Our Funding Needs
Annual Operating Fund
KIPP schools are public schools, and approximately 90 percent of our operations are covered by public funds. However, some of the programs most critical to our scholars’ success rely on the generosity of private supporters. Your gift helps make possible:
An extended school day and year:
KIPP schools have an extended 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. day, as well as a mandatory two-week summer session. As a result, our scholars spend approximately 25 percent more time at school than their peers in traditional public schools.
KIPP provides bus transportation for our younger scholars and offers MARTA passes to our high school scholars so that transportation to attending our schools.
Our KIPP Through College (KTC) program provides intensive counseling during high school to support our scholars in their quest to matriculate to the schools that are the best match for their interests and goals. This support includes everything from applications and admissions to financial aid. KTC also follows our alumni throughout college to make sure they have the academic, social, and financial supports they need to persist all the way to graduation.
The public funding available for charter school capital needs is very limited. KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools is currently seeking support for:
Building the additional classrooms and parking space needed to grow KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools to a full K-12 offering for 3,500 scholars across eight schools by 2018.
Making the facility repairs and upgrades needed to provide a safe, productive, and comfortable learning environment for our KIPPsters.
For a limited time, KIPP Metro Atlanta is seeking donations to meet a challenge grant for a scholarship endowment for our graduates. Gifts toward this fund will support last-dollar “gap funding” for scholars who have a small remaining need after financial aid packages and family contributions.
Investing in instructional technology and infrastructure to support individualized learning and to prepare students for success in high-technology environments of college and the competitive world beyond.
Ensuring basic athletic facilities and safe recreational space at KIPP South Fulton Academy.
Building a capital reserve to provide a strong foundation for ongoing facility needs.