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Our Mission

Founded in 2015, the School and State Finance Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit policy organization, focused on education funding and state finance issues, with a commitment to providing independent analysis, building public knowledge, improving transparency, and developing fair, sustainable solutions.

As a trusted and independent resource for data and information, we work with stakeholders and communities across Connecticut to address the most pressing education finance challenges, and develop innovative, data-driven policy solutions that can improve the state’s fiscal health.

Our Goals

Serve as an independent and trustworthy source of high-quality research and analysis about Connecticut’s education finance policies and state budget.

Increase awareness about Connecticut’s education finance system and the need for an equitable, unified funding formula that treats all students fairly and strengthens schools and communities.

Improve transparency around Connecticut’s education and state finances by providing access to timely, accurate, and easy-to-understand data and information.

Develop thoughtful, data-driven solutions that address Connecticut’s education funding and state finance challenges by working collaboratively with state and local policymakers, community groups and leaders, and other key stakeholders.

Build public knowledge about Connecticut’s finances, budget, and economy, and elevate conversations about how to strengthen the state’s fiscal health.

Provide technical assistance to partner organizations seeking to solve education finance-related challenges.

We are a Nonprofit Project of TSNE

The School and State Finance Project is a nonprofit project of TSNE, also known as Third Sector New England. Since 1959, TSNE has been providing management and leadership resources to help nonprofits across the Northeast. A nonpartisan and experienced fiscal sponsor, TSNE is a recognized leader in the field and currently serves nonprofits from a variety of sectors throughout New England and across the country.

Neither TSNE nor the School and State Finance Project take any position on or express any preference about candidates for public offices. Additionally, as nonpartisan organizations, TSNE and the School and State 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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