Bringing life-changing schools to Indianapolis

The Mind Trust aims grow the capacity of excellent charter schools in Indianapolis and bring the very best charter school models to our city - schools that show all students, regardless of circumstances, can achieve great results.

 Through our Charter School Incubator, The Mind Trust attracts some of the nation's best leadership teams to start world-class, autonomous public schools in Indianapolis. We award a combination of:

  • $250,000 grants to support single-school expansions and
  • $1 million grants to support larger networks

The Incubator is open both to existing charter networks and start-up charter schools. In certain circumstances we also will consider awards of more than $1 million to entice outstanding school networks to Indianapolis.