EIN 36-3490557

Big Shoulders Fund

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
56
Year formed
1986
Most recent tax filings
2020-06
Description
Big Shoulders Fund's mission is to provide support to Catholic schools in the neediest areas of inner-city Chicago.

Program areas at Big Shoulders Fund

Student Scholarship Programs: Administered over 82 distinct scholarship programs that include mentoring, enrichment and other support activities. 4,751 scholarships were awarded to 4,536 students at 147 elementary and high schools to enable them to attend non-public schools.
Academic Enrichment and Leadership Development: Big Shoulders administers over 25 ongoing programs in 92 schools involving over 600 teachers and administrators to improve instruction and learning through leadership and professional development, professional learning communities and access to high quality curricula with focus on math, science, civics, and literacy. Provide a variety of other needed capital and programmatic support to ensure a safe, effective learning environment for nearly 26,000 students through ongoing enrichment programs including a science and leadership camp, afterschool programs, summer programs, and other opportunities for students.
School operations: Distributed operating and capital grants to multiple schools in an effort to prevent school closures; also assisted schools in improving marketing/recruiting, building new external funding sources, improving school business operations, etc.

Form 990s for Big Shoulders Fund

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-062020-09-16990View PDF
2018-062019-07-05990View PDF
2017-062018-08-02990View PDF
2016-062017-06-16990View PDF
2015-062016-06-09990View PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s

Who funds Big Shoulders Fund

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Patrick G and Shirley W Ryan FoundationGeneral Charitable Operations$800,000
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...and 82 more grants received

Grants made by Big Shoulders Fund

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
St Francis de Sales High SchoolOp PP DDG$981,382
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...and 45 more grants made

Financials for Big Shoulders Fund

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$31,186,076
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$623,372
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-67,262
Net income from fundraising events$-12,278
Net income from gaming activities$40,800
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$31,770,708

Personnel at Big Shoulders Fund

NameTitleCompensation
Joshua HalePresident and Chief Executive Officer$517,916
Malcolm DouglasChief Financial Officer$203,951
Michaela MetzgerSenior Director, Strategy and Communication$123,449
 Subscribe to viewDrozda Senior Director, Philanthropy, Partnerships, and Engagement$160,541
 Subscribe to viewSenior Director , People and Leadership$128,117
...and 13 more key personnel

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OrganizationLocationRevenue
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YRF DarcaNew York, NY$9,621,482
Inner City Scholarship FundNew York, NY$50,307,521
Children's Scholarship Fund (CSF)New York, NY$27,592,882
Stony Brook FoundationStony Brook, NY$75,975,483
University of Virginia Alumni AssociationCharlottesville, VA$53,337,163
The Red Sox FoundationBoston, MA$10,342,907
NDSU Foundation NDSU Foundation and Alumni AssociationFargo, ND$103,753,830
Jewish Federation of Greater PittsburghPittsburgh, PA$52,160,575
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State UniversitySan Jose, CA$27,044,574
University of New Mexico FoundationAlbuquerque, NM$43,621,942
Missouri State University Foundation (MSU)Springfield, MO$30,830,680
North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF)Raleigh, NC$74,052,915
Saint Louis Chess ClubSt Louis, MO$15,096,458
University of South Dakota Foundation (USDF)Vermillion, SD$28,430,716
United States Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and FoundationKings Point, NY$8,368,938
UND Alumni Association and FoundationGrand Forks, ND$55,226,015
Southeast Missouri University FoundationCape Girardeau, MO$7,971,030
Take Stock in Children (TSIC)Fort Lauderdale, FL$8,338,123
A Precious ChildBroomfield, CO$18,631,051
American Associates Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU)New York, NY$46,830,161
West Point Association of GraduatesWest Point, NY$75,459,448
Children of Fallen Patriots FoundationDulles, VA$14,263,021
Hispanic Scholarship FundGardena, CA$55,255,602
Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$31,770,708
2020
Yearly growth
-18.8%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$33,216,976
2020
Yearly growth
25.7%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$91,302,966
2020
Yearly growth
1.5%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
56
2020
Yearly growth
3.7%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
212 W Van Buren Street 900
Chicago, IL 60607
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Website URL
bigshouldersfund.org 
Phone
(312) 751-8337
Facebook page
BigShouldersFund 
Twitter profile
@bigshoulderschi 
IRS details
EIN
36-3490557
Fiscal year end
June
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1986
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
B12: Education Fund Raising and Fund Distribution
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
Parent/child status
Independent