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For more than thirty-five years, Big Shoulders Fund has helped Chicago's children in need achieve their dreams through access to a quality, values-based education. We serve nearly 20,000 students from a vast range of ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds. Browse through our schools and see which one will be your next home.
Big Shoulders Fund supports nearly 25,000 students at 92 schools across the Chicago region and Northwest Indiana. The impact can be felt across generations of scholars who go on to graduate college at 2x the national average with Black and Hispanic alumni achieving 3-4x that. Hear from principals, scholars, parents, civic leaders, and more on the Big Shoulders Fund difference.
WHAT IS BIG SHOULDERS FUND?
We provide support to schools with demonstrated need which provide a quality, values-based education for Chicago’s children. We invite you to explore this new parent-facing website and discover which one of our schools is the best fit for you and your family. To learn more about Big Shoulders Fund as an organization, please click on "Learn More" and be directed to our main website.