District 67 schools are fortunate to have talented staff, parents and students who think BIG! We encourage anyone with an innovative idea that fills a need and is supported by the school administration, to submit a grant.
All grant applications are reviewed by the Grants Committee prior to being presented to the entire Spirit of 67 Foundation Board for approval. The committee is made up of board members and includes parents from all of the District 67 schools as well as a Board of Education representative and a District 67 representative.
The review process is interactive with most grant applicants being contacted by the committee with questions and requests for further information. Decisions are based on the merits of the grant application, the match between the grant and the mission of the foundation as well as the inability to get funding within the school budget.
THE FOUNDER’S GRANT FUND
The Founder’s Grant fund has been created, in recognition of our founding president, Dorothy Chantler, and the founding members of the Spirit of 67. The fund has been established to address time sensitive and important opportunities outside of our normal grant cycle. Anyone may apply for a grant from this fund, but the requests must be under $1,000 and must be time sensitive. Each of the five District 67 schools will have access to a total of $2,000 per building. All other grant requests should be submitted through the regular process / cycle. Each request will be evaluated by the building principal and the Grants Committee to ensure that they meet the goals of our Spirit of 67 Foundation mission.
Grant Applications Deadline