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View all recipients, recipients of a particular letter, or recipients that are charter schools by clicking the corresponding link below. Charters returned in alphabetical order by clicking CHARTERS A-Z; returned in descending order by total received by clicking CHARTERS $$$.

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Total recipients: 135
Total $$$ received: $ 39,372,696

Recipient name Charter Private Public Media Closed? $
Hiawatha Academies CSP ERC WALTON CHAR 4,379,118
KIPP Minnesota CSP ERC CHAR 3,361,526
Harvest Preparatory Charter School CSP ERC CHAR 3,085,230
Best Academy Inc. CSP CHAR 1,606,500
Center School, Inc. [Minneapolis] CHAR 1,096,250
Mastery School CSP WALTON CHAR 1,002,500
Academia Cesar Chavez Charter School CHAR 876,000
Prodeo Academy CSP WALTON CHAR 769,577
Harvest Network of Schools ERC CHAR 684,266
Seed Academy CHAR 675,000
Community of Peace Academy CSP CHAR 637,500
Minneapolis College Preparatory School CSP WALTON CHAR CLOSED 617,897
Venture Academy CSP CHAR 597,500
Northeast College Prep CSP WALTON CHAR 573,000
Nova Classical Academy CSP WALTON CHAR 551,534
Bright Water Elementary CSP WALTON CHAR 521,322
Metro Tech Academy [Dunwoody Academy ] WALTON CHAR CLOSED 510,000
Prestige Academy Charter School [Ascension Academy] WALTON CHAR CLOSED 485,719
Hmong College Prep Academy WALTON CHAR 450,000
Sobriety High Charter School CHAR CLOSED 398,925
Eagle Ridge Academy WALTON CHAR 373,667
St. Croix Preparatory Academy CSP WALTON CHAR 368,600
Minneapolis Academy CSP WALTON CHAR CLOSED 363,999
Hennepin Elementary School CSP WALTON CHAR 356,441
Wildflower Foundation CHAR 350,000
Avalon School WALTON CHAR 321,152
Southside Family Charter School WALTON CHAR 318,945
Tesfa International School WALTON CHAR 315,000
Friendship Academy of the Arts WALTON CHAR 306,500
Twin Cities German Immersion School WALTON CHAR 299,494
Carleton College [charter school] WALTON CHAR 297,175
Bdote Learning Center CSP WALTON CHAR 295,000
Urban Academy Charter School WALTON CHAR 278,000
Upper Mississippi Academy WALTON CHAR 275,395
Twin Cities Academy CSP WALTON CHAR 273,581
Twin Cities International Elementary School WALTON CHAR 272,200
West Side Summit CSP WALTON CHAR 272,000
Global Academy CSP WALTON CHAR 269,400
Laura Jeffrey Academy Charter WALTON CHAR 256,877
Higher Ground Academy CSP CHAR 255,393
Big Picture Twin Cities [Phillips Community School] WALTON CHAR CLOSED 250,000
Sankofa Underground North Academy WALTON CHAR 250,000
Minnesota School of Science WALTON CHAR CLOSED 250,000
Cornerstone Montessori Elementary CSP WALTON CHAR 250,000
College Preparatory Elementary WALTON CHAR 250,000
Lincoln International School WALTON CHAR 250,000
New Salem Academy WALTON CHAR CLOSED 250,000
Elom International School WALTON CHAR CLOSED 250,000
Minnesota Business Academy WALTON CHAR CLOSED 250,000
Spero Academy [Fraser Academy] WALTON CHAR 247,233
Beacon Academy CSP WALTON CHAR 240,500
Richard Allen Math-Science Academy WALTON CHAR CLOSED 240,000
Stonebridge World School WALTON CHAR 235,000
STRIDE Academy WALTON CHAR 230,000
Community School of Excellence WALTON CHAR 230,000
General John Vessey Jr Leadership WALTON CHAR CLOSED 230,000
Kaleidoscope Charter School WALTON CHAR 230,000
Long Tieng Academy WALTON CHAR CLOSED 230,000
