Grant Portfolio

The Fund’s grants make a measurable, positive impact on Chicago’s public schools and the students they serve.


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Since 2002, nearly all 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. 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.

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Amount: $5,000

Year: 2020-Present

The Relay Graduate School of Education is an accredited higher-education organization focused on teacher and principal preparation. This year, The Fund is partnering with Relay GSE to deliver virtual workshops to principals and their teams. The sessions kicked off in December 2020, and teach school teams how to use new tools and strategies to deliver high-quality remote instruction which bolsters student engagement.

Amount: $126,000

Year: 2019-Present

In partnership with CPS and university partners, this program supports candidates enrolled in the principal endorsement internship.

Amount: $740,000

Year: 2019-Present

The Fund and The Partnership created APs Rising, a suite of targeted development opportunities designed to support Chicago’s talented pool of assistant principals who are interested in future principal roles within the district.

Amount: $10,000

Year: 2018-2019

The Fund partnered with Tegy, Inc. (formerly Sensible Innovation) to teach school teams how to create and use blocks of time to strategically serve their students.

Amount: $151,000

Year: 2019-Present

The Fund is partnering with CPS’ Office of Early Childhood Education (OECE) and VOCEL to support on-the-ground implementation of universal Pre-K.

Amount: $55,000

Year: 2018-Present

Opportunity Schools are some of Chicago’s hardest-to-staff schools. The Fund partners with CPS to help principals in these schools develop strong hiring and teacher retention strategies.

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