Big Shoulders Fund SGO

Big Shoulders Fund has a 30-year history of supporting schools through four key areas: scholarship and student achievement, leadership development, academic programming, and operational improvements. Through our existing scholarship program, we are the largest private k-12 scholarship program in Illinois.

In 2017, Big Shoulders Fund was approved by the state of Illinois as a Scholarship Granting Organization for the new Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program, made possible by the Illinois Invest in Kids Act.

“Neighborhoods and school communities may change over time, but the mission to ensure high quality, values-based educational options are available to all is a constant.”
— Big Shoulders Fund President and CEO Josh Hale