Enriching education in District 200.
For over 30 years!
The Student Excellence Foundation
engages the community to
enrich educational experiences that
empower students to reach their greatest potential.
For more than 30 years, the Student Excellence Foundation has partnered with Community Unit School District 200 to support and enhance the work of excellent educators. Our mission is to engage the community to enrich educational experiences that empower students to reach their greatest potential.
We do this through classroom grants for educators. We do this through a crowd-funding platform that offers opportunities for teachers, LLC Directors, school staff, and principals to fund special projects and unique enrichment opportunities. We do this through scholarships for students headed to college or technical school. We do this through mobile food pantries and weekend food backpacks that feed those in our community who are experiencing food insecurity.
The pandemic highlighted the needs all around us. In District 200, we've been meeting those needs for almost 30 years.
Will you join us?
We are neighbors.
We are classmates.
We are friends.
Together we can enrich education for ALL students in District 200!
Check out some of the ways the Foundation is enriching educational experiences:
The Essential Needs program meets food insecurity needs through programs like mobile pantries and weekend food backpacks. Learn about how the Foundation is helping District 200 families with needs like wet/winter weather gear and learning enrichment. Read more >>
The Foundation supports District 200 educators through Distinguished Educator and Golden Star Awards, as well as classroom grants and our D200 Fund-a-Classroom crowd-funding platform. Read more >>
Student Excellence Grants fund all sorts of classroom ideas from math manipulatives to classroom libraries to technology and flexible furniture. Educators apply for funding to enrich students' experiences. Learn about our grants! Read more >>