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CME Group Foundation 2017 grants

Communities in Schools of Chicago
$30,000 to support Lloyd Bachrach’s “Yes You Can!” program

Northwestern University/Digital Youth Network
$125,000 over two years to support research in computer science programs for Chicago youth

Education Pioneers
$80,000 over two years to analyze CPS CS4All student data and outcomes

LEAP Innovations
$1,000,000 over four years to support general operations

Queen’s University Belfast
$192,000 over two years to support Teacher Upskilling/Pupil Outreach

University of Chicago Consortium on School Research
$150,000 over two years to support research in computer science learning in Chicago Public Schools

Vision 20/20
$25,000 to support 21st Century Learning Center for schools in downstate Illinois

CME Group Foundation 2016 grants

Archdiocese of Chicago
$1,000,000 over five years to support Blended Learning in schools

CoderDojoChi
$25,000 to support coding education for Chicago youth

Communities in Schools of Chicago
$30,000 to support Lloyd Bachrach’s “Yes You Can!” program

Genesys Works Chicago
$25,000 to support general operations

George W. Bush Foundation
$300,000 over three years to support Alliance to Reform Education Leadership (AREL)

Illinois State University
$25,000 to support integration of P20 Council into ESSA

New Schools for Chicago
$40,000 to support general operations

One Chance Illinois
$35,000 to support general operations

University of Chicago STEM Education
$12,000 to support Computer Science Research RFP development

CME Group Foundation 2015 grants

Advance Illinois
$125,000 over two years to support general operations

Children First Fund, the Chicago Public Schools Foundation
$1,000,000 over five years to support the expansion of Computer Science for All

Code.org
$300,000 over three years to create new Computer Science curriculum

Communities in Schools of Chicago (CISC)
$30,000 to connect Lloyd Bachrach’s "Yes You Can!" program to more than 3,200 Chicago Public Schools students during the 2015-16 school year

Distinctive Schools
$12,000 to support the CoderDojoChi: Distinctive Schools Coding Academy

Forefront (fka Donors Forum)
$160,000 over three years to support the Chicagoland Partnership for College Completion

Illinois Network of Charter Schools
$125,000 over two years to support the Enhancing Public School Choice in Illinois program

University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research
$84,000 over two years to support research on Chicago’s charter high schools

CME Group Foundation 2014 Grants

Amandla Charter School
$5,000 to support Starter League professional development in coding for one teacher.

The Chicago Community Foundation, fiscal agent for LEAP Innovations
$1 million over four years to support the development and implementation of innovative educational technology

Chicago International Charter Schools
$10,000 to support Starter League professional development in coding for two teachers, one from Distinctive Schools and one from Quest.

The Chicago Public Education Fund
$1 million over five years to support Fund 4 programs

Children First Fund: The Chicago Public Schools Foundation
$25,000 to support Starter League professional development in coding for five CPS teachers.

Communities in Schools of Chicago (CISC)
$25,000 to support Lloyd Bachrach’s “Yes You Can!” program serving more than 3,200 Chicago Public School students during the 2014-2015 school year.

Future Founders Foundation
A challenge grant up to $200,000 matching new or increased contributions over three years to support general operations.

Lyric Opera of Chicago
$10,000 to support Lyric Opera of Chicago’s OperaKids, serving first through sixth grade elementary school students.

MOUSE
$150,000 over two years to support programs in Chicago charter and AUSL schools

Namaste Charter School
$5,000 to support Starter League professional development for one teacher.

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE Chicago)
$150,000 over two years to support existing Chicago charter school classrooms and the planning and launch of its app development and coding program in partnership with The Starter League.

Perspectives Charter Schools
$5,000 to support Starter League professional development in coding for one teacher.

Project Lead the Way
$75,000 to support three charter schools in their implementation of Pathway to Engineering and PLTW Launch program.

CME Group Foundation 2013 Grants

Academy of Urban School Leadership
$150,000 to support its early mathematics program

Chicago International Charter Schools
$25,000 to support a pilot program to test the potential of the innovative GCE model for the typical Chicago public high school student

Communities in Schools Chicago
$30,000 to support twenty five presentations of the “Yes You Can” program in CICS and Chicago Public Schools

Future Founders Foundation
$150,000 to support the integration of Lemonade Day into Future Founders Foundation and its expansion in Chicago

Illinois Network of Charter Schools
$140,000 over two years to support its programming

Mission Readiness
$75,000 over two years to support a thought leader even in Chicago and a policy-maker event in Springfield where retired generals or admirals share their support for addressing the skills gap and the need for rigorous curriculum standards in public education

