What We Fund


FoWY funds student and teacher-requested projects for clubs, athletic teams, fine & performing arts and department needs. In addition, FoWY funds a number of projects requested by Whitney Young administration. All are projects not funded by CPS.

So far in the 2018/19 academic year, FoWY as provided essential resources that help ensure a high-quality educational experience for all 2200 Whitney Young students. Some of these projects include polarizing microscopes for 7th grade Environmental Science, registration fees for Guys & Dolls, literacy software support for English Language Learners, new chamber music for Whitney Young Bands, power towers for the swimming pool, funding for the Anti-Bias workshop, and a lighting console for the Whitney Young Auditorium. You can see a full list here. We will continue to provide updates as we continue through the school year and fund additional projects.

All of this support is made possible through the generosity of the Whitney Young community – parents, alumni, teachers and friends of Whitney Young. Thank you. You have made a difference.

2018-2019 Grant Funding Impact and 2019-2020 School Year To Date
2017-2018 Grant Funding Impact
2016-2017 Grant Funding Impact
2015-2016 Grant Funding Impact

In spite of our best efforts, there were many programs that were only partially funded. Your support will enrich the lives of every Whitney Young student.