Click here to see the 2019-2020 Grants Awarded

Thank you to all that applied and congratulations to those who received awards.

What We Fund

Gifts to the I.S.D. No. 197 Educational 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. All gifts to the Foundation allow for more creative ways for students to learn, supporting initiatives that range from enrichment to intervention.  

Maximizing your Gift

ISD 197 Educational Foundation is entirely volunteer driven. This means that the dollars you contribute are used for programs and people. The Foundation does not employ any paid staff at this time, so no funds will be paid to any individual for their time helping with Foundation activities. When deciding to award grants, the Foundation considers projects designed to do one or more of the following (in no particular order):

 • Projects that make a positive contribution to attaining higher student achievement.
 • Programs that have the ability to be replicated/adapted on a district-wide basis.
 • Projects that improve basic learning skills and assist students reach their potential.
 • Programs that motivate students and keep alive their eagerness to learn.

Teacher Information

Teachers, grants are due March 1, 2020. The Foundation Board will review applications in March and April. Final decisions on awards will be some time in mid-April.

Click here for the grant application.

Click here for the grant guidelines information.