National Funding Partners
NCSF was started with $18 million from national education foundations. NCSF’s founding sponsors — Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Doris and Donald Fisher Fund, The Robertson Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation — each contributed $4 million in the spring of 2008 to establish NCSF. NCSF expects to raise an additional $2 million in national funding and to close out its initial funding base at $20 million. NCSF’s initial funding base will probably be dispersed over the next three to four years in support of Newark’s charter school sector.
NCSF’s board of directors is comprised of staff representatives from each of the national foundations that sponsor NCSF.