A transformative gift for our Northwest Indiana network has been announced!

Our mission is simple.

We provide support to schools with demonstrated need which provide a quality,
values-based education for Chicago and Northwest Indiana’s children.

Big Shoulders Fund is unique in that our administrative expenses are supported by an endowment and other income. One hundred percent of funds currently raised support four major areas – scholarships and enrichment, operational improvements, academic programs, and leadership development – with the goal of not just strengthening schools, but whole communities, and preparing students for life-long success.

The numbers speak for themselves.

20,000 students
66% of Families 050416

Program Highlights