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CSFP has had a four-star rating from Charity Navigator since 2013. This objective rating reflects our high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency. 

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CSFP provides needs-based, K-8th grade scholarships for children from low-income Philadelphia families. Interested in private school for your children?

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Meet the children we serve


Meet Lilian, a bright second-grader at St. Martin de Porres School. She reads on a fifth grade level, loves math, and has a whole list of things she wants to be when she grows up. Lilian loves her school, which her mother describes as safe, supportive, and nurturing.  Lilian Q: What do you like to...

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 Meet Christopher, a rising 6th grader at St. Martha Parrish School. Christopher is passionate about performing arts and spends his free time singing, dancing and acting. He is excited to begin his role as a student council representative next year and looks forward to mentoring younger students. His mother, Antoinette, attributes her son’s high academic...

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Meet Antoinette, a rising sixth-grader at Holy Cross School. Antoinette loves gymnastics, her mother, and is her own role model. This spirited young student has dreams of becoming an astronaut and is determined to continue her education at a good high school and university. Antoinette Q: What do you like to do for fun? A:...

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Meet Jayden, a 4th grade student at St. Peter the Apostle. Jayden is passionate about reading and dreams of becoming a veterinarian. His mother, Melinda knows Jayden is receiving a quality education at St. Peter and she loves how the curriculum includes Spanish, music, and religion.  Jayden Q: What do you like to do for...

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Meet Nevaeh, a 3rd grader at Timothy Academy. Nevaeh’s favorite subject is art and she loves to spend her free time drawing. When Nevaeh grows up she wants to be a veterinarian or a baker. Her mother, Brenda feels good each morning when she drops Neveah off at school because she knows her daughter is...

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Meet Alicia, a 3rd grader at Beulah Baptist Christian Day School. Alicia loves math and spending time at Chuck E’ Cheese’s on her days off. Her mother, Cherita, credits the education Alicia┬áreceives at her private school with Alicia’s academic success. In the above photo, Alicia was awarded a bible scholarship and an award for outstanding...

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With the PA EITC and OSTC programs, you can use your state tax dollars to provide scholarships for low-income children.

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