ISD197 Educational Foundation

ISD197 Educational Foundation

Foundation gives $25,000 to district libraries

The ISD197 Educational Foundation Board is excited to announce that the Foundation is making a sizable donation to all of the libraries in the district.  The money will be available for each of the school libraries (elementary, middle high school and early learning) to purchase books.  

Grant Application information for district staff

The foundation is now accepting grant applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Applications are due March 1, 2022 and the board will make decisions by mid-April 2022.

Click here for the grant application.

Click here for grant guidelines information.


The I.S.D. 197 Education Foundation supports educational opportunities that help our learners build successful lives.  We do so by seeking additional resources that will enable our teachers to consider new avenues to improve and enhance learning throughout the district.  We allow more imaginative and creative ways for students to learn by generating financial support for programs, equipment, and projects that promote and enhance excellence in our schools.

Who We Are

We are parents, teachers and community members united to invest in educational opportunities that promise the brightest possible future for Independent School District 197 students. 

What We Fund

Gifts to the I.S.D. No. 197 Education Foundation serve the interests of more than 4,600 students who attend its public schools. Our goal is to raise funds for programs and activities not funded through customary public funding.