Our mission is simple.

We provide support to Catholic schools in the neediest areas of inner-city Chicago.


Big Shoulders Fund is unique in that our administrative expenses are supported by an endowment and other income which ensures that 100 percent of funds currently raised go toward programs that benefit Big Shoulders Fund schools and the students they serve. Our programs benefit the hardest working students in Chicago, providing scholarships, special education and academic programs, instructional equipment, much-needed school facility improvements, faculty support, operating grants, and much, much more.


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 The numbers speak for themselves.

20,000 students
66% of Families 050416


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