Erie School District Educational Foundation

Expanding Excellence in Education

"Our children are our future. They will carry on what we have started, but in a future totally different from the past, or even the present. We must prepare them for it, as we close one century and step into the next."


What is the Foundation?

The Erie Educational Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt organization that operates independently of Erie School District's Board of Education. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of community business and education leaders.

What is the Mission of the Foundation?

To provide students and community members with enriched and expanded educational opportunities of financial and other resources. These resources shall be used to enhance the quality of educational programs and services available to Erie students and citizens.

Why was the Foundation Founded?

The regular operation budget monies of the school district are spent for basic core education costs. Often innovative and creative learning and teaching projects that extend beyond the basics cannot be undertaken because of limited resources. The Foundation hopes to offer students and staff opportunities to learn and develop beyond the normal scope of funding.

What Kind of Projects or Programs May Be Funded?

  • Capital Acquisitions

  • Academic Enrichment Programs

  • Scholarships

  • Co-Curricular Programs

  • Teacher Improvement Programs

  • Endowments


What Is the Source of Foundation Funding?

*Contributions are Tax Deductible

  • Memorial Gifts

  • Direct Donations of Any Size

  • Pledging of Annual Payments

  • Gifts for Specific Projects

  • Life Insurance Beneficiaries

  • Real Estate Beneficiaries

  • Wills & Endowments

Who Administers the Foundation Funds?

The Board of Directors of the Foundation are responsible for the financial management of the Foundation funds. The Foundation is a tax exempt corporation, organized under the laws of the State of Illinois.


Please click here to access the Educational Foundation By Laws. Please keep in mind this is a working document and is subject to change.

How to Donate

Your contribution is always welcome.

The mailing address is:

Erie School District No. 1

Educational Foundation

520 5th Avenue

Erie, IL 61250

There are other ways you can give, such as:

  • Memorials

  • Naming the Foundation in your will

  • Naming the Foundation beneficiary of a life insurance policy

  • Donating real estate or other property

  • Giving a gift in someone's name