NewSchools Venture Fund Overview

  • Type
  • Foundation

  • Founded
  • 1998

  • Professionals
  • 24

  • AUM
  • 000.0

NewSchools Venture Fund General Information


NewSchools Venture Fund (NewSchools) is an independent non-profit private foundation based in Oakland, California. Established in 1998, by social entrepreneur Kim Smith and venture capitalists John Doerr and Brook Byers, NewSchools' mission is to transform public education through powerful ideas and passionate entrepreneurs so that all children, especially those in underserved communities, have the opportunity to succeed. Newschools provide grants to teams of educators and organizations that are improving public education. The assets are managed by the board of directors.

Contact Information

Year Founded
Open To Secondaries
Open To First Time Founds
Institution Type
Primary Contact
000000 000000000
Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
+0 (000) 000-0000
Primary Office
  • 1616 Franklin Street
  • Second Floor
  • Oakland, CA 94612
  • United States
+1 (415) 000-0000

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NewSchools Venture Fund Commitment Analytics

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Commitments by Fund Type
Commitments by Fund Type
Commitments by Region
Commitments by Region

NewSchools Venture Fund Investment Allocations

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  • Target PE:
    Current PE:
    42.00 %  Actual
  • Target Real Estate:
    Real Estate:
    42.00 %  Actual
  • Target Equities:
    Current Equities:
  • Target Fixed Income:
    Fixed Income:
  • Target Cash:
    Current Cash:
Investment allocations

NewSchools Venture Fund Team (52)

Name Title Office
Stacey Childress Chief Executive Officer & Board Member Oakland, CA
Frances Messano President Boston, MA
Amy Omand Chief Financial Officer Oakland, CA
Cameron White Partner, Content and Tools, Learning Solutions Oakland, CA
Liz Arney Partner, Innovative Schools Team Oakland, CA
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NewSchools Venture Fund Board Members (10)

Name Representing Role Since
Brook Byers Ph.D Self Co-Founder & Board Member 000 0000
Christopher Gabrieli MD Self Board Member 000 0000
John Doerr III Self Board Member & Co-Founder 000 0000
Paula Sneed Self President of the Board 000 0000
Robert Stavis Self Board Member 000 0000
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