The Grant Program

The Foundation's primary mission is to collect funds through various fundraising efforts during the year and use the proceeds to award grants to teachers and administrators. Each year, the Foundation solicits grant requests from fall to late January and awards grants in May/June.

It is the goal of the Education Foundation to provide funding that will allow talented professionals to utilize their abilities to the fullest extent in order to meet the challenges of educating today’s students. We invite educators, the general public, parents and students to submit proposals for consideration by the Foundation.

Since all grant requests can not be funded in a given year, special consideration will be given to innovative projects affecting the greatest number of students and to pilot programs that have the potential for expansion throughout District 303.

In 2015-16 The Foundation awarded 28 grants - a total of $38,000 to the district.

Davis Elementary Principal, Denise Liechty congratulates her staff on their Grant Awards.

Amy Kappele, Lynn Pittner, Nancy Mattson &  Meghan Madigan


Todd Tucker of East High School receives another grant award for his 3D Recycling project

from Deborah Mulrooney and Jane Combs the the President and Vice president of the Foundation.

      Physical Ed Instructor, Christopher Wilke,  with Assistant Principal, Sarah Burgess. Mr Wilke was awarded a grant of $2,600 for Bluetooth Heart Rate Sensors for Thompson M.S.