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 K-12 Education Priorities
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In order to provide effective K-12 education that prepares disadvantaged students for success in college and career, the Foundation will focus its support on two areas 2014 through 2019:

  • The use of technology to improve student outcomes through personalized learning; and
  • Computer Science and coding education.


CME Group Foundation is the largest funder of Chicago Public Schools’ Computer Science 4 All initiative, as well as supporting its nonprofit partner code.org. The Foundation recently worked with UChicago STEM Center to determine other funding needs and opportunities in K-12 CS in Chicago. The Foundation will issue RFPs for several new K-12 CS research areas. Please contact lauren.whalen@cmegroup.com to add your name to the list.