A BETTER WAY

A Better Chicago uses an innovative approach to dramatically improve educational opportunities for low-income Chicagoans. We harness best practices from the private sector to strengthen and scale Chicago's most effective education nonprofits. 

 

How it works

 
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it starts with you

You believe that everyone deserves access to a quality education, and you decide to do something about it. You donate to A Better Chicago because we are a trusted partner that has a legit plan to seriously improve Chicago's education outcomes. Plus, 100% of your donation goes to directly to impact.

we search for the best

We scour the region for the best educational nonprofits.  We look at their effectiveness, leadership, finances, operations and scalability. We do the homework for you. When we invest, we provide funding and management support, all tailored to helping the best nonprofits maximize their impact.

Unlock
potential

Our investments unlock the potential in our region’s most effective nonprofits. Thanks to our help, they open new schools, improve existing schools and serve even more people in need. Together, we increase their impact, build momentum and plan for the future.

CREATE OPPORTUNITY

By helping Chicago's best nonprofits to grow, we are enabling more low-income, at-risk students to gain the education, skills and opportunity to proudly stand on their own two feet. This helps to break the cycle of poverty and contributes to a stronger economy and safer communities, benefiting us all.

 

HOW WE'RE DIFFERENT

 
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DILIGENCE

We do the homework for you and only invest in the most effective nonprofits

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VALUE ADD

We invest financial and intellectual capital to help our nonprofits succeed

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results

We carefully track our portfolio's performance and share results 

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100% IMPACT

Every dollar donated is invested directly in Chicago's best nonprofits

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