Our Impact

The Problem:

Schools spend more on their buildings and less on building bright futures.

Excellent public charter schools must dedicate considerable resources to financing their facilities. Most financing options are costly and/or short-term – leaving schools vulnerable to future financing risk.

The Solution:

A proven model with a bold new twist.

Modeled after revolving loan fund structures, EFF combines philanthropy with money raised on the bond market to offer schools low-cost, fixed-rate, long-term facility financing.

The Opportunity:

Long-term, scalable impact.

To date, EFF has committed nearly $200 million to high-impact schools. We’ve got big plans for the future: by 2024, we intend to invest over $1.5 billion in schools serving more than 150,000 students. 

3x Impact

For every $1 of philanthropy or impact investment we receive, we lend $3 to high-impact public charter schools.

$30M into the Classroom

Compared to typical bond financing, EFF has saved our portfolio of partner schools over $30 million dollars.

25,000 & Counting

The schools we support serve over 25,000 students. Over 65% qualify as economically disadvantaged.

100%

100% of our partner schools outperform their districts in Math or ELA. 92% are more proficient in both subjects.

“Every high-quality public school deserves equitable, permanent financing.We’re combining traditional investment structures and cutting-edge philanthropy and putting it all to work against educational inequity.”

Anand Kesavan, CEO EFF

Our High-Performing Partners