We Passed a Historic Formula, Now Let’s Fully Fund It!

About Our Coalition

Illinois Must
Fully Fund Public Education

Funding Illinois’ Future (FIF) is a coalition of school districts, superintendents, parents, educators, community- and faith-based organizations focused on the goal of equitable and adequate funding for all public K-12 schools.


Needed to fully fund K-12 education in Illinois.

Our Work is Centered On:

Quality Education

Research shows that high-quality educational experiences from birth through postsecondary make a dramatic difference in individuals’ success in school, career, and life. Adequate, equitable state funding for  K-12 public schools is necessary to provide these opportunities.

Equity Imperative

Despite gains made by investments in the formula, students who are Black, Latinx, English Learners, or from low-income households are still the most likely to be in underfunded districts.

Learning Renewal

While the need was great pre-pandemic, it has only grown since the onset of COVID-19. COVID-19 has had profound effects on teaching and learning that will be felt for years to come. Supporting the academic, social-emotional, mental, and physical needs of students, families, and staff is vital to our state’s recovery and ability to build back better.

Federal Relief Funds
One-Time funds cannot and should not replace or mitigate the state’s role in funding schools through the Evidence-Based Funding formula. Federal recovery dollars are for addressing additional resources needed to respond to and recover from the pandemic and EBF funds build a foundation for long term, sustainable funding for Illinois’ students and schools.

We Need You!

Help Build an Equitable Funding Formula

With your help, we can ensure children receive the education they are deserved no matter where they live.

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Share Your Story

We’ve made significant strides because of the Evidence-Based Funding (EBF) formula and we would like to hear your story of impact.

Send a Letter

Please join us in sending a letter to your legislators and urge them to prioritize our kids in the FY24 state budget.

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Join us for a series of ongoing social media actions to show your support and share your stories of the need to prioritize investing in EBF.

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Level of Funding Adequacy 2017 vs Now

See what happens to funding for Illinois school districts as new dollars are added to the new formula. Brought to you by Advance Illinois’ Data Desk.

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Our Community Partners

The organizations listed below are members of Funding Illinois’ Future. This list is not exhaustive. FIF is proud to have hundreds of additional community members not listed below.

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