Grants for District 204 Staff
Our Mission and History
In partnership with Indian Prairie School District 204, the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation (IPEF) enriches education for students by enhancing their academic, artistic, emotional and physical needs.
Since 1988, IPEF’s Grant program has provided more than $800,000 in funding to support more than 800 projects encompassing all grade levels.
Watch our 2016 Celebration Tour to get an idea of some of the projects we have supported.
The goal of the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation (IPEF) is to actively support District 204 educators by funding grants that encourage staff to think outside-the-box, developing innovative and creative educational experiences for students. We anticipate funding approximately $50,000 in grants in the current school year.
How to apply for a Grant
- Complete the application. Be sure to address all required sections, providing as much detail and specific information as possible.
- Provide supporting documentation (website links, pdf’s, photos, etc.) that may provide a better understanding of your request.
- Review your grant idea with your principal/department chair and obtain their approval for the project. Your project must be approved for it to be considered.
- Submit your application.
Note: Requests over $2000 may require additional information and/or a presentation.
All technology requests will be reviewed by district administration. Requests for equipment that is already available through the district, cannot be supported by the district or does not demonstrate enrichment opportunities that fit grant criteria will not be considered.
There will be two application periods each school year.
Applications for projects in 2017-18 can be submitted from September 1 – October 13, 2017. See Application Guidelines for additional information.