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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.

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

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Teacher Selection Tool / Polaris
  • Amount: $120,000
  • Fund: 3,
  • Focus Area: Policy,
  • Year: 2010-11

The Fund supported the pilot and validation of the Polaris Assessment Systems Job(...)

Strategic Learning Initiatives
  • Amount: $270,000
  • Fund: 1,
  • Focus Area: Innovation and Programs,
  • Year: 2002-04

Strategic Learning Initiatives (SLI) is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization working with schools serving(...)

The VIVA Project of Chicago
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Fund: 3,
  • Focus Area: Innovation and Programs,
  • Year: 2011-12

This investment led to an unprecedented level of citywide teacher engagement and collaboration(...)

External Principal Recruitment
  • Amount: $400,000
  • Fund: 2, 3,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2007-09

The Fund contracted a consultant who identified and recruited these leaders and framed(...)

Illinois State University, National Board Resource Center
  • Amount: $400,000
  • Fund: 1,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2000-03

In order to promote state-level support for National Board Certification, The Fund invested(...)

The Fund’s National Board Certification Incentives
  • Amount: $2,450,000
  • Fund: 1, 2,
  • Focus Area: Innovation and Programs,
  • Year: 2000

The Fund’s unprecedented incentive program attracted additional dollars to the table — the(...)

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.