We are passionate about results. Our team works tirelessly so that every dollar we raise has the maximum possible impact. And we openly share our performance because we believe in accountability. It's part of how we are transforming philanthropy. 


Impact on OUR community



Grantees selected through rigorous due diligence


Dollars of value delivered
to our grantees


Lives impacted by schools and programs in our portfolio


Donors engaged in impacting education in Chicago

Information as of October 2018

Want to dig deeper?

A Better Chicago has developed a dashboard to track our portfolio’s performance on key student achievement metrics. Our current dashboard compares our 2025 portfolio targets to Chicago and national actual performance.

Download our performance dashboard

And, be sure to check out our portfolio page, where we share performance data on all of our grantees.


Transparency is important to A Better Chicago. We provide links to all our annual investor reports, Form 990s and audited financials.

See our reports