Illinois families and children should have educational opportunities and experiences they find meaningful. Those opportunities can be shaped with the expertise of those directly impacted: students, parents, and educators. The result can lead to stronger, more equitable outcomes that address the opportunity gap in the state.

Our Vision: Students, parents, and educators are shaping educational policy and practice into culturally relevant, high-quality experiences resulting in more equitable outcomes.

Who Should Apply

This grantmaking program will support organizations that:

  • prioritize parent and youth power and voice in education
  • nurture socio-emotional well-being
  • strengthen teacher pipeline, cultivate teacher leaders and support educator-led work
  • create high-quality school-day and out-of-school learning experiences
  • foster early learning and K-12 community-driven strategies and partnerships that advocate for equitable systems

Meet the Team

Please contact us at (312) 609-0200 or if you have questions about our Education program.

To learn more about the application process, please visit our How to Apply page. To begin your application, please visit our Grant Portal to submit your Letter of Inquiry.

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