New Schools for Chicago
$50,000 to support the program design of the eLearn Innovation Hub

Project Lead the Way
$55,000 to support Catalyst-Maria Charter School’s implementation of Pathway to Engineering and Gateway to Technology

Reading Power
$15,000 to support a site specific tutor coordinator in South Elementary School in North Chicago

CME Group Foundation 2012 Grants

Advance Illinois
$75,000 to support a communications campaign around the implementation of the Common Core State Standards

Communities in Schools Chicago (CISC)
$35,000 to support presentation of the Yes You Can! violence prevention program in 30 Chicago Public Schools

Future Founders Foundation
$120,000 over two years to support the Future Founders program at four charter schools and expansion of Connect to the Future and Future Founders to additional charter schools

Illinois Network of Charter Schools
$60,000 to support implementation of advocacy strategies and underwriting participation of nonprofit organizations in the annual conference

MOUSE
$200,000 over two years to support the implementation of the MOUSE Squad program in ten charter schools a year

Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
$150,000 over two years to support continuation of the NFTE program in four charter schools and its expansion to two additional charter schools

Prepared 4 Life
$125,000 to support personnel, professional development and materials for Lemonade Day Chicago

Project Lead the Way
$60,000 to support the implementation of Pathways to Engineering in one charter high school and Gateway to Technology in one charter middle school

Teach for America Chicago
$60,000 to support general operations

The George W. Bush Presidential Foundation
$300,000 over five years to support its Alliance to Reform Educational Leadership

CME Group Foundation 2011 Grants

Advance Illinois
$50,000 to support its work with the state’s lowest performing schools

Children First Fund, the Chicago Public Schools Foundation
$50,000 to support Career and Technical Education initiatives in business and IT

Communities in Schools Chicago
$35,000 to support presentation of the Yes You Can! violence prevention program in 30 Chicago Public Schools

Freedom to Learn Illinois
$100,000 over four years to support the development of an online network of school choice supporters

Illinois Network of Charter Schools
$50,000 to support implementation of its strategic plan

Prepared 4 Life
$50,000 to support the launch of Lemonade Day in Chicago

Reading Power
$15,000 to support a site specific tutor coordinator at South Elementary School in North Chicago

CME Group Foundation 2010 Grants

Chicago Children’s Museum
$33,000 in support of early math and science professional development workshops for charter school teachers and field trips for their students.

Chicago Foundation for Education
$25,000 in support of the development of early math and economics-specific Teacher Study Groups.

Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center
$70,000 over two years in support of the Future Founders program in two charter schools.

Children First Fund of the Chicago Public Schools
$45,000 in support of the Yes You Can! program in the CPS Violence Prevention Initiative schools.

Great Books Foundation
$25,000 in support of implementation of the Great Books curriculum in the middle grades at one Chicago Public School.

Illinois Network of Charter Schools
$54,000 in support of professional development, school services, the school sustainability audit pilot and the Yes You Can! program in four charter schools.

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
$80,000 over two years in support of programming in four charter high schools.

Renaissance Schools Fund
$1,500,000 over two years in support of the charter school industry research and prospectus and start-up funds for the LEARN Charter Schools South Chicago campus.

CME Group Foundation 2009 Grants

After School Matters
$50,000 in support of professional development for youth workers and organizational teen violence strategy and protocol.

Children First Fund of Chicago Public Schools
$125,000 in support of the Chicago Public Schools Financial Literacy/Economic Education Initiative.

Renaissance Schools Fund
$500,000 in support of start-up funds for the Chicago International Charter Schools Altgeld Gardens campus.

School Choice Illinois
$25,000 in support of its public policy and outreach initiatives.

CME Group Foundation/CME Trust 2008 Grants

Children First Fund, the Chicago Public Schools Foundation
$100,000 in support of the Chicago Public Schools Social Sciences Blueprint Project.

Mouse, Inc.
$150,000 over two years in support of the expansion of TechCrew in the Chicago Public Schools

CME Trust 2006 Grants

After School Matters
$100,000 in support of the Tech 37 program

Big Shoulders Fund $300,000 over three years in support of the Patrons Program

Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection
$25,000 to support tutoring and mentoring programs

The Great Books Foundation
$470,000 over three years for the implementation of the Junior Great Books curriculum in five Chicago Public Schools

Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
$750,000 over three years in support of the Human Capital program

The Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation
$50,000 in support of School Choice Activities in Illinois

Renaissance Schools Fund
$1.1 million over two years in support of the expansion of the Noble Charter School Network and the Perspectives Charter School Network

Youth Services of Glenview, Northbrook & Northfield
$25,000 in support of a capital campaign to build a new facility