Make a Difference

The I.S.D. No. 197 Educational Foundation raises funds through grants and private donations to enhance educational programming within the District. There are many different ways to make a gift to the Foundation. Some donations take place in the present while other donations like bequests and life insurance fall into the category of planned gifts. Depending on the type of gift, there are different tax and estate planning implications. Or, perhaps you'd be willing to organize a fundraiser of your own.

Regardless of what you give or how you give it, you will have the knowledge that your generosity is an investment in our future. Read more about your options by clicking on the links below.

Outright Gifts

  • Gifts of Cash
  • Gifts of Securities
  • Tribute Gifts
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Matching Gifts
  • Payroll Deduction

Planned Gifts

  • Gifts by Will or Living Trust
  • Gifts of Insurance
  • Gifts of Retirement Plans
  • Gifts of Personal Property

Friends of the Foundation

  • Host a Fundraising Activity
  • Use Your Connections

Gifts of Time

  • Volunteer
  • Schools