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

Getting Started

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

Brian Colon, Managing Director
Manager, Charter School Finance Group