Enriching education in District 200.
For almost 30 years!

The Student Excellence Foundation
engages the community to
enrich
educational experiences that
empower
students to reach their greatest potential.

For almost 30 years, the Student Excellence Foundation has come alongside 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:


Weekend Food Backpacks

The Essential Needs Fund 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 >>


Distinguished Educators

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 >>


Enriching Education

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 >>