Charter School Finance

Experience Counts

Baird’s national Charter School Finance group has assisted charter schools and charter management organizations (CMOs) on over 130 charter school financings nationwide, obtaining over $2.3 billion in funding for projects that include:

  • Land and facility acquisition
  • Construction and renovation
  • Leasehold improvements
  • Refinancing of prior debt
  • Furniture, fixtures, and equipment
  • Technology
  • Project development costs

Customized Financing Solutions

Charter school financing is a specialized financing sector and the Baird Charter School Finance group has been at the forefront of structuring financings for charter schools since 2003. As a national leader in charter school financing, we have considerable experience assessing a school’s financing needs and accessing a variety of financing sources to provide appropriate solutions. Financing solutions for charter schools include:

  • Tax-exempt and taxable bonds
  • New Markets Tax Credits
  • Qualified Zone Academy Bonds
  • Interim and gap financing
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Getting Started

Financing a permanent facility can be a daunting task for any charter school. Please contact Brian Colon, Manager of Baird’s National Charter School Finance group, with any inquiries or to get started.