GRANTS - 2022

The District 230 Foundation helps staff at Sandburg, Stagg and Andrew High Schools bring their innovative ideas to life for students through its grant program. By providing more than $260,000 to support 111 projects over the past 12 years, the Foundation has made a significant impact on students' education. 

Grants have supported social studies, art, foreign language, sports medicine, democracy, special services, science, literacy, college preparation, character development, international studies, environmental awareness, business, physical education, family and community connections, and so much more.

Hover over the photos below to learn more about the grants currently being implemented.

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Capturing Memories

Sandburg High School

Pete Knutson

Increase student participation in the creation of the school’s yearbook through equipment to capture high-quality images. This will equip students with the cameras, knowledge, and experience to creatively capture high school memories.

TBolt Family Unity

Andrew High School

Unity Committee

Developing a sense of inclusion and belonging as well as enhancing cultural competency, the TBolt Family Unity project provides monthly experiences for students and staff to learn about and experience the many cultures that comprise Andrew High School.

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Wentz Hall Concert


Bob Mecozzi,

Stewart Bailey, Brian Hillhouse and Mark Iwinski

This concert band festival featuring three top curricular ensembles connects students with a professional collegiate music educator through clinics, a performance at the acclaimed Wentz Concert Hall in addition to professional recordings.

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Armed with Fitness

Stagg High School

Abby Degliomini

Armed with Fitness provides armed ergometer equipment to afford students with lower body disabilities to participate in cardiovascular fitness activities alongside their peers. It promotes personal health and strength as well as enhances an inclusive fitness center environment.

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First Generation Support

Andrew High School

Cody Daily

Assist First Generation college-bound students with the post-secondary planning process. The group is for all grade levels and provides
various levels of assistance including an understanding of what it means to be First Gen, career counseling
and exploration, post-secondary planning and resources, student mentorship, informative field trips and guest speakers, and more!

EL Experiential Learning

Andrew High School

Diana Mendoza, Claudia Para-Carrillo, Inam Younis, Azizeh Saig, Christin Mozden

This grant promotes language acquisition, community connections, and assistance with transitioning to American culture for English Learners through project-based learning and field trips.