Big Shoulders Fund provides support to Catholic schools in the neediest areas of Chicago’s inner city. Its administrative expenses are supported by an endowment and other income, ensuring that 100 percent of funds currently raised go toward programs that benefit Big Shoulders Fund schools and the students they serve. The programs benefit the hardest working students in Chicago, providing scholarships, special education and academic programs, instructional equipment, much-needed school facility improvements, faculty support, operating grants, and much, much more.