What can $1 a day do for the students in Peoria Public Schools?  On January 12, 2017 the PPS Foundation held its second annual 365 Breakfast.  This event  brings together new and old friends, supporters and volunteers who believe in our school district.  This year, our event hosted more than 240 people to a free breakfast, prepared by our own WCTC culinary students.  The 365 Annual Giving Funds support all facets of the Foundation and support our general fund.  The traditional areas of support are the classroom grants, student scholarships.  Newer areas of focus is student impact through the Horizons Club, the Uniform/Clothing fund and attendance initiatives. Click here to complete your 365 membership.  We need you and your continued support! Thank you for all who attended, supported our second 365 breakfast! It gets better and better each year.

Scholarship Update

The applications for the 2017 scholarship season are now under review.  Applicants will be notified by April 15, 2017 of the results.

The applications for the Deirdre Purcell Collins Math nominees ICC College for Kids Scholarship is now available. Due: March 24, 2017

The middle school aged boys Mike McCord Scholarship to attend Bradley University: Coach Wardle's Bastketball Camp is also available. Due: March 31, 2017

The Peoria Public Schools Foundation’s Horizons Club is a lunchtime educational opportunity for middle school students in Peoria Public Schools. The intent of this program is to facilitate opportunities for students to investigate various industries and occupations which will allow them to make more informed choices during middle school, high school class selection, and beyond. Additionally, the students learn goal-setting techniques, study skills, as well as career and education information.

Learn more about the Horizons Club and become a mentor today.

IMPACT Newsletter

March 2017 IMPACT Newsletter

Mar 3, 2017

Read about the upcoming events and latest news at the Peoria Public Schools Foundation in our quarterly IMPACT newsletter.  This month, we announce a new Administrative Director, announce the date for our 20th Annual Golf Outing Event and report on this quarters big events and Horizons Club experienes.  

MARCH 2017 IMPACT Newsletter

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The Peoria Public Schools Foundation is pleased to partner with the Peoria Public Schools, and the Junior League of Peoria on an important and needed collaboration to revitalize the Adopt-A-School program.  

The goal of the program is to work with the community including, businesses and organizations to adopt schools.  The biggest piece to the program is having a coordinated effort, through an employee.  We have 27 schools, and all have need of this enriched support.The main areas of support through the Adopt-A-School program, is tutoring and mentoring, in kind donations of school supplies or other items and financial support, but not limited to those.  

Learn more about the Adopt-A-School Program


General Fund- The Right Now Fund

The PPS Foundation is making it easier for donors to choose how they can make an impact on student achievement Right Now. To make a gift to the Foundation use the online donation form OR use the printable pledge card. Monies in this fund help to support our classroom grants, uniform and clothing fund, programs like Horizons club and so much more.  Our annual goal is to raise $75,000 to continue the important work we do. Please make a donation today and impact our students in Peoria Public Schools.


The Peoria Public Schools Foundation, along with the Community Foundation of Central Illinois (the Rena and Murray Yeoman Family) are pleased to announce the 2016 Classroom Grant Recipients. Please view the list of 2016 Classroom Grants Awarded.  Thank you to our donors and to the Community Foundation of Central Illinois for their support of the classroom grants program.  These grants are an essential part of the Foundation and assist teachers in providing an enhanced educational experience. 

 If you have any questions regarding either of these grants, please feel free to contact the Foundation office during normal business hours.  


Peoria Public Schools students need our help with school uniforms.  This year at our 3rd Annual Uniform Fundraiser we raised more than $8,000 for our Uniform/Clothing Fund.  This will help us to provide more than 500 uniforms to students in our district.  The need is great, so if you would like to donate towards our Uniform/Clothing Fund our students would appreciate your support.  Click on the donate now button to make a secure donation online or send your donation to our office 5901 N. Prospect Suite 14E, Peoria IL 61614.


Congratulations to the 2017 PPS Foundation Scholarship Recipients. 2017 PPS Foundation Scholarship Recipeints  Thank you to all students who applied this y ear.  Best wishes to all PPS students in your college and career paths.

20th Annual PPS Foundation Golf Outing

We are excited to share we will be hosting our 20th Annual PPS Foundation Golf Outing.  The event will take place on Monday, June 26th at the Country Club of Peoria.  This is our major fundraising event that supports the amazing work we do. From our traditional classroom grants, scholarships, or new areas of support with Horizons Club and uniform/clothing needs.    

The Golf Outing registration and sponsorship information brochure is now available online. Click here to download the registration form.  Please contact cindy.morris@psd150.org if you have any questions or need additional information about becoming a sponsor, registering a foursome, volunteering or donating towards our event. Thank you.

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

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