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For Teachers

The Danville Public School Foundation’s goal is to provide funds to promote, aid, and encourage educational purposes, activities and endeavors for the benefit of Danville Public School students. 

What We Fund

Classroom Grants

Classroom Grants

Classroom grants provide funds to enhance your current curriculum and to provide additional resources for rigorous and fun educational experiences for your students

Schoolwide Assemblies

Schoolwide Assemblies

The Foundation provides speakers from across the country to present timely topics to your students.


Collaborative Projects with District 118

The Foundation partners with Danville District 118 on larger educational projects in support of your students.

Our funding priorities are to assist in:

  • Providing creative, inspiring, and fun learning experiences in support of the curriculum, which offers students opportunities to expand their knowledge or understanding of a subject.

  • Piloting innovative educational opportunities.

  • Providing school-wide educational assemblies that enriches students’ learning experience.

  • Providing funding for projects in partnerships with Danville Community Consolidated School District 118 consistent with these guidelines.

The Foundation’s mission is to provide funds to enhance the standard curriculum and as such does not provide funding for regular classroom activities or expenses that are considered part of normal classroom operation. Funding is not provided for salaries for school personnel, support of extracurricular activities, activities that are already supported by booster clubs, or for camps or seminars for students. Classroom sets of computers, building improvement projects, furniture, landscaping, or projects that require multi-year funding are not normally funded.

Get Started: Apply Today!

Teacher Grant Application

It all begins with the completion of the eight-question grant application. Once you have completed the grant application it is forwarded to the building principal. Upon the principal’s approval it is sent to the IT Department if it involves technology, or to the Superintendent for approval. The application is then forwarded to the Foundation.


After your application has been received a staff member from the Foundation may contact you to ask questions to clarify information before the review by the Foundation’s Grant & Allocation’s Committee and the Foundation Board.

The Danville Public School Foundation meets six times a year to consider grant requests. Their meetings are the second Wednesday in the months of July, September, November, January, March, and May. Completed grant applications should be to the Foundation Office three weeks prior to the Foundation’s Board meeting date.

All awards are discretionary.