About Us

Our Mission and Goals

Founded in 2015, the nonprofit Connecticut School Finance Project strives to be a trusted, nonpartisan, and independent source of accurate data and information that transcends special interests.

The goals of the Connecticut School Finance Project are to:

  • Build knowledge about how the current school funding system works.
  • Bring together stakeholders who are impacted by how schools are funded.
  • Identify solutions to Connecticut’s school funding challenges that are fair to students and taxpayers, and strengthen schools and communities.

Although not a member-based organization, the Connecticut School Finance Project actively works with a diverse group of stakeholders, including education and community leaders, nonprofit organizations, and individuals interested in how school finance impacts students and schools.

The Connecticut School Finance Project aims to incorporate the viewpoints and perspectives of stakeholders to develop fair, well-thought-out solutions that help create a sensible and equitable school funding system that meets the needs of Connecticut and all of its public school students.

Our Funding

The Connecticut School Finance Project is funded entirely through the generous support of nonprofit foundations. The Connecticut School Finance Project does not accept state or federal grants or gifts from individuals or corporations to support our work. Additionally, all of our funding is unrestricted, and all editorial control rests with the staff of the Connecticut School Finance Project.

We are a Nonprofit Project of TSNE MissionWorks

The Connecticut School Finance Project is a nonprofit of TSNE MissionWorks, formerly Third Sector New England. Since 1959, TSNE MissionWorks has been providing management and leadership resources to help nonprofits across the region. A nonpartisan and experienced fiscal sponsor, TSNE MissionWorks is a recognized leader in the field and currently serves nonprofits from a variety of sectors throughout New England and across the country. The TSNE MissionWorks Board of Directors has governing authority over and legal and fiduciary responsibility for the Connecticut School Finance Project. You can view TSNE MissonWorks’ website at www.tsne.org.

Neither TSNE MissionWorks nor the Connecticut School Finance Project take any position on or express any preference about candidates for public offices. Additionally, as nonpartisan organizations, TSNE MissionWorks and the Connecticut School Finance Project do not support or oppose candidates or political parties, nor does either organization engage in any activity that is considered interfering or intervening in a campaign.

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