Small Grants


CFE's 2014-15 Small Grant Application is NOW OPEN! Apply online by Monday, November 3rd.



Chicago Foundation for Education Small Grants fund the implementation of classroom and school-wide curricular projects that respond to the specific academic, social, and emotional needs of a student population. Grants of up to $600 are available to fund books, supplies, materials, field trips, or any other items that will deepen student engagement and promote active learning. Each application is evaluated by a minimum of three CFE volunteers who use a common rubric to assess how the teachers determined student needs.


Sample Small Grant Projects / Recent Winners

Congratulations to the 322 teachers across 169 CPS schools who earned 287 grants of up to $600 each. Recent titles of winnng projects include:

  • Building Perserverance in Mathematics – Concepcion Valenzuela (Gary ES)
  • CSI Chicago: Forensic Science Edition – Sheena Walker (Fort Dearborn Arts ES)
  • Nonfiction Reading: Expository Texts – Mary Lyons (Saucedo Math & Science ES)


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