The Independent Scholarship Fund

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The Independent Scholarship Fund’s purpose is not only to assist children in our community by providing them an immediate alternative to the current public school crisis, but also to demonstrate that competitive, innovative, community-based approaches can revolutionize the educational system, improve the quality of education that children receive, and benefit society as a whole.

At the same time, the Independent Institute’s Center on Educational Excellence pursues a research and education program to critically examine the educational crisis, and to chart a course for the achievement of educational excellence for all.  Projects include commissioning studies and books on the issues of school choice and education policy, as well as producing and disseminating a wide array of commentary, op-eds, and conference and media events to further awareness of educational issues.

How You Can Help

If you would like to help the Institute in its efforts to improve education in America, please contribute online:

Contribute to The Independent Institute: $

Or, you can mail your contribution to:

    The Independent Institute
    100 Swan Way
    Oakland, CA 94621

All contributions are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

For additional information about the Independent Scholarship Fund, please call the scholarship office at 510-632-1366, ext. 154, or email