Funding Priorities

Funding Priorities

D51 Foundation Funding priorities are evaluated annually by the Board of Directors. The current funding priorities are to provide professional learning for D51 staff to grow students academically, invest in technology and innovation for our schools, and support student and staff wellness. 

Technology and Innovation


Generous D51F donors along with voters approving the 2017 mill/bond helped us accomplish our goal of achieving a 1:1 ratio of students to Chromebooks. Thank you for your support!


The D51 Foundation continues to support technology for students with an annual contribution of $35,000 to provide 21st Century Digital Classrooms that help our students stay competitive by providing cutting edge technology that enhances learning both inside and outside the classroom.


D51F also provides annual financial support for the growing D51 STEM program. 


This year, the D51F Board of Directors approved funding for an annual technology grant available to staff in D51.

Professional Learning


The D51 Foundation offers Professional Learning Grants twice each year. These grants provide funds to educators in D51 to pursue professional learning opportunities. To date, D51F has donated over $110,000 in grants to more than 258 staff members in D51 for professional learning.  


D51F also contributes $20,000 annually to fund the D51 Summer Institute for Teacher Professional Learning.


D51F provides additional funding throughout the school year to support teacher in-service and leadership academy trainings.

Staff & Student Wellness 

This newest funding priority adopted by the board of directors in 2023 will fund projects that support the overall wellness of D51 staff and students. 

D51 Foundation donated $35,000 to go toward an Engaging Schools Training for secondary staff that will make a positive impact to over 10,000 D51 secondary students. The Engaging Schools Training has made a significant difference in the schools where it has been implemented specifically with improved academic achievement, healthier social and emotional development, increased postsecondary access and success, and more participation in and contributions by students to their communities and our democracy.