DOWNERS GROVE – Books for classroom libraries, activity monitors for elementary school P.E., books and materials for a second-grade Genius Hour and a half-sized bass for the instrumental music program were among the 16 grant requests funded by the District 58 Education Foundation for this school year, according to a press release from District 58.
Altogether the Foundation, founded in 2002, gave away more than $26,000 in grants this school year. Since its inception in 2002, the foundation has raised and distributed more than $450,000 to District 58 schools.
Funding is made possible via foundation events and programs such as Entertainment for Education, Cash for Kids and online contributions.
In addition to the annual grants, programs sponsored by the Foundation include Sneak Preview for seventh-graders, the Select 58 service and citizenship awards for eighth-graders, and the Distinguished Service Awards for staff.