What We Fund
The Chicago Teachers Union Foundation’s overarching goal is to create an ecosystem of grantees, educators, students, and community stakeholders 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 encourage community partnerships and value programs that are strategic, creative, and inclusive in their community programming that supports public education.
Core Funding 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.
- Teacher Development – By Invitation Only.
Award Amount: $5,000 up to $150,000
NOTE: The Chicago Teachers Union Foundation does not fund organizations beyond three consecutive years. An organization funded by the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation for three consecutive years is automatically ineligible to receive funding in year 4. The organization must wait for one year to reapply.