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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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New Leaders
  • Amount: $790,000
  • Fund: 1, 2,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2001-05

The Fund made the seed investment in the New Leaders program, which recruits,(...)

Teach For America
  • Amount: $610,250
  • Fund: 1, 2,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2000-08

The Fund made the lead investment to bring TFA to Chicago and holds(...)

TNTP/Chicago Teaching Fellows
  • Amount: $100,000
  • Fund: 2,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2006-07

The Fund, in partnership with the Joyce Foundation, made a seed investment in(...)

UIC Center for Urban School Leadership Program
  • Amount: $750,000
  • Fund: 1, 2,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2003-08

The Fund made the seed investment in UIC’s program beginning in 2003. The(...)

Teacher and Principal Evaluation
  • Amount: $195,000 (and staff time)
  • Fund: 3, 4,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2010

Beginning in 2010, Fund staff and directors worked closely with CPS leaders to(...)

Additional Learning Opportunities
  • Amount: Staff time
  • Fund: 3,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2011-12

The Fund assisted with the successful launch of an Additional Learning Opportunities (ALO)(...)

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.