Each year, the D51 Foundation uses proceeds from its White Iced Celebration and other fundraising efforts to fund specific needs in School District 51. Since 2018, the D51 Foundation has donated over $125,000 to 311 D51 staff members for professional learning.
Applications are accepted twice per year; deadlines are February 15 and August 31.
These grants provide K-12 students with financial need the support to allow them to pursue extracurricular activities. Since the beginning of 2020, approximately $20,300 has been granted to 241 students.
This grant fund was created by the family of Karl Bloom who passed away last year. Karl’s life was an example to so many people about how to give back to your community. He was a dedicated local volunteer in Scouting, HOSA, and a band parent.
The 9th Round of Bloom Where You Are Planted Grants will be open September 11-October 20, 2023.
In 2023 the D51F Board of Directors approved funding for an annual Technology & Innovation Grant available to staff in D51. This grant is in addition to D51F’s ongoing support of 21st Century Classrooms and D51 STEM. One grant cycle will be available each school year to fund projects that support technology and innovation in D51.
The 1st Round of Technology & Innovation Grants will be open October 9-November 10, 2023.
In 2023, the D51 Board of Directors approved funding for an annual Student & Staff Wellness Grant as part of the newly approved Student and Staff Wellness Funding Priority. One grant cycle will be available each year to fund projects that support the overall wellness of D51 staff and students.
The 1st Round of Student & Staff Wellness Grants will be open February 26 – March 29, 2024.