About Us

Who We Are

CSFD is a non-profit charter school finance and development company that specializes in providing affordable facility solutions to high quality charter schools in underserved neighborhoods.

We believe that investment in education pays the best return.


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Our Mission

Education is a fundamental right and key to building more peaceful societies. Poor education produces high costs for societies such that failing nations are the ones who don’t invest into education of future generations, and are those who then have to spend their time, energy and resources to fix unemployment, crime and other ills that resulted from inadequate education.  Our goal is to do our share to help increase potential of success in life for underprivileged children.

Investing in Education

Your investment will help send more underserved kids to college. To invest in education:

  • You can make tax deductible donations or grants that we will pass on to the charter schools that we are helping with facilities.
  • You can make private equity loans to be used in development of our charter school facilities.

Please contact [email protected] for further information.

Our Team

Kairat Mavlyankulov – Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Kairat is responsible for all aspects of organizational operations, lending, strategy, consulting, and development. With over 15 years of comprehensive community development experience, Kairat has broad, direct experience in non-profit management, community development, charter school facility financing, planning, and turnkey development.  

Before joining CSFD, Kairat was COO and CFO of New Plan Learning, a Community Development Entity where he helped create over one million square feet of space for charter schools and financed over $200 million in charter school facility financing. He also held finance and accounting roles in the financial industry. 

He is the board chair of the Future Institute – an organization focused on supporting charter school high school students’ college transition, college persistence, and career readiness. 

Kairat has a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from DePaul University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Andrew Baldwin – Chief Credit Officer/Chief Lending Officer

As Chief Credit/Lending Officer, Andrew manages CSFD’s lending initiatives and assists the CEO with strategic growth of the organization. Previously, Andrew served as Chief Lending and Credit Officer at Partners for the Common Good (PCG). In over six years at PCG, Andrew played a key role in significant expansion of their lending activities, including building their New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program and leading the development of an innovative off-balance sheet fund designed to expand capital access for the CDFI industry. 

Prior to joining PCG, Andrew was Director of Loan Originations at Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH). Over an eleven year period at CSH, he played key roles in the growth of lending and NMTC investing, geographic expansion, as well as new product development. Prior experience includes work in housing development and finance in Los Angeles, economic development in Upstate New York, and management consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Andrew is also a former U.S. Army Officer.

Andrew has a BA in Economics from George Washington University and a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.