CME Group Foundation: From Cradle to Career

Making a difference in education

CME Group Foundation strives to empower future generations through education, equipping today’s students to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

2017 Impact by the Numbers

  • $5 million total giving
  • Higher Education
  • K-12 computer science and personalized learning
  • Early math education initiative


  • 2017 Awards
  • Award for High-Impact Philanthropy
  • Northern Illinois University Foundation
  • 2017 Caritas Award
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Champion Award
  • LEAP Innovations

2017 Impact

  • 2,520 Early childhood teachers received specialized training in math
  • 84% of those teachers improved their teaching practice
  • 18,000 children taught by those teachers
  • 310 CPS high-performing principals, up from 150 in 2016
  • 25 low income and minority students receiving college scholarships
  • CPS becomes 1st major urban school district to make computer science a graduation requirement through the Computer Science 4 All initiative