A grant can be $1,000 or under. A grant is one-time funding, and it must be innovative and original to the district. In addition, to qualify for a grant, funds are not available through the district to cover the cost.
Thank you for your interest in the Niles Education Foundation (NEF) grant/project program. The program is open to all certified Niles Community Schools staff members. A project can be more than $1,000 and it may be a one-time gift or take up to three years to complete.
Fundraising is the lifeblood of our organization. The Niles Education Foundation has more goals, programs, and opportunities than can be handled by the organization alone. With the help of many supporters, the Foundation raises funds for programs that cannot be funded with tax dollars.
A baker’s dozen of area food businesses provided their signature dishes to attendees of Legendary Evening, a Niles Education Foundation fundraising event meant to celebrate the movers and shakers of the Niles Community Schools community.
Live and silent auctions; drinks from bartender Samantha Beck and Iron Shoe Distillery; and boogie-worthy music dished out by DJ Adam Roark all occurred at the 6 to 10 p.m. event. The height of the evening, however, was in its recognition of community leaders.
Resident Jane Brandstatter still has the tenacity, toughness and metaphorical ragged beard of the Niles Viking in her blood. She said being a Viking stays with a graduate forever.
Amy Gourlay provided two words to describe this year’s reading store at Ring Lardner Middle School’s library this March: “absolutely fantastic.”
“On my Facebook page, I said, ‘I never thought I could be so exhausted and exhilarated all at the same time,’” she said. “Every single student … came through my library and picked a brand new book of their choosing.”
Thanks to a Niles Education Foundation grant, she will be able to host the program again in 2020.