Information for Current Public Charter Startup Grantees
Eligibility for Additional Funding
The Startup Grant Program allows individual schools to receive up to $250,000 if they are formally authorized as a charter school. Schools that have already received $250,000 are not eligible for additional funding. If you feel your school is eligible for additional funding please visit our Seek A Referral page to contact your local grant partner. Please Note: If you are affiliated with an organization or school that has received funding in the past and currently have outstanding reports, you will not be able to receive funding until that organization or school has submitted their reports and they have been approved by a WFF Program Officer.
If your school received a $30,000 Pre-Authorization grant, you may be eligible for a $220,000 Post-Authorization grant after your school has been formally authorized as a charter school. Please visit our Seek a Referral page to contact your local grant partner for more information about the requirements for Post-Authorization funding.
If your proposal is approved, your school is required to submit an annual expenditure and narrative report to describe how you have spent the grant funds.
- Startup Grant Recipient Financial and Narrative Report
Any grantees that have received 501(c)(3) status from the IRS or have been approved as a public charter school at the time of funding approval must use this report.
- Startup Grant Recipient Expenditure Responsibility Report
Any grantees that have not received 501(c)(3) status from the IRS or have not been approved as a public charter school at the time of funding approval must use this report.
Grant Budget Amendments
Amendments to the approved grant budget must be submitted in writing to request increases or decreases to line items (without changing the overall amount of the grant award). You will need to complete the template below and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. A Walton Family Foundation program officer will review the request for reallocation and make a decision to approve or deny.