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Foundation for Excellence in Education Grant

The District 100 Foundation for Excellence in Education funds a grant process for opportunities that enrich the educational experiences of District 100 students.

Applications are due by the close of the last working day of April, recipients are announced in the spring, programs are completed during the following school year, and an account of expenses is made to the Foundation prior to the next grant cycle. The Foundation reviews this information which includes an evaluation of the completed project, issues a “Report to the Community” and authorizes reimbursement of the expended funds to the District.  

Examples of programs and initiatives which guide the Foundation in the allocation of funds:

  • Visiting artists including authors, performers, scientists, technologists, and craftsmen. 

  • Special programs, after-school clubs and activities for students, parents, and community which are focused on topics with recognized speakers and resources. 

  • Programs and activities which may include after-school and summer programs focusing on student enrichment in science, writing, the arts, and vocational areas. 

  • Professional development opportunities for staff which will enhance the art of creative teaching, instructional strategies, and technologies. 

  • Programs and activities which promote, create, and foster an awareness and concern for environmental, community, and societal issues. 

  • Programs and activities aimed at fostering the understanding and sharing of diversity.

More information is available on the Grant Application.  All applications must be submitted by April 30, 2024.


Grant Recipients

For the 2023-2024 school year, the Foundation has awarded $23,279 for the following grants:

Name of Grant School Amount
Opera for the Young All Elementary $3,000
Guest Artist: Kroseczka Central Middle School $2,500
Caledonia Celebrates Reading Caledonia Elementary $2,500
Outdoor Classroom Caledonia Elementary $2,300
Wellness Space Everest $1,791
Fifth Grade Art Festival - Boone County Arts Council All Elementary $2,000
Washington Reads Washington Academy $2,500
Battle for the Books Meehan Elementary $1,400
Meehan Mustang Math & Movement Meehan Elementary $2,288
Back to School in Style All Elementary $3,000


In addition, six grants applications totaling $9,700 have been privately funded:

Name of Grant School Amount Funded By
Future Architects Caledonia & Perry Elementary $900

Ollman Ernest Martin Architecture & Engineers

More than Peach All Elementary $500 Ollman Ernest Martin Architecture & Engineers
Guest Artists: Krosoczka Central Middle School $1,000 John Maville in memory of Arnold & Dorothy Maville
Building Relationships with our Students Districtwide $3,800 Maureen Koteles in memory of John P. O’Leary
Musical Instruments for Mariachi Music Central Middle School $2,000 Frederick Simon Trust
Golf: Make It Easy to Try All High School and Middle School $1,500 John Maville in memory of Cindy Maville