What You Can Do

Your gift can be placed in a permanent endowment to generate income for years to come or may be directed to support programs and priorities that have been carefully reviewed, researched, and planned, or, if you wish, you may establish a new fund for a new initiative.
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Support the students "Right Now"

The PPS Foundation is making it easier for donors to choose how they can make an impact on student achievement Right Now. The Foundation has created an annual giving program. To designate a particular destination for your donation, simply indicate the "Right Now Fund" on the online donation form OR use the printable pledge card.   

Where Your Dollars Go

From sticking families, communities and schools together, with the help of a little duct tape, to providing financial opportunities for students to further their education.
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Horizons Club

Career Exploration Program

The Peoria Public Schools Foundation is pleased to announce a new program for middle school students.  The Horizons Club intent is to allow students to investigate various industries and occupational possibilities.  This program started in January as a pilot program.  Three schools Rolling Acres, Calvin Coolidge and Von Steuben had students from the 6th, 7th and 8th grade over the lunch hour attend the club once a week.   The investigations will be web-based learning as well as a speaker series featuring professionals from a wide variety of industries. A year-end career fair highlighted the work and careers the club saw and was shared to the entire student bodies. Trish O'Shaughnessy is the coordinator of the program and did an outstanding job! For more details and the plans for next year click here

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Horizons Club story in the Journal Star

Click here to read the story on the Horizons Club in the Peoria Journal Star 11/25/14. 

2013-2014 PPS Foundation Annual Report

Click here to read our first official annual report.  Please feel free to contact our office any time with questions.

Trish O'Shaughnessy and Horizons Club - Champions in Education!

Click here to see the special video highlighting our own Trish O'Shaughnessy and the Horizons Club! 



PSD 150 Students need our help with school uniforms.  Click here for A SPECIAL FOUNDATION EVENT.

2014 Classroom Grants

2014 Classroom Grant recipients

The Peoria Public Schools Foundation and Community Foundation of Central Illinois (Murray and Rena Yeomans Fund) are pleased to announce the 2014 Classroom Grant recipients.

Click here to see the 2014 Classroom Grant recipients. 

2015 PPS Foundation Student Scholarship Applications

Please click here to see and apply for the 2015 PPS Foundation Scholarships.  

With your help we can do remarkable things.

Quality education for Peoria’s children is not just a school issue but an issue for the entire community. Private gifts from caring people can make an amazing difference in the lives of young people and in the future prosperity of our city. School foundations are essential to quality education in America today.

Your gift to the Peoria Public Schools Foundation strengthens opportunities for our students today and makes excellent education here sustainable well into the future. Include support for public education in your annual giving; include support for public education in your will. Preparing young people for successful lives is one of the greatest contributions you can make.

The 18th Annual PPS Foundation Golf Outing

The 18th Annual Peoria Public Schools Foundation Golf Outing date has been set.  Mark your calendars for Monday, June 22, 2015.  The golf outing will be held at the Country Club of Peoria. Our golf outing allows us to continue the great things we do in District 150 such as Classroom Grants, and our new Horizon's Club!  Please contact Cindy Morris to sign up, volunteer and support our golf outing.

Peoria Public Schools Foundation would like to recognize all its donors. Learn More.

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