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How to Invest in Education

Facilities are one of the biggest barriers to the growth of charter schools. Building Hope provides a range of solutions including pro bono technical assistance, low-cost subordinate loans, and turnkey development of lease-to-own facilities for charter schools. These efforts are supported by socially motivated investors through philanthropic grants, low-cost loans to schools, and private equity in real estate transactions. These three investment opportunities are highlighted below.

  • Corporations and foundations can make grants to Building Hope to provide pro bono technical assistance to charter schools during the planning phase of their facilities
  • Foundations can make program-related-investments (PRIs) in Building Hope to increase the pool of subordinate loan capital available to charter schools. Individuals can also make low-cost, subordinate loans to schools to replace the need for equity. New schools rarely have funds for the down payment for a facility.
  • Individuals can make private equity investments for the acquisition and development of charter school real estate projects developed by Building Hope.

For More Information

Charitable contributions and investments with charter schools can be made with the help of Building Hope. Contact Robin Odland at 202-457-1989 or