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IPEF Grant Resources

IPEF Grants
We encourage District 204 staff to apply for an IPEF Grant during our fall and spring grant application cycles.

September 1 – October 13, 2017
March 1 – April 13, 2017

IPEF Grant Workshop
Join us for our fall grant workshop for tips on what the selection committee looks for and how to increase your chances of getting funding.

September 19, 2017
4:15-5pm at the Crouse Education Center, B7
Register to attend by September 14, 2017.

Other Funding Sources
Each year the IPEF receives grant requests that exceed the amount of available funding.  If you don’t receive an IPEF grant or your idea is something that does not fit our criteria, we encourage you to look at other funding sources.  Below you’ll find a list of Foundations that have funded projects in District 204 schools.  

Meemic Foundation
The Meemic Foundation offers grants for a variety of school and classroom projects.  The online form may be submitted multiple times each year.  Joining their free Foundation Club provides additional opportunities for educators.
Contact Dwain Ackerman or Robin Adamchik at Meemic Insurance, 630-791-8118 for more details.

2016 District 204 Meemic Foundation Grant Recipients 
Gombert Elementary, Jeremy Ricken – STEM Coding Project

Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Literacy Fund

The Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund for Literacy awards grants to individual educators or entire schools to promote a deeper understanding of literacy and provide enriched literacy opportunities for the learners within the Naperville community.

2016-17 District 204 Jeanine Nicarico Grant Recipients
Brookdale Elementary – Music & Literacy
Metea Valley High School – Summer Bridge Program
Waubonsie Valley High School – Summer Bridge Program

Dart Foundation
The Dart Foundation supports projects with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as well as career and technical training in the skilled trades.  The next grant application period for our area begins November 1, 2017.

Ecolab Foundation
The Ecolab Foundation awards grants that focus on Youth & Education within regional locations where they are located.  Generally grants awarded range from $500-$5000.  Note the Fall deadline is September 1, 2017.

2017 District 204 Ecolab Grant Recipients
Patterson Elementary, Dawn Maly – $2899
May Watts Elementary, Tracy Benyo – $949
Owen Elementary, Michael Schuh – $341

Please let us know if you have received a grant from one of these or another organization.

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