Illinois families and children should have educational opportunities and experiences they find meaningful. Often, those opportunities can be shaped with the expertise of those directly affected: students, parents, teachers and community partners. The result can lead to stronger, more equitable outcomes that close the achievement gap between student groups.

Our Vision: Educational champions, including parents, teachers, and students, are supported to make learning opportunities, experiences, and outcomes stronger and more equitable.

Who Should Apply

This grantmaking program will support organizations that:

  • mobilize parent and student voice in education
  • encourage systems to include socio-emotional well-being and out of school community-based learning into instruction for students and parents
  • lead local collaborations that address inequities in systems  
  • strengthen educator-led professional development and innovation at the system level

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.