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Inspiring Innovation, Encouraging Creativity, Enriching Education


The District 181 Foundation is dedicated to inspiring community involvement in education through programs and events that enrich the educational experience of District 181 students.


The Foundation was established in 1997 to support school initiatives that are not, or cannot be, funded by tax dollars alone. An independent, community-based, non-profit 501(c)3 consisting of an all-volunteer board, the Foundation provides grants to help teachers put their creative ideas into action, offers students seed money to carry out community service, and supports educational activities and programming. Funding is generated through special events and programs, individual donations, as well as partnerships with local businesses and other organizations.

A Message from the Superintendent:

"In Community Consolidated School District 181, our mission calls for an environment of excellence. We believe that excellence is achieved and maintained by an ongoing commitment to improvement and innovation. The Foundation shares that belief and provides above and beyond opportunities that enrich students' educational experience. By supporting our students and staff as they develop new and exciting ways to strengthen classroom learning, we are building for the future. Together with the D181 Foundation, our staff, parents and the entire community, we can continue to foster an environment in which students continue to grow and continue to succeed."

- Dr. Hector Garcia
Superintendent, Community Consolidated School District 181

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To apply for a Foundation grant, learn about projects that have been funded in the past, make a donation, or to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the D181 Foundation, contact the Foundation or visit the Foundation website at www.d181foundation.org.