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CME Group Foundation works to advance the economy by supporting education from cradle to career, primarily in the Chicago region. 

The Foundation partners with universities, school districts, charter networks, and non-profit organizations that work to ensure at risk young children are prepared for kindergarten, provide effective K-12 education to prepare disadvantaged students for success in college and career, prepare university students for careers in financial services and risk management, and conduct academic research in areas that advance derivatives knowledge and best practices

In 2014, the foundation made $3.1 million in grants including payments of previous multi-year commitments.

Snapshot of Giving for 2015
    • Early Math Education Initiative
    • Early Math Education Initiative In October 2010, the Foundation announced a multi-million dollar, multi-year Early Math Education Initiative to enable young children from low income communities to become proficient at mathematics at the appropriate grade or developmental level. The Foundation will continue the Early Math Education Initiative through 2018.
    • K-12 Education Priorities
    • K-12 Education Priorities To provide effective K-12 education that prepares disadvantaged students for success in college and career, the Foundation focuses its support on the use of innovative technology to improve student outcomes and launching a K-12 Coding and Computer Science Education initiative for 2014 through 2018.
    • Preparation of Students for Careers in Financial Services
    • Preparation of Students for Careers in Financial Services CME Group Foundation believes that undergraduate and graduate students preparing for careers in financial services industries need a deep understanding of the futures and derivatives field and its uses in risk management, as well as well-developed quantitative skills. The Foundation also believes that computer science students preparing for careers in financial services need coursework in this area too.

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