Civic Builders

Civic Builders is the nation’s leading nonprofit charter school lender and developer, bringing high-quality educational opportunities to under-resourced communities through the development of public charter schools. Since 2002, the organization has supported the growth of 70 schools that educate more than 35,000 students annually.


Civic Builders partners with philanthropists and capital providers to design and manage affordable, new financing and development solutions for high-quality schools. By addressing the full spectrum of facilities and financing challenges public charter schools face, partner school leaders can focus on the important work of educating students. As a nonprofit organization with two decades of experience providing affordable and sustainable real estate and lending solutions to high-performing public charter schools, Civic Builders’ portfolio represents $1.1 billion invested into economically distressed communities to ensure all students have access to safe, positive, and student-centered learning environments.