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What We Do

The Fund believes that solutions to the challenges in public schools exist. We devote time, leverage data and invest in programs and initiatives that enable Chicago to attract, support and keep strong principals.

70%
of Chicago public schools served by Fund investments
590
Average number of students impacted by one Chicago principal
$74M
Invested by The Fund to improve Chicago's public schools

“The Fund has provided me with the resources and relationships necessary to make my student-centered vision for teaching and learning a reality, leading to positive gains in academic outcomes and school culture. There is no greater champion for principal leadership and student success in Chicago than The Fund.”

Lovett Elementary School
Dr. LeViis Haney, Principal

“CME Group Foundation believes quality education is vital to economic stability and growth. We invest in The Fund, a long-time leader in improving Chicago’s public schools, because we believe quality principals matter for student success.”

CME Group Foundation
Kassie Davis, Executive Director

Invest in Chicago's Principals

Double your impact! All new or increasing donations up to $25,000 will be matched by a generous anonymous investor.

Support our Next Phase

We aim to serve more than 600 principals and 380,000 students by 2023, with an emphasis on our most vulnerable schools.

See Chicago's Principal Pride

We launched the city's first-ever Principal Appreciation Campaign, and one thing is clear: Chicago is proud of its principals.