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 Early Childhood Education Grants
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CME Group Foundation 2017 grants

DePaul University
$200,000 over two years to support an Elementary Math Specialist Pilot

Governors State University
$200,000 over two years to support professional development in K-3 math instructional effectiveness in Chicago’s south suburbs

McKendree University
$100,000 over two years to support early math professional development in Southern Illinois rural areas

MIND Research Institute
$15,000 to support Advancing Family Math Literacy

Project Exploration
$35,000 to support Early Childhood STEM Learning in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood

STEM Connector
$25,000 to support Silver Level Membership

University of Chicago Science of Learning Center
$200,000 over two years to support research on the impact of Bedtime Math

University of Chicago STEM Education
$192,000 over two years to support an Elementary Math Specialist Pilot

University of Illinois-Chicago
$200,000 over two years to support an Elementary Math Specialist Pilot

Western Illinois University
$76,000 over two years to support early math professional development in Macomb, IL and through City Colleges, on the Northwest side of Chicago

CME Group Foundation 2016 grants

Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL)
$300,000 over three years to support School-Based Primary Grades Math Coaching

Bank Street College
$50,000 to support Math for All: Leadership Professional Development

Big Shoulders Fund
$300,000 over three years to support Deepening Capacity With Early Math Collaborative

Chicago Children’s Museum
$300,000 over three years to support Playing With Numbers

Children First Fund – Chicago Public Schools Foundation
$300,000 over three years to support Chicago Math Collaborative Expansion Project

Christopher House
$300,000 over three years to support Early Math Family Engagement

Council for a Strong America – Ready Nation
$50,000 to support Business Leaders for Early Learning

Decatur Public Schools Foundation
$255,000 over three years to support Creating Math Connections

DePaul University
$100,000 to support Elementary Math Specialist Pilot

DuPage Children’s Museum
$34,000 to support Teaching Math Right From the Start

Editorial Projects in Education
$50,000 to support Early Math Education Week

Erikson Institute
$300,000 over three years to support Mathematics All Around Me

Erikson Institute
$50,000 to support the 1st Biennial National Conference on PreK-3 Math

Golden Apple Foundation
$150,000 over three years to support Golden Apple Scholars Early Education Math Preparation

Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago
$240,000 over three years to support Early Math Initiative

New Venture Fund
$28,000 to support Early Math Initiatives Dashboard

Teach for America
$300,000 over three years to support TFA’s Impact in Early Math Education

University of Chicago – Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab
$50,000 to support M-PACT (Math for Parents and Children Together)

University of Chicago STEM Education (formerly CEMSE)
$300,000 over three years to support Expanding Math Supports in Chicago Public Schools

University of Illinois – Chicago
$300,000 over three years to support Math at Home: Math Matters

CME Group Foundation 2015 grants

Chicago Foundation for Education
$20,000 to support school- and network-based Math Study Groups for PreK-5th grade CPS teachers

MIND Research Institute
$50,000 to support Math Fair: At the Square Root of Fun!

Ounce of Prevention Fund
$75,000 to support Early Math Initiative

Teach for America
$50,000 to support the Early Childhood and Early Elementary math program

University of Chicago
$21,000 to support the Center for Elementary Math and Science Education (CEMSE)

Voices for Illinois Children
$250,000 over three years to support the “Developing Brains and Building Resiliency through Early Math: The Role of Healthcare, Childcare Providers and Families” program

CME Group Foundation 2014 Grants

Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL)
$250,000 over two years to support early math professional development through the development of Teacher Leaders and content knowledge building for coaches and principals.

Big Shoulders Fund
$100,000 over two years to support the MIND Research Institute’s ST Math program in four schools

Chicago Children’s Museum
$150,000 over two years to support the Playing with Numbers early math professional development program

Christopher House
$150,000 to over three years to support Christopher House’s early childhood math education initiatives for parents and teachers.

Decatur Public Schools Foundation
$250,000 over two years to support an early math education professional development initiative.

