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Enrollment by city

See how many students, in aggregate, attend charter schools supported by the funders catalogued on this website, sorted by city.

WFF Startups

The Walton Family Foundation has given more than $16 million to charter schools in Minnesota, contributing to 96 separate schools and helping start 70 of them - 29% of all charters EVER opened in the state. Read an anlysis of WFF giving to charter schools in Minnesota.

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Smikis Foundation



Total recipients: 12
Total $$$ received: $ 918,000

Recipient name Charter Private Public Media Closed? $
Friendship Academy of Fine Arts CHAR 2,500
Global Academy CHAR 45,000
Hiawatha Academies CHAR 95,000
KIPP Minnesota CHAR 200,000
Mastery School CHAR 55,000
Minneapolis College Preparatory School CHAR CLOSED 75,000
New City School CHAR 22,000
Northeast College Prep CHAR 165,000
Prodeo Academy CHAR 37,500
Southside Family Charter School CHAR 1,000
Tesfa International School CHAR 50,000
Venture Academy CHAR 170,000