Thank you for your interest in joining the CDF Freedom Schools® family!
The curated resources below are meant to help your organization learn more about the benefits of hosting a program, as well as the application, training, fiduciary, and programmatic requirements that accepted sponsor organizations must uphold.
Review the CDF Freedom Schools Call to Action
Review the after-school program
“Sample Application” and “Sample Budget”
The application to sponsor a 2021 CDF Freedom Schools® summer program is now closed
Sponsor organizations usually engage in at least one-year of planning and resource mapping before applying to sponsor a CDF Freedom Schools program site.
During your planning year we encourage you to:
Visit a local CDF Freedom Schools site in your area (sites can be located in our annually updated site location map). Please note that due to COVID-19, 2021 summer sites will be operating virtually, in-person, or in some hybrid form. Please contact the site directly to learn more about their plans.
Form partnerships with other organizations and funders in your community who can support programming
Conduct a resource mapping activity to ensure your organization’s preparedness come application time
Conduct a needs assessment to gauge your community’s interest in, and need for, CDF Freedom Schools programming
Our national team is happy to help potential sponsors think through their planning year! In order to schedule an appointment or learn more about opportunities to join us for sponsor recruitment events, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.