Isaiah 49 Foundation

Isaiah 49 Foundation Isaiah 49 Foundation provides capital project funding and direction to University-Model® schools Non Profit Foundation seeking donors to help non-tuition based University-Model Schools build campuses

University-Model Schools
04/08/2017

University-Model Schools

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02/02/2016

Every school needs benefactors. Elite schools have both benefactos, and charge high tuition rates. Small schools, usually in the suburbs, mostly have neither. If a benefactor does step up with a large cash donation, the school does not know how to make that donation a permanent part of their future, but instead puts it into their operational budget.
Schools need to have permanent money to successfully operate over time. Permanent money = annual income that is not expected to come from the tuition charged to single-income families in the University-Model schools, but money that is saved and invested to generate a return that pays for capital projects (classrooms, gymnasiums, ball fields).
This is the basis of strategic financial development for any organization that desires to have permanence. Schools, committed to the development of children for at least 12 sequential years, have a responsibility to have strategic funding plans that go beyond the annual operational budget. As such, they need finance committees, financial development leadership, and project management. This often includes the additional need for software to handle fund-accounting, grant administration expertise, and endowment boards.
These organic schools do not have the resources to build these, and so I49 was created to help these schools mature into long lasting organizations that allow families to enroll their children and have assurance it's the best decision for their children.

02/02/2016

Small start-up private schools are usually overwhelmed with educational duties and responsibilities. Financial Development is not something they are ready to take on since educational organizations do not provide a roadmap to follow. Public education finance (both public schools and charter schools) are not effective models for private school finance, and tuition based schools charge high rates, mostly to pay for facilities since we know that the revenue per classroom is not solely allocated to the instructor and administration.
So, that means non-tuition based schools fall into a bad idea of funding their campus capital projects as if they were a ministry. The model of church project funding of getting a pledge base, obtaining financing from a bank, and then hoping the base comes through on their obligations is their most familiar financial avenue.
But, schools are not ministries. They are non-profit educational organizations, and as such, require a separate funding concept.
Either charge all the parents for campus development as the expensive, elite schools, or obtain funding from endowment resources for capital projects -- which is why I49 was created.
Historically, benefactors endow a charitable organization with land, money, resources to enable the organization to start-up and operate with solid financial footing. In the case of education, this is most widely seen in the fantastic universities around the nation. Most of the finest universities are not state initiated projects, they are individuals or groups of individuals with a commitment to education putting their money into a vision toward educational excellence.
Small private schools need that same donor base. The moms and dads starting the school are just parents looking for better education environment for their children. They are usually not philanthropists. The boards are also not the typical non-profit leadership, with vision and capital; but instead, concerned, driven, committed parents who want their children to receive a better education.
The challenge comes in matching these organic schools to proper connections to "back-port" a financial foundation to provide the school strength and character. Of course, in the elite schools that charge higher tuition to pay for classrooms, recreational fields, etc. many of the desired applicants are immediately disqualified by the cost of admission. Although financial aid may be an option, it isn't a sure thing year-after-year and doesn't lend itself to stability of the children's educational continuity.
Smaller, organic schools, with parents as the actors in starting and building, sometimes with the help of local ministries as church lend classrooms and gyms, know little of school finance, and less about strategic planning and long-term permanent endowments.
They know what they've seen in the church, or what they may have seen in another school... but those concepts seen there do not apply to the organic start-up schools.
I49 seeks to bridge that gap; bringing permanent financing with endowment building principles to schools to obtain and build campuses, to solidify their program offerings, and change the small school month-to-month money budgets to decade-to-decade strategic planning.

Why Are Finland's Schools Successful?
02/02/2016
Why Are Finland's Schools Successful?

Why Are Finland's Schools Successful?

The country's achievements in education have other nations, especially the United States, doing their homework

12/28/2015

Isaiah 49 Foundation is passionate about the University-Model School mission, providing development support to all University-Model Christian Schools (K-12) in order to raise new and sustainable donations, enabling the schools to grow and increase the ability to support those families in the UMS environments.

Our Charter:
Find individual donors to meet capital project goals, namely campus finance for acquisition and build.
All project funding is established in collaboration with the each individual UMS board.
Establish a base endowment fund for each individual school, and design fund-raising strategies, team leadership and direction, and the successful execution of established projects in accordance with school strategic goals.
Create a donor culture by taking the lead to engage staff and board members.
Cultivate relationships with donors, overseeing donor events and planned-giving.
In conjunction with individual schools, develop testimonials and statistics to illustrate successful outcomes and attract future student families and donors.
Research grant opportunities and write grant proposals for Individual schools.

12/07/2015

NAUMS = National Association of University Model Schools
80+ member schools... and counting....

12/07/2015

I49 works to find funding sources for capital projects at University Model Schools. UMS schools rely on tuition to pay for operation expenses, but capital projects are only funded via direct sources. I49 works to facilitate project funding and management.

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09/13/2015

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08/26/2015

Isaiah 49 Foundation preparing organizational structure and agreements to begin funding first school projects ASAP

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08/26/2015

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08/26/2015

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7989 Belt Line Road, Suite 305-517
Dallas, TX
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