Our Story

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How the school fund works


We partner with local organizations

The School Fund works with a network of cost-effective organizations, ranging from high performing private schools to community-based organizations that support students attending local public schools. All partners are carefully vetted.


Partners select students for scholarships

At The School Fund, we believe that local organizations are best qualified to select students. (We do provide guidance when asked). Field partners identify high potential students who are economically disadvantaged. Each partner has a unique selection process tailored to local needs.


We fundraise and track student progress

We feature students on our website so donors can crowdfund their scholarships. 100% of individual donations directly fund students’ scholarships. The School Fund ensures that students are enrolled by collecting receipts from schools and visiting partners in the field. We also track students’ progress through school.

The people who make it happen

  • Tim McKenna
    Executive Director
  • Matt Severson
  • Stephanie Skryzowksi
    Finance Officer
  • Suzie Ziheng Sun
    Volunteer - Social Media & Operations
  • Kurt Davis Jr.
    Debt Advisory and Financial Restructuring, Alvarez & Marsal | Vice-Chair and Treasurer, TSF
  • Mohamed O. Mohamed
    MBA Candidate at Kellogg
  • Francesca Nicoletti
    Consultant, Bain & Company
  • Abena Nyantekyi-Owusu
    Leadership Dev Program, American Tower
  • Denis Severson
    Former Software Engineer
    Xerox and Google
  • Matt Severson
    Battery Supply Chain, Tesla | Chair, TSF
  • Maria Xenidou
    Strategic Advisor & Entrepreneur
  • Abaarso School
    Hargesia, Somaliland
  • ASEM
    Beira, Mozambique
  • Beyond Fistula
  • Condor Trust for Education
    Quito, Ecuador
  • Kenya Connect
  • Milaan
  • Mosqoy
    Cusco, Peru
  • Wema Children's Centre
    Bukembe Village, Bungoma, Kenya
  • World Education Fund
    Tanzania and Kenya
  • 11th Hour Project
  • Better World Books
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • Chegg
  • Google
  • Heising Simons Foundation
  • Inner Fire Apparel
  • RED Academy
  • Shinnyo-en Foundation
  • Skees Family Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • Brin Wojcicki Foundation
  • Dan & Catharine Garber
  • Severson Family Fund
  • Paris Berelc
    Actress & Activist
  • Karan Brar
    Actor & Activist
  • Finn Harries
    Designer & Filmmaker
  • Keana Marie
For questions, comments or to contact the School Fund directly, please email us at hello@theschoolfund.org.