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Since 2002, nearly 40 percent of Chicago’s principals and 10 percent of the city’s teachers have directly benefited from a Fund-related program. Over that same period, talented principals have led educators to narrow the achievement gap between Chicago’s elementary school students and their Illinois peers from 22 percent to six percent. What’s more, they helped raise graduation rates from 47 percent to 74.5 percent and increased performance on the ACT by 1.7 points. The growing number of strong educators in our schools means tens of thousands of our students are better prepared for success in our global economy.

We invite you to learn more about our specific grants by clicking on any link below.

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Principal Endorsement
  • Amount: $126,000
  • Fund: 5,
  • Focus Area: Talent,
  • Year: 2019-Present

In partnership with CPS and university partners, this program supports candidates enrolled in(...)

APs Rising
  • Amount: $740,000
  • Fund: 5,
  • Focus Area: Talent,
  • Year: 2019-Present

The Fund and The Partnership created APs Rising, a suite of targeted development(...)

Tegy, Inc.
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Fund: 5,
  • Focus Area: Innovation and Programs,
  • Year: 2018-2019

The Fund partnered with Tegy, Inc. (formerly Sensible Innovation) to teach school teams(...)

Building Early Learning Leaders (BELL)
  • Amount: $55,000
  • Fund: 5,
  • Focus Area: Innovation and Programs,
  • Year: 2019-Present

The Fund is partnering with CPS’ Office of Early Childhood Education (OECE) and(...)

Opportunity Schools Professional Learning Community (PLC)
  • Amount: $55,000
  • Fund: 5,
  • Focus Area: Innovation and Programs,
  • Year: 2018-Present

Opportunity Schools are some of Chicago’s hardest-to-staff schools. The Fund partners with CPS(...)

South Side Education Alliance (SSEA)
  • Amount: $505,000
  • Fund: 5,
  • Focus Area: Innovation and Programs,
  • Year: 2018-Present

The South Side Education Alliance (SSEA) aims to coordinate layered supports to enable(...)

Invest in Chicago's Principals

Principals have an out-sized impact on their schools and communities. Any amount can make a difference.

Support Our Work

We aim to serve more than 600 principals and 360,000 students by 2023, with an emphasis on the schools that most need support.

Celebrate School Leaders

This October, school communities, city officials and corporate leaders will join together to lift up the great work of principals and their APs.