Supporting excellence in teaching.


Through generous community support, we’re able to provide $2,500 in grants each year that support excellence in teaching. 

The grants application process is open from Friday, September 21st through Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 and all district employees are eligible to apply for a grant.  These grants request can range from $1-$500 and nominees can apply for partial funding.  Grants applications must align with one or more of the following goals outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan:

Student Success

  • Provide Appropriate Rigor for Students

  • Engages students in experiential Learning Opportunities

  • Ensures a balanced assessment system to support the portrait of a learner

Community of Learners

  • Create Personalized learning opportunities to address each students’ unique needs, interests and aptitudes

  • Provide the support, education, and skills to educators to be able to implement personalized learning

  • Improve student access to technology and instructions to support student learning

Partnership with Home and Community

  • Continue to cultivate partnerships with the community to provide students opportunities to explore interests and develop citizenship

  • Enhance communication with parents to include district initiatives and financial transparency

  • Winners will be notified through surprise announcement the week of November 12 – 16, 2018 in conjunction with American Education Week.

To learn more about the requirements, view the Grants rubric and view a sample application click here

About the selection process:
Once all applications have been received, a committee comprised of representatives from Yorkville district auxiliary groups, and community members will evaluate each application based on a rubric score and select top grant awards. All applicants will receive feedback on their grants ideas.  Winners will be notified through a surprise announcement the week of November 12 – 16, 2018 in conjunction with American Education Week. 

Last Year’s Grants Winners
Last year Yorkville Educational Foundation received 22 applications from each of the ten schools in the district.    Click here to learn more about these winning grant projects and their impact.