Erikson Institute
$250,000 over two years to support the Early Math Collaborative’s partnership with the Chicago Public Schools to develop math training materials and provide training to network facilitators.

Governors State University
$170,000 over 3 years to support the implementation of a professional development program for early childhood (ages 3 to 5) teachers to improve content knowledge and practice in teaching early math.

Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago
$100,000 over two years to support the creation and implementation of the Math Explorations project

The Ounce of Prevention Fund
$200,000 over two years to support its Early Math Initiative

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
$200,000 over three years to support an early math education professional development project.

University of Illinois at Chicago
$200,000 over two years to support the expansion, research on usage and further development of an online early math professional development site for home child care providers.

Voices for Illinois Children
$40,000 to support a report on the CME Group Foundation Early Math Education Initiative.

CME Group Foundation 2013 Grants

Christopher House
$40,000 to support early mathematics professional development for its early childhood teachers and teachers from five other organizations with whom it collaborates

Decatur Public Schools District #61 Pershing Learning Center
$15,000 to support planning a professional development program for early childhood teachers to improve content knowledge and practice in teaching early math

Governors State University
$15,000 to support planning a professional development program for early childhood teachers to improve content knowledge and practice in teaching early math

Southern Illinois Early Childhood Action Team (Rend Lake Community College, fiscal agent)
$15,000 to support planning a professional development program for early childhood teachers to improve content knowledge and practice in teaching early math

CME Group Foundation 2012 Grants

Academy of Urban School Leadership
$175,000 to support its Early Mathematics Education and Instruction Program

Chicago Children’s Museum
$110,000 to support “Playing with Numbers” teacher professional development program in five CICS elementary schools

Kohl Children’s Museum
$150,000 over two years to support completion of the Informal Math Explorations project to develop training for early childhood teachers and guidelines for the integration of Erikson’s Math Big Ideas into the Museum’s and other informal learning environments

MIND Research Institute
$35,000 to support implementation of the ST Math program at KIPP Ascend Primary Charter School

CME Group Foundation 2011 Grants

Chicago Children’s Museum
$110,000 over two years to support "Playing with Numbers" early math professional development for charter school teachers and field trips for their students

Kohl Children’s Museum
$45,000 to support the development of "Informal Math Explorations," a math-based learning program for young children

National Louis University
$456,000 over four years to support the development and implementation of Math Access for Teachers and Home Care Providers, an online professional development center for early childhood family child care providers

NORC
$200,000 over three years to support the University of Chicago’s development, validation, and dissemination of instructional strategies that advance the early math skills of children ages 3 and 4

Rush University Medical Center
$15,000 to support the development of early math education resources for the SAME Network schools

CME Group Foundation 2010 Grants

Big Shoulders Fund
$750,000 over three years in support of its Early Childhood Math Intervention Program.

Erikson Institute
$1,000,000 over four years in support of its Early Mathematics Education Project.

Ounce of Prevention Fund
$1,000,000 over four years in support of its Early Math Initiative.

CME Group Foundation 2009 Grants

Erikson Institute
$125,000 in support of its Early Mathematics Education Project.

Women’s Business Development Center
$10,000 in support of its Child Care Business Initiative program.

CME Trust 2007 Grant

Erikson Institute
$500,000 over two years in support of a professional development program for teaching mathematics in Chicago Public School early childhood classrooms

CME Trust 2006 Grants

Children’s Memorial Hospital
$1,000,000 over four years in support of an endowed directorship for Children’s Services and the Endowed Fund for Urology

Jewish Family And Child Services
$100,000 to support mental and physical health services for infants, children and youth

Lawndale Christian Health Center
$100,000 in support of mental and physical health services for infants, children and youth

Metropolis 2020
$30,000 in support of the Early Childhood Education Initiative

The Ounce of Prevention Fund
$1,000,000 over four years in support of high-quality birth to five program interventions

Rush University Medical Center
$150,000 over three years in support of the school-based programs of the Rush Neurobehavioral Center

Women’s Business Development Center
$50,000 over two years in support of the Child Care Business Program