Of the $7.5 million Renaissance Schools Fund says it has given to schools to date, over $4.7 million went directly from corporations to schools, and a sizeable chunk of the rest was targeted to particular schools through the group’s matchmaking efforts.

Most of the companies below support certain schools or charter networks; two provide general support to the Renaissance Schools Fund itself.



Aboott Laboratories


Start a new math/science school



Austin Business & Entrepreneurship Academy

The Boeing Company

$1 million

Train principals and create performance schools

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


Community relations program

Chase Bank & Anonymous

$2 million

University of Chicago-Donoghue

Deloitte & Touche USA LLP

$1 million

Renaissance Schools Fund

Ernst & Young


Expand Perspectives Charter



Metropolitan Academy of Sciences

Judd Enterprises


Chicago International Charter-Ellison

Kenilworth Families Renaissance Schools Partnership


Providence Englewood



Expand Noble Street Charter

Kraft Foods, Inc.


Chicago International Charter

Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw


Expand Perspectives Charter

Motorola Foundation


Start a new math/science school

Northern Trust

$3 million

Noble Street Charter; Renaissance Schools Fund

Sara Lee Corporation

$1 million

Erie Charter and Urban Prep Academy

Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal

$1 million

Legacy Charter

Source: Renaissance Schools Fund

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