Standing Foundation Committees that identify needs and develop
proposals to address them include:
•Science & Technology
Foundation Grants in the above areas support cutting edge, creative projects that facilitate
instruction and are not normally funded within school budgets. These grants must:
•Meet the mission of the Foundation
•Support State Standards in Education
District 300 Curricula
•Reach out to a particular population of students
across the entire district, (i.e. all speech therapy students, all high school biology classes, all early elementary readers, etc.)
The standing committees consist of at least one member of the Foundation
Board of Trustees and a representative group of educators from across the school district who identify needs within the district. The
standing committee team members work together to prepare Foundation large grant proposals to address these needs.
These "Large Grant requests", on a standardized form provided by the Foundation, are submitted by the standing committee team to
the Foundation Projects Committee, which in turn, reviews them to see that they meet the above criteria. The Board of Trustees
gives final consideration to the Large Project Grants in April.