The Spirit of 67 Foundation - benefiting every student in every school, every day!
The Spirit of 67 Foundation is a not-for-profit, parent-run volunteer organization whose mission is to raise funds and acquire resources to enrich and elevate the educational and cultural experiences of students, faculty, parents and staff of District 67 in ways that might not otherwise be provided.
Established over 30 years ago, the Spirit has contributed over $4 million in grants to provide curricular enhancements, resources & tools that support excellence in our public schools.
Throughout their education in our district, our children benefit from grants in fine arts, wellness, language arts, math, technology, emotional wellness, science, social studies, world language and more. The Spirit works closely with students, teachers, administrators and the APT as grants are evaluated to select those that will enhance our schools.
Spirit revenues are raised through family donations, business partnerships, corporate sponsorships and fundraising events. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Spirit grants have a positive and lasting impact on every student in every school, every day!
For more information, to donate or to get involved please visit www.spiritof67foundation.org
We are always seeking dedicated, hard-working
and enthusiastic volunteers to join us. If you are interested in
learning more about the Spirit please consider attending one of our
monthly Board meetings, on the second Tuesday of each month at 9 AM in
the Board Room at West Campus. For more information about serving on our Board or one of our committees please visit the Get Involved page of our website.
2016-17 Spirit of 67 Foundation Board
The Grant Process
District 67 schools are fortunate to have talented staff, parents
and students who think BIG! We encourage anyone with an innovative idea
that fills a need and is supported by the school administration, to
submit a grant. All grant applications are reviewed by the Grants
Committee prior to being presented to the entire Spirit of 67 Foundation
Board for approval. The committee is made up of board members and
includes parents from all of the District 67 schools as well as a Board
of Education representative and a District 67 representative. The review
process is interactive with most grant applicants being contacted by
the committee with questions and requests for further information.
Decisions are based on the merits of the grant application, the match
between the grant and the mission of the foundation as well as the
inability to get funding within the school budget.
Spirit of 67 Foundation Grant Application 2016-17 (Word document)
Shop with Spirit
The Spirit of 67 Foundation works with local retailers to offer a donor benefit card for families who donate to the Spirit at the Honor Roll level or above. To become a Shop with Spirit Retailer you simply offer discounts or special promotions to Spirit cardholders throughout the school year. Offers are shared with cardholders via our website. Participating retailers receive signage for their shop from us indicating that they are a Shop with Spirit Retailer. Learn more about our 2015-16 Shop with Spirit Retailer Offers here.
Included in the 2014-15 Annual Report are financial highlights as well as a listing of the year’s grants, board members and donors and businesses that contributed to the success of the Spirit during the 2014-15 school year.
2014-15 Annual Report