Funding Initiatives

Primary areas of Foundation support:

  • maximum access to school programs
  • fine arts
  • science and technology
  • educational innovation
  • environmental issues
  • student and staff wellness
  • leadership development

Planned initiatives:

The Foundation seeks funds to supplement District 225’s educational programs in three areas:

  1. Technology, to help provide technological resources for all students to participate fully in the digital learning environment of the 21st century.
  2. Social engagement, to ensure that all students have financial resources to engage with other students and staff through clubs, teams, performing groups, and other activities.
  3. High school readiness, to assist at-risk students through academic support, skill-building, leadership development, and target guidance and mentoring.

Currently funded initiatives:

Innovation Grants (awarded 2009-2010/2010-2011)

  • Support for EKG testing at GBN and GBS.
  • Sponsorship of GBS German-American Exchange Program participant.
  • Technology to enable GBN and GBS debate teams to go “paperless”.
  • Scholarships for selected students to attend GBS Latino Summit.
  • Support  of GBN-GBS “Foodstock” can collection project to be included in Guinness Funding to train 150 GBN and GBS students as academic tutors.
  • Support of GBS vegetable garden, with food donations to Northfield Township pantry.
  • Funding for joint GBN-GBS Special Olympics volleyball, basketball, track, and soccer teams.

Major Scholarships

  • Four $1000 college scholarships awarded in 2010 to two GBN and two GBS seniors.