The Facilities Investment Fund (FIF) is an innovative, national loan fund in partnership with the Walton Family Foundation providing affordable facility financing to high-performing public charter schools in under-resourced communities.

Too often, educators seeking to build or expand school facilities cannot secure affordable financing options.

Walton Family Foundation and Civic Builders designed and steward FIF as a leading alternative resource for excellent public charter schools.

FIF Loan Details

FIF offers public charter schools 5-year fixed-rate loans for new construction, acquisition and facility renovation. FIF loans feature low, fixed interest rates, size up to $25 million and can fund up to 90% of project costs.

FIF Loan Details

FIF offers public charter schools 5-year fixed-rate loans for new construction, acquisition and facility renovation. FIF loans feature low, fixed interest rates, size up to $25MM and can fund up to 90% of project costs.

New FIF Predevelopment Fund

In our commitment to supporting high-potential, early-stage charter schools with essential, innovative capital, FIF is offering a new product for predevelopment expenses associated with a charter school facility project. Eligible applicants include authorized schools, with a focus on schools in their first charter term, including Year 0 schools. More mature schools will be considered pending availability of funds.
Key Product Details:
  • Available to all authorized charter schools
  • Up to 36-month loan term
  • 4-5% fixed rate, interest only
  • Capitalized for first 24 months
  • Predevelopment costs (appraisals, market studies, legal costs, project management fees, etc.)

New FIF Predevelopment Fund

In our commitment to supporting high-potential, early-stage charter schools with essential, innovative capital, FIF is offering a new product for predevelopment expenses associated with a charter school facility project. Eligible applicants include authorized schools, with a focus on schools in their first charter term, including Year 0 schools. More mature schools will be considered pending availability of funds.

Key Product Details:
  • Available to all authorized charter schools
  • Up to 36-month loan term
  • 4-5% fixed rate, interest only
  • Capitalized for first 24 months
  • Predevelopment costs (appraisals, market studies, legal costs, project management fees, etc.)

Use FIF Loans for:

FIF Impact

Loans target supporting schools with historically limited access to affordable capital

Early-stage schools

Schools led by leaders of color

Schools educating high percent of scholars eligible for free and reduced price lunch

Non-network operators

226.5 million in loans

National Lender

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