CFF operates both with and within CPS, and serves as the fiscal sponsor for external donations. CFF proactively engages partnerships and external resources, facilitating support and raising funds, maximizing impact for supporters of Chicago's students, and advancing equity across the district.
CFF’s Compassion Fund secures and distributes funding and in-kind resources for direct-to-school, student and family support. Priority fundraising areas also include CPS Vision strategic initiatives and system-level efforts. A small, lean team of relationship managers, grant developers, and partnership experts, CFF supports an array of schools, departments, and strategic initiatives across CPS.
To learn more, visit our Children First Fund website or follow us on social media @ChiFirstFund.