Noble Academy Charter School WALTON CHAR 230,000
North Lakes Academy CHAR 230,000
North Shore Community School CHAR 230,000
World Learner Charter School CHAR 230,000
New Heights School, Inc. CHAR 230,000
Woodson Institute For Excellence (WISE School) CHAR CLOSED 221,000
EdVisions Off Campus School CHAR 220,272
Academy of North Minneapolis CSP WALTON CHAR CLOSED 220,000
New Millennium Academy Charter WALTON CHAR 200,058
El Colegio Charter School CHAR 187,550
Academy of Biosciences WALTON CHAR CLOSED 180,000
Paideia Academy Charter School CSP WALTON CHAR CLOSED 180,000
St. Paul City School CHAR 168,050
Cyber Village Academy CSP CHAR 163,000
High School for Recording Arts CHAR 162,000
TEAM Academy WALTON CHAR 154,000
Sojourner Truth Academy CHAR 125,697
Great River School CHAR 116,181
Main Street School Performing Arts WALTON CHAR 113,837
Minnesota Transitions Charter School CHAR 103,000
New City School CSP WALTON CHAR 102,000
Yinghua Academy CSP CHAR 100,336
Native Arts Charter School WALTON CHAR CLOSED 100,000
Ubah Medical Academy Charter School WALTON CHAR 95,000
New Voyage Academy Charter School [St. Paul Family Learning Center] CHAR CLOSED 93,500
Math and Science Academy CSP CHAR 90,120
Worthington Area Language Academy WALTON CHAR CLOSED 85,000
Voyageurs Expeditionary WALTON CHAR 85,000
Tarek Ibn Ziyad Academy WALTON CHAR CLOSED 85,000
Minnesota International Middle School CHAR 82,500
PACT Charter School CHAR 75,000
Family Academy Charter School CHAR CLOSED 75,000
Level Up Academy CHAR 75,000
Northwest Passage High School [Coon Rapids Learning Center] CHAR 72,000
Odyssey Academy CHAR 72,000
Minnesota Academy of Technology CHAR CLOSED 70,018
Metro Deaf School CHAR 69,662
Partnership Academy CHAR 49,500
Cologne Academy CSP CHAR 44,061
Dakota Academy CHAR CLOSED 40,000
West Concord Public Charter School CHAR CLOSED 32,000
Prairie Creek Community School CHAR 30,347
Technical Academies of Minnesota CHAR 30,000
Cedar Riverside Community School CHAR 30,000
Learning For Leadership Charter CHAR 30,000
MTI Pease Academy CHAR 20,000
Leadership Preparatory Academy CHAR 20,000
STEP Academy Charter School CHAR 20,000
DaVinci Academy CHAR 18,500
Crosslake Community School Inc. CHAR 11,733
International Spanish Language Academy CHAR 10,000
AFSA High School CHAR 10,000
Rivers Edge Academy CHAR 10,000
Soul Academy WALTON CHAR CLOSED 10,000
Recovery School of Southern MN WALTON CHAR CLOSED 10,000
Colonel Charles D. Young Military Academy WALTON CHAR CLOSED 10,000
Hennepin County Military Preparatory Academy CHAR CLOSED 10,000
Great Expectations School CHAR 10,000
TrekNorth High School WALTON CHAR 10,000
Lakes International Language Academy CSP WALTON CHAR 10,000
LoveWorks Academy For Arts WALTON CHAR 10,000
Prairie Seeds Academy WALTON CHAR 10,000
Swan River Montessori Charter School WALTON CHAR 10,000
Cygnus Academy WALTON CHAR CLOSED 10,000
Dugsi Academy WALTON CHAR 10,000
Minnesota Internship Center CHAR 9,941
Aspen Academy CHAR 9,489
Parnassus Preparatory School CHAR 7,228
Excell Academy Charter CHAR 6,000
Face to Face Academy CHAR 5,000
Minnesota New Country School CHAR 4,200
New Century Academy CHAR 4,000
Academic Arts High School [River Heights Charter School] CHAR 4,000
Kato Public Charter School [Riverbend Academy] CHAR 4,000
Athlos Leadership Academy [New Visions School] CHAR 2,500
Clarkfield Charter School CHAR 2,500