Civic Builders is the nation's leading nonprofit developer and lender supporting the creation and growth of high-quality public charter schools. Our team removes real estate as a barrier to an excellent public education. Across the country, these schools empower students within and beyond the classroom, and revitalize communities from one generation to the next.
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What We Do
Our team’s extensive expertise in both real estate and lending enables us to provide support to the charter school sector through three categories:
Real Estate Development Services
We develop charter school facilities from start to finish; from site identification, financing and development through construction and school occupancy; all on time and on budget.
We provide schools with a path to school building ownership through our affordable, cost-based purchase option.
We unlock public financial resources for charter schools by accessing low-cost capital through products like the New Markets Tax Credit and U.S. DOE Credit Enhancement programs.
We design and steward innovative loan products like the $300 million Facilities Investment Fund (FIF), providing 5-year, fixed-rate loans for new construction, acquisition and facility renovation.
Strategic Advisory Services
We partner with networks, cities, and philanthropists to design comprehensive facilities plans aligned with long-term vision, mission, financial resources and project objectives.
We act as project manager on strategic facilities projects or investments to maximize efficient use of capital and resources and deliver affordable, high-quality school space for communities.