Chicago Foundation for Education

Founded in 1985 by Joyce Rumsfeld and a small group of concerned citizens, the Chicago Foundation for Education (CFE) has invested more than 20 years in teachers to improve and enhance the education of Chicago’s public elementary students. Over two decades later, CFE works closely with teachers and the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to align our core initiatives with CPS priorities and ensure that our programs directly reflect the needs of elementary school teachers. In addition to honoring exceptional teaching, CFE programs nurture the growth and development of teachers at every stage of their career. Our programs play a pivotal role in increasing student achievement by creating authentic peer networks that develop the leadership of exemplary teachers to assist their colleagues in improving instruction.

One North LaSalle Street, Ste. 1675
Chicago, IL 60602

312-670-2029 fax

For local information on the Fund for Teachers grant process, contact the Chicago Foundation for Education at 312-670-2323 or