Chicago Teachers Union Foundation invests in community-based organizations that further its mission “to strengthen education and advocate for school initiatives by building strategic alliances and partnerships that reflect and echo Chicago communities.” Our partners have an opportunity to create programs and/or support the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation overarching goals, which is to create an ecosystem of grantees, educators, students, and community stakeholders in our efforts for a better Chicago through one or more of our four thematic areas, Public Education, Restorative Justice, Societal Values, and Professional Development for public school educators. We value community programs that are strategic, creative, and inclusive in their community programming that supports public education on variable tiers.
Funding Core Areas
Public Education – Organizations that offer systematic processes to ask and answer the most critical confronting public education.
- Restorative Practices in Schools – Programs and activities that seek to end policies and practices that push our nation’s schoolchildren, especially our most vulnerable children, out of classrooms and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
- Societal Values – Programs and activities that promote a just and fair society by challenging injustice and valuing diversity.
- Professional Development for public school educators – By Invitation Only.