Give The Gift of Learning

Give an end of the year gift to help enhance and enrich the educational experience of more than 3,900 children in our community.


When planning your end of the year giving to charitable organizations, please consider making a difference in the lives of more than 3,900 students in our community by making a tax deductible contribution to the D46 Foundation. The Foundation is a qualified 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization and is governed by a volunteer board of directors, dedicated to the mission of enriching and enhancing the educational experience offered to every child in every D46 school. We are eligible to receive matching gifts from employers who participate in employer match programs.

In the last eighteen months since our revitalization, the Education Foundation has accomplished the following:

  • Sponsoring and coordinating a district-wide Destination ImagiNation program now offered to all D46 students
  • Developing the first Academic Enrichment Scholarship Fund to support family costs of participation in Science Olympiad and Scholastic Bowl
  • Supporting the district’s costs of the Hovercraft Project for students on the free & reduced lunch program so that the program could be expanded to reach ALL students in fifth grade


In January of 2013, our classroom mini-grant program will begin to provide funds to support teacher and staff initiatives for new and innovative programs. We are also working with the administration to set goals for adding more iPads to our schools.

There are many ways to give! Donate by check using this downloadable form or donate online by visiting our website. You can also donate your American Express rewards points by visiting our website and it won’t cost you a dime! The Foundation receives $10 for every 1,000 points donated by cardholders. If your employer offers an employer match program, this is the most powerful way to give. Many employers will match your donation dollar for dollar while Grainger will make a 3:1 matching gift! Individuals  and businesses who make a donation of $100 or more have the opportunity to be recognized on our website as Friends of the Foundation.

Thank you in advance for being our partner and for investing in the future of our children!

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