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We invest in districts, schools, educators, parents, nonprofits, community and other stakeholders, to accelerate the rate of improvement and increase the percentage of children attending world-class schools in St. Louis.




The Opportunity Trust has been awarded $35.5 million from US Department of Education through its Charter School Program State Entity (CSP-SE) grant. This is the first time an entity in Missouri has won this competitive national grant.

Over the next five years, The Opportunity Trust will design and administer a competitive, peer-reviewed award program to distribute subgrants to new, expanding, and replicating charter schools across the state. 


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We provide grant funding to traditional district and charter schools, nonprofit, and government organizations for capacity building, expansion, curriculum development, research, strategic planning, and more.


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The STL Pre-K Cooperative partners with non-profit, for-profit, center-based, and family childcare programs to increase access to free, quality preschool where children achieve Kindergarten readiness.

We help a diverse community of early childhood centers access state and local funding, adopt and implement high quality curriculum, provide targeted professional development, and collect and reflect on data to drive continuous improvement.


The Reinvention by Community Fund is a small grant program supporting individuals and teams in implementing community-developed innovative ideas that address the full range of student and educator needs.

An Advisory Committee, made up of community members most affected by our school’s conditions and quality, serves as the decision-making body.

The 2024 Application will be open from March 11th, 2024 – March 24, 2024.


The founding members of the St. Louis Pre-K Cooperative aim to raise the bar on Kindergarten readiness. Our shared commitment to high expectations and rigorous evaluation set the stage for student growth and development.

Rochelle Bea, Beginning Futures Learning Center Founder and Director

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