Our Mission:

It shall be the mission of the Spirit of 67 Foundation to raise funds and acquire resources to provide enriching, educational and cultural experiences for the students, parents, faculty and staff of Lake Forest School District 67 that might not otherwise be provided.

Grant Season is approaching!


Click HERE for the 2023-2024 Grant Application.

Completed Grant Applications are due Thursday, February 9th by 3 PM and applicants will be notified by mid-April, 2023.


The Spirit of 67 Foundation has funded over 735 grants totaling over $6 Million since it was founded in 1985, supporting a broad spectrum of academic interests.  Major funding has been provided every subject area as well as grants supporting STEAM, Social & Emotional Learning and other Miscellaneous applications.

We thank you for submitting grant applications and implementing the grants each year.  Your commitment to The Spirit makes all the difference and we encourage you to again shoot for the moon.   To help get you started thinking about your ideas, take a look at recently awarded grants from the past few years on the GRANTS page.



Thank you the 71.7% of District Families who have donated to the Spirit's 2023-2024 general campaign

AND to our Partners in Education:

The Annual Crosstown Challenge is on!

Each school campus will win $1,000 in grant money to be used on a school initiative or need that fits within the Spirit of 67's mission if the participation goal set at the beginning of the school year is met.  A holiday bonus of $500 per campus will be awarded if the goal is reached by December 31st. 

Cherokee won the Crosstown Challenge Trophy for School Year 2021-2022 by having the highest overall family participation by Grant Day 2022. Will your school win this year?  The Crosstown Challenge for 2022-23 ends April 20, 2023.  The school with the highest participation at that time will win the contest and have their school's name engraved on the perpetual trophy plaque and will also win a popsicle party to be enjoyed by the student community in the spring.  

Where does your school stand?

Check if you are on the list!