Apply for funding with Accelerate Great Schools

Apply for Funding with Accelerate Great Schools

Anyone who has a desire to positively influence Cincinnati education is welcome to submit a grant application. 


At this time, the following grants are available.

Planning Grants

Planning Grants are intended to give leaders time to research, engage community members and plan for the eventual launch of or transformation to a high-performing, autonomous and accountable district, private or charter school in Cincinnati.  Accelerate Great Schools will award $50,000-150,000 to a small number of leaders.  The amount of the award will be based on the demonstrated need of the applicant.

Planning Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please download the grant application and send the completed information along with the resumes of all team members and a detailed budget to info@accelerategreatschools.org.


School Creation and Transformation Grants       

School Creation and Transformation Grants are intended to provide bridge funding to leaders who are preparing for the launch of or transformation to a high-performing, autonomous and accountable district, private or charter school in Cincinnati. Accelerate Great Schools will invest based on the demonstrated need of the applicant. The applicant must demonstrate a path to school sustainability on public dollars within five years of launch, and Accelerate Great Schools will work to invest the necessary philanthropy to help the school reach sustainability

School Creation Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Please download the grant application and send the completed information along with the resumes of all team members and a detailed budget to info@accelerategreatschools.org.     


Talent investment

Accelerate Great Schools intends to create more great schools and transform existing schools, and we’ll need more talented principals and teachers to make it happen. There are brilliant teachers across the city that are putting in incredible effort and seeing considerable results; we need more of these great leaders. One of our early investments will create Cincinnati’s high-performing talent pipeline – meaning we’re investing in identifying, recruiting and training more exceptional principals and teachers.

With this investment, we will empower and support great school leaders and teachers to better serve students. We will strategically invest so that all sectors – district, parochial and charter – have access to excellent principals and teachers.


 

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about our exceptional talent pipeline.