K-12 Education Grant Recipients

2021

SAGA Innovations

$100,000

over two years to support SAGA Chicago Fellow Recruitment

Mikva Challenge

$25,000

to support Youth Civic Engagement Education

Civic Consulting Alliance

$10,000

to support CPS Skyline Networked Learning Community

Children First Fund, the Chicago Public Schools Foundation

$100,000

over two years to support the Financial Education Initiative

Everfi

$50,000

over two years to support Financing Higher Education Curriculum for Chicago

Junior Achievement

$100,000

over two years to support digital programming

University of Illinois

$125,000

to support computer science teacher endorsement

STEMConnector

$25,000

to support general operations

After School Matters

$20,000

to support IDEALStudent Tech Apprentice Programs

Boy Scouts of America

$20,000

to support STEM in Scouting

Chicago Learning Exchange

$20,000

to support CSforChi Ecosystem

Chicago Pre-college Science & Engineering

$20,000

to support the Summer STEM Enrichment Program

Chicago Youth Centers

$15,000

to support CYC’s Computer Science Program

ChickTech

$15,000

to support the Chicago High School Program

CPS Children First Fund

$25,000

to support CPS Esports Framework Pilot

Code Nation

$20,000

to support the Fellowship Program

Deaf Kids Code

$15,000

to support the Chicago Park District DHH Program

DePaul University

$25,000

to support DeSports 2.0, a DePaul-CPS High School program

Distinctive Schools

$15,000

to support Prairie’s Pathway to Computer Science Futures

Field Museum

$15,000

to support High School Digital Learning and Science Research

Illinois Science and Technology Institute

$25,000

to support the STEM Challenge Program

Loyola University Chicago

$15,000

to support Girls Who Code

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

$20,000

to support Startup Tech

Project Exploration

$20,000

to support CS, An Everyday Experience

Project Lead the Way

$50,000

over two years to support downstate school grants

Project Syncere

$25,000

to support E-cademy: CS for Innovators

Union League Boys and Girls Clubs

$15,000

to support Underwater Robotics

Universidad Popular

$15,000

to support We Code Juntos

We All Code

$15,000

to support South and West Side Expansion

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

$15,000

to support 3D Design and Printing

2020

Children First Fund of the Chicago Public Schools Foundation

$100,000

over two years to support the financial education programs

Children First Fund of the Chicago Public Schools Foundation

$443,000

over three years to support Computer Science 4 All and after-school computer science clubs

Christopher House

$25,000

to support Computer Science Initiatives

George W. Bush Foundation

$300,000

over three years to support the School Leadership Initiative

Greenwood Project

$25,000

to support the High School Financial Institute

Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS)

$50,000

over two years to support Expanding STEM Programming in the Charter Sector

Junior Achievement

$100,000

over two years to support the JA Whole School Program

Kids First Chicago

$100,000

over two years to support System Innovation for World Class Education

McCormick Foundation, fiscal agent for Education First

$25,000

to support the ISBE Strategic Planning Process

Northwestern University Office of Community & Education Partnerships

$125,000

over two years to support out of school CS opportunity analysis

SAGA Innovations

$100,000

over two years to support expansion of blended tutoring

STEMConnector

$100,000

over two years to support System Innovation for World Class Education

100Kin10

$50,000

over two years to support general operations

2019

Junior Achievement

$100,000

over two years to support the JA Whole School Program

Children First Fund of the Chicago Public Schools Foundation

$100,000

over two years to support financial education programs

Northwestern University Office of Community & Education Partnerships

$125,000

over two years to support out of school CS opportunity analysis

Children First Fund of the Chicago Public Schools Foundation

$443,000

over three years to support Computer Science 4 All and after-school computer science clubs

After School Matters

$25,000

to support the Techworld Apprenticeship Program

Chicago Pre-college Science & Engineering Program

$25,000

to support the Summer Enrichment STEM Program

Code Nation

$25,000

to support the Foundations Coding Course

Loyola University Chicago

$25,000

to support STEAHM

Museum of Science and Industry

$25,000

to support Fab YOUth

Project Exploration

$25,000

to support West Side STEM Learning Center

Project SYNCERE

$25,000

to support E-CADEMY Program: CS for Innovators

Kids First Chicago

$100,000

over two years to support System Innovation for World Class Education

SAGA Innovations

$100,000

over two years to support expansion of blended tutoring

STEMConnector

$50,000

over two years to support general operations

100Kin10

$50,000

over two years to support general operations

Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS)

$50,000

over two years to support Expanding STEM Programming in the Charter Sector

2018

Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS)

$25,000

to support growing the pipeline of STEM teachers

STEMConnector

$25,000

to support a STEMConnector membership

Kids First Chicago

$25,000

to support Ecosystem Innovation

ReadyNation

$50,000

to support the 2018 Global Business Summit on Early Childhood and Illinois advocacy

Communities in Schools of Chicago

$25,000

to support Lloyd Bachrach’s “Yes You Can!” program

Chicago Lawndale AMACHI Mentoring Program (LAMP)

$25,000

to support the North Lawndale STEAM Partnership Academy

TIDES Foundation/Mission Measurement

Up to $50,000

to support Chicago Informal Computer Science Programs

Illinois Science and Technology Institute

$25,000

to support the high school STEM Challenge

2017

Communities in Schools of Chicago

$30,000

to support Lloyd Bachrach’s “Yes You Can!” program

LEAP Innovations

$1,000,000

over four years to support general operations

University of Chicago Consortium on School Research

$150,000

over two years to support research in computer science learning in Chicago Public Schools

Education Pioneers

$80,000

over two years to analyze CPS CS4All student data and outcomes

Northwestern University/Digital Youth Network

$125,000

over two years to support research in computer science programs for Chicago youth

Chicago Public Education Fund

$1,000,000

over four years to support Fund 5, to make principal quality an enduring aspect of Chicago’s school improvement strategy

Genesys Works

$25,000

is awarded to support workplace development for low-income Chicago youth

Queen’s University Belfast

$192,000

over two years to support Computer Science Teacher Upskilling/Pupil Outreach

Vision 20/20

$25,000

to support 21st Century Learning Center for schools in downstate Illinois

2016

Archdiocese of Chicago

$1,000,000

over five years to support Blended Learning in schools

Genesys Works Chicago

$25,000

to support general operations

Kids First Chicago

$40,000

to support general operations

CoderDojoChi

$25,000

to support coding education for Chicago youth

George W. Bush Foundation

$300,000

over three years to support Alliance to Reform Education Leadership (AREL)

One Chance Illinois

$35,000

to support general operations

Communities in Schools of Chicago

$30,000

to support Lloyd Bachrach’s “Yes You Can!” program

Illinois State University

$25,000

to support integration of P20 Council into ESSA

University of Chicago STEM Education

$12,000

to support Computer Science Research RFP development