The Drexel Fund

Launched in 2015, The Drexel Fund is a nonprofit venture philanthropy fund that seeds new school models, scales networks of existing schools with a track record of academic and operational excellence, and strengthens the educational ecosystems needed to create the market conditions necessary for new private schools serving low-income students to thrive.

The Drexel Fund invests in financially sustainable schools serving low-income students in any state with publicly funded private school choice. Investments are concentrated in five target states that provide the most advantageous environment for new, high-quality, financially sustainable, private schools — Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio and Wisconsin — and six opportunity states that show promise for school growth depending on the school model — Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina and Oklahoma.