Our Mission

CME Group Foundation strives to empower future generations through education, equipping today’s students to meet tomorrow’s challenges. They will shape the future of the world’s most important industries – including our own – so we give them the tools they need to achieve their full potential, including:

  • Ensuring disadvantaged young children are kindergarten ready as measured by the KIDS assessment;
  • Providing low-income K-12 students with computer science and financial education;
  • Using technology to personalize learning and improve outcomes for disadvantaged students; and
  • Helping low income students succeed in college and career.

About CME Trust

CME Trust was established by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) in 1969, under the direction of then-chairman, Leo Melamed, to provide financial protection to customers in the event a CME member firm became insolvent or unable to meet its obligations to its customers. CME Trust received approval to distribute its net income to public charities in 2005.