Foundation Grants

Foundation Grants


The 112 Education Foundation provides District 112 teachers annual Foundation Grants to support creative and innovative enrichment projects. Think of Foundation Grants as District 112’s Education Laboratory, an opportunity to explore ideas, methods and materials that will enhance student experiences in school.  Teachers may apply for a grant individually or as a group.

In 2017-2018, the Foundation has funded more than $41,000 in creative and innovative grant programs (2017-2018-foundation-grant-descriptions) in the NSSD112 schools, benefiting hundreds of students.   We look forward to approving more grants for the 2018-2019 school year in the spring.

Click here for a video showcasing some of the amazing grant programs from 2015-16.


Teachers may apply for a grants individually or as a group, and teachers may apply for multiple grants. A committee of Foundation trustees, with assistance from district administrators, reviews each grant application.  All applicants receive written notification regarding their grant request.

Our Grant Committee reviews applications submitted in October and April each year.

2017-2018 Grant Rubric


  • Specific, actionable, and measurable objectives
  • Creative and innovative approach to learning
  • Significant student impact
  • Project supports interdisciplinary learning
  • Reasonable and detailed budget proposal
  • Only available to North Shore School District 112 Faculty


  • The Foundation is unable to compensate for teachers’ time or training.
  • Funds for refreshments and/or parties are not permitted.
  • Requests for resources readily available in school libraries or in District will not be considered.
  • Only 1 Field Trip per school can be granted
  • Technology (hardware and software) requests must be aligned with the District Technology Plan and Common Core Standards.  Please contact John Petzke, CTO with questions  ( )

Spring 2018 Grant Application

Spring grant applications are due Thursday, May 31 at 5pm.  No late applications will be accepted.

Updated Foundation Grant Reimbursement Procedures

Foundation Grant Evaluation






2017-2018 Foundation Grant Descriptions

2016-2017 Foundation Grant Descriptions

2015-2016 Foundation Grant Descriptions

2014-2015 Grant Summaries

Grant winners 2013-2014

2012-2013 Foundation Grant Winners

2011-2012 Opportunity Grant Winners

2010-2011 Opportunity Grant Winners

2009-2010 Opportunity Grant Winners

2008-2009 Opportunity Grant Winners

2007-2008 Opportunity Grant Winners

2005-2006 Opportunity Grant Winners

2004-2005 Opportunity Grant Winners

2003-2004 Opportunity Grant Winners

2002-2003 Opportunity Grant Winners