Our Mission

Our Mission

The mission of the Children First Fund is to promote the growth and success of Chicago Public Schools through philanthropy and partnerships. We serve as a knowledge hub and liaison between CPS and its community of partners, including businesses, foundations, and individuals. By matching resources provided by external donors and partners with the students, schools, and staff that need them most, CFF maximizes the impact of CPS’ partnerships and advances the CPS Vision.

Children First Fund is committed to:

Being a trusted, independent arm to ensure fidelity of investments and implementation.

Publicly celebrating partners’ impact on CPS.

Elevating the needs of CPS schools, educators, and families.

Identifying and communicating CPS’s most urgent needs to partners.

Finding new ways to strike meaningful, mutually beneficial partnerships.

Make a Difference.

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