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CSDC can work with any charter school, in any state to open new doors of educational opportunity.
CSDC proactively invests in K-12 public charter schools in educationally and economically underserved communities.
CSDC's technical assistance, innovative underwriting and financial support help new schools get on their feet.
CSDC schools are converting run-down buildings into state-of-the-art educational facilities, revitalizing neighborhoods.
Partner with CSDC and leave everything - from site design and financial modeling through construction - to us.
CSDC promotes competition, choice and innovation in education by financing and building great public charter schools!

Charter schools deliver cutting-edge, rigorous education to the kids who need it most - and CSDC is there to help.

CSDC's "nonprofit developer difference" means cost savings for our charter clients - and more "bang" for the taxpayer buck!

CSDC Celebrates 20 Years of Chartering!

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CSDC Board Vice Chair and former Minnesota State Senator, Ember Reichgott Junge chronicled the history of the origins of chartering from 1988 through 1992 in her book: Zero Chance of Passage: The Pioneering Charter School Story. Co-published by CSDC, the book is now available ! Order your copy today!

Charter Schools Development Corporation (CSDC)

CSDC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), promotes innovation and excellence in education by financing and developing facilities for great public charter schools nationally. CSDC is focused exclusively on the facility and financing needs of charter school organizations, helping charter school entrepreneurs and leaders finance, build and expand their school facilities with the goal of ultimately improving student achievement by increasing school choice within the American K-12 public education system.

CSDC has a special focus on new schools, schools serving predominately low income students, and schools in communities with poor performing traditional schools.  Whether it be a direct loan, credit enhancement (lease or loan guaranty), or a complete turnkey facility, built-to-suit on a fee for development services or lease-to-purchase basis, put our resources and expertise to work for you.

To find out which CSDC program may be right for your school, click here.

Getting Started
Getting Started Is your charter school in need of financing or facilities support? Find out how CSDC can help you!
Recent News
CSDC Receives Fifth Federal Credit Enhancement GrantCSDC is one of three organizations receiving grant awards under the U.S. Department of Education's Credit Enhancement for Charter Schools Facilities Program (Credit Enhancement). The three grants total more than $14 million which will enable the organizations to work across the country to help public charter schools obtain or access financing for facilities and related capital improvements. CSDC announced today that it will use its $5 million grant to serve charter schools in both rural and urban communities.
September 01, 2015Seven CSDC-Supported High Schools Ranked Among Nation’s Top 2%Each year, the U.S. News and World Report ranks more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools are awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. The Charter Schools Development Corporation (CSDC) is pleased to announce that several of its past and present client schools are among the 2015 "America’s Best Public High Schools" according to the report.
June 01, 2015
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