Education Fund of America is proud to be the only EB-5 investor group dedicated to U.S. charter school investment projects. Our approach is the results of many years of experience that led us to conclude that charter school projects are an ideal EB-5 investment – and you can read more about the background in our Seven C’s of EB-5 Investing white paper, or the Seven C’s of EB-5 Investing webinar.
There are many issues to consider when researching available EB-5 investments, and one is the industry where the investment is made. Investment risks are often first evaluated by financing experts by the industry that they are in. Education industry projects are characterized by the experts as being one of the least volatile of all industries. It is our belief and experience that charter school projects we sponsor are both safer and return investors’ funds faster than most other EB-5 project options.
Another important consideration when selecting an EB-5 project is that almost all EB-5 projects are located in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA). These areas are located in rural settings or have unemployment at 150% of the national average. Most investors will not want to invest in economically disadvantaged locations like a TEA. Fortunately the public charter schools are not concerned about achieving revenues in a challenging economic location – only educating the children there. All public charter schools are funded by state governments and are not subject to the uncertainties of the local economies – again reducing risk.
Due to restrictions imposed by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, access to current public charter school project information is limited to registered users who have completed an Accredited Investor Questionnaire (AIQ). Please contact us for an AIQ, and then we can send you information regarding our current projects.
Our team’s collective experience includes developing and funding billions of dollars in quality projects. Over the past 30 years our partners have built dozens of educational projects. We are pleased to report that the return on investor equity on those projects averaged less than 2-1/2 years. Changes in the EB-5 program are making future returns slightly longer, but we are confident that our approach is an optimal investment for security and rapid return.
An example public charter school project is Odyssey Preparatory School of Arizona – please click on the video below for more information on this U.S. charter school build by our partner American Charter Development.
Our goal is to put more information in your hands so that you can make more confident, well-informed decisions about your individual path through the EB-5 process. Below you’ll find our Resource Library with a wide range of topics related to public charter schools and EB-5 projects. Find more in our Learning Center, and then click ‘Charter Schools’.