Spirit Grant Day 2021

The Spirit of 67 Foundation board members visited each of the four district schools to announce the grants awarded for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. Thanks to the exceptional support and generosity of our donors, our board and the businesses who sponsor our various fundraising activities, the Spirit of 67 Foundation is thrilled to award 18 grants representing $140,000 in new funding. This is in addition to the $180,000 of off-cycle grants awarded in October 2020 to help with learning in the time of COVID-19. Together, this year the Spirit is proud and grateful to have gifted back over $320,000 in grants to benefit our students!  

"Everything we do throughout the year is so we can make these educational and innovative ideas come to life for District 67 students."  
– Colleen Berto, VP of Grants, Spirit of 67 Foundation

Grants awarded today cover a wide range of academic areas and interests. Some grants are longstanding collaborations with the APT, such as Visiting Author, Visiting Scientist and Fine Arts Performances and others are new, curriculum-aligned ideas that will enhance and enrich the student experience. The biggest category of grants this spring is in the STEM category, including screen-free, coding robotic kits for younger learners, as well as multiple grants for augmented and virtual reality technology at every grade level across the district. These innovative educational devices and platforms will bring the curriculum to life for students through interactive and hands-on tools. For a full list of current and past grants please click here. https://spiritof67foundation.org/grants/grants-in-action/

Support Future Grants to benefit our Students!
Please mark your calendars for May 3rd – 6th for the Spirit of 67 Virtual Paddle Raise and Auction -– where every dollar raised will go towards future grants to support our students. This event will feature a special video where our students reflect on the challenges and silver linings of this unique school year. We hope every parent will join us and spread the word to friends and family!