Most charter school operators raise funds from foundations, businesses and individual donors. Researching local foundations and businesses may revel new opportunities and supporters. Also, consider in-kind good or services.
Chicago Area Common Grant Application: Chicago foundations and corporate giving programs designed a common application to help streamline the grant seeking process.
Chicago Area Grant Report: Chicago foundations and corporate giving programs designed a common grant report to help streamline the grant reporting process
E-Rate Program: The Schools and Libraries Program, also known as the E-rate program, provides discounted telecommunications, Internet access, and internal connections to eligible schools and libraries. The funding cap in 2015 is $3.9 billion and is indexed to inflation.
Fundraising Best Practices: The Foundation Center has both free basic trainings for development staff to learn about grant seeking basics of corporate giving, research, approach, introduction, and board engagement.
Sample Proposals: The Foundation Center offers free basic trainings for proposal writing and sample proposals.