Opportunity 180 has set aside a fund to launch new high-performing schools and support aligned organizations in Clark County’s urban core. O180 supports school operators and organizations that are able to achieve outcomes that ultimately transform our community and ensure that all students have the opportunity to attend an excellent school. Opportunity 180 grants provide our local philanthropists with a coordinated and strategic way to magnify the impact of their contributions while minimizing the risk of funding duplicative or overlapping efforts.
We are offering two types of grants to high-performing charter management organizations:
Planning grants are available for high performing charter management organizations interested in expanding operations to Southern Nevada and for founding school teams (principal and founding teachers) with a clear vision and business plan for launching a charter school. Please click here to access our 2016 Planning Grant.
Year 0 grants are for charter schools that have received authorization and are preparing to launch a school in 2017 or 2018 in high need neighborhoods. Year 0 grants are available to approved applicants to offset the one-time start-up costs required to launch new schools and transform underperforming schools to high-performing ones. Please click here to access our 2017 Year 0 Grant.
Please fill out this form if you would like us to contact you when our 2017 Year 0 applications are released.