This Is Who We Are

Our Mission

EFF is a nonprofit social impact fund that believes all children deserve a quality education. We empower high-performing public charter schools with equitable access to low-cost, long-term financing by innovatively combining mission-related investments and capital markets.

Across the United States, excellent schools serve as foundations for their communities. At EFF, we are committed to identifying and supporting a diverse cohort of schools that make a lasting impact for the students they serve. 

Our school partners benefit from long-term financing that allows them to reallocate millions of dollars to teaching, learning, and delivering excellent outcomes for children.

 

“EFF provided us with the tools to refinance and purchase our high school, allowing us to take control of our own destiny and put six figures back into the classroom annually versus that lease.”

Jeremy Chiapetta CEO, Blackstone Valley Prep

Our Values

Rigor

We approach our work – from financial analysis to school partnerships – with rigor and dedication. We take pride in the sophistication of our product and the depth of our credit analysis. We are unapologetic in the high bar we hold for ourselves and our schools.

Delivering Value – Period

We create value that empowers schools, students, and investors alike. We are steadfast in our delivery of results because each success brings us closer to the day when all students have access to a high-quality education in a suitable learning space.

Doing the Right Thing

We are professionals who act with integrity. We tell the truth, stand up for what is right, honor our commitments, and ensure alignment between our actions and our beliefs.

The Yin and the Yang

Our uniqueness comes from our duality. Our team consists of both charter school veterans and financial experts, and we take pride in this diversity of thought and expertise.

A Dedicated Team

We’ve built a team of social impact leaders and finance experts -professionals who are driven to affect change at the intersection of philanthropy, public schools, and financial markets.

Meet Our People

Board of Directors

EFF’s Board of Directors is composed of education, business, and philanthropic leaders who have dedicated their careers to promoting a more equitable society.

Meet Our Board

Frequently Asked Questions

EFF is a nonprofit social impact fund created to help high-performing, high-impact charter schools maximize their resources for students. Our mission is to make it easier and less expensive for charter schools to put down roots in sustainable facilities – ultimately allowing our partner schools to spend more time and money helping students achieve academic success, and less on repaying loan costs.

EFF provides financing to not-for-profit charter schools or charter management organizations throughout the United States, where permitted by law.*
*Rates and terms are subject to change, and restrictions may apply.