Central Square Foundation

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Central Square Foundation (CSF) is a philanthropy venture fund and policy think tank focused on improving K-12 education for children from low-income communities in India. CSF is strictly a philanthropic funding and capacity-building organization that operates by making early and growth stage grants in education-focused NGOs. In specific, the organization supports initiatives around the following themes:
  1. High quality affordable schools: Demonstrating excellence in affordable schools, whether government or non-profit, through innovations in curriculum, technology, tools, systems, and processes.
  2. Human capital development: Building the capacity of teachers and school leadership with an emphasis on meeting the needs of children from marginalized communities.
  3. Technology in education: Utilizing technology to enable individualized learning for students and the scaling-up of high quality innovations for first generation learners in a cost effective manner.
  4. Accountability and Community Engagement: Increasing individual student assessments and strengthening community participation to measure and improve learning outcomes.

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Range of typical investment size: 
Under $100,000
Typical length of investment: 
Most are for 2-3 years of guaranteed support
Size of overall portfolio: 
$500,000-$1 million
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