School Program [Title V, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (P.L. 107-110)] grant for the state. CDE is currently in the process of seeking additional CSP funds to continue the full work of the Colorado Charter Schools Program through 2015/16 and beyond.
The Colorado League of Charter Schools is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to supporting the charter schools in the state. The League is committed to helping these schools reach higher levels of student performance and overall success by providing information and resources, including technical support, advocacy, public relations assistance, and much more.
Denver Public Schools Foundation is Denver Public Schools’ fundraising partner. They generate resources, build relationships and champion public education to impact system-wide achievement and help every child succeed. In partnership with Denver Public Schools, they raise and manage funds, make strategic program investments, and serve as community leaders so that all students have the opportunity to succeed.
Downtown Denver Partnership
Daniels Fund founded through the generous legacy of Bill Daniels, operates the Daniels Fund Grants Program and the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. They provide grants to support to highly effective nonprofit organizations in our four-state region, as well as some programs with national impact.
Walton Family Foundation has continued the philanthropic vision begun by Walmart founders Sam and Helen Walton. They had an unshakable belief in the power of individuals to transform their lives. Today the Walton Family Foundation, led by Sam and Helen’s children and grandchildren, focuses on awarding grants that drive not just incremental, but transformative, change. They envision a future where every child has access to high-quality educational choices that prepare him or her for a lifetime of opportunity, and we’ve placed a high priority on investing in K-12 education.