Welcome to Peoria Public Schools Foundation

The Horizons Program

A lunchtime educational opportunity for middle school 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. 

Learn more about Horizons and become a mentor today.


The goal of the program is to work with the community including, businesses and organizations to adopt schools. The main areas of support is tutoring, mentoring and 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.


The Peoria Public Schools Foundation offers uniform assistance to any student in Peoria Public Schools. Contact your school office so they can facilitate the access to this resource.  

Click HERE to find specific school information and contact the school office.

Foundation Leadership

The Peoria Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors, Officers and Staff includes some of the finest leaders in Peoria who are devoted to investing in the success of the students in our public schools.

Foundation Leadership



Excellence in Leadership

Congratulations to our amazing Trish O'Shaughnessy, Director, Community Engagement & Horizons Program, for receiving one of this year's 25 Women in Leadership awards.  Also, congratulations to one of our extremely dedicated Board Members, Andre Allen, for being named a recipient of this year's 40 Leaders Under 40 class and for receiving the Community Difference Maker award from the I've Decided Community.  In addition, the PPS Foundation team also received one of this year's "Those Who Excel" awards from the Illinois State Board of Education.  We are so excited to keep giving back to our community and supporting our Peoria Public Schools!   

A Deeper Look Into Peoria Public Schools Foundation

Our Mission

To develop and provide a permanent source of supplemental funding for improving the quality of education within Peoria Public Schools.

The Foundation shall work in partnership with businesses and the greater community and shall raise and disburse funds only for the use and benefit of the students, staff and alumni of Peoria Public Schools.

Our Vision

The Peoria Public Schools Foundation champions real and positive change in Peoria Public Schools.  It successfully devotes its expertise and fundraising capabilities to serve as a catalyst to implement bold ideas that achieve remarkable outcomes for our children.

Our History/Donors

The Peoria Public Schools Foundation gratefully acknowledges our gracious Donors for their generosity.

2017-2018 Donor List

Click here for more information on the history of the Peoria Public Schools Foundation.

IMPACT E-Newsletter

To read our most recent IMPACT E-Newsletter, CLICK HERE.

IMPACT Newsletter - Volume 9, Issue 4 - March 1, 2019

IMPACT Newsletter - Volume 9, Issue 3 - January 1, 2019

IMPACT Newsletter - Volume 9, Issue 2 - November 1, 2018

IMPACT Newsletter - Volume 9, Issue 1 - September 1, 2018

IMPACT Newsletter - Volume 8, Issue 5 - May 1, 2018

IMPACT Newsletter - Volume 8, Issue 4 - March 1, 2018

IMPACT Newsletter - Volume 8, Issue 3 - January 1, 2018

IMPACT Newsletter - Volume 8, Issue 2 - November 1, 2017

IMPACT Newsletter - Volume 8, Issue 1 - September 1, 2017

IMPACT Newsletter - Volume 7, Issue 5 - May 1, 2017

IMPACT Newsletter - Volume 7, Issue 4 - March 1, 2017

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365 Breakfast Video - 2019

365 Breakfast Video for 2018

2018 Appreciation Reception Video

365 Breakfast Video for 2017