It's time to start thinking about grants!

​Since 1994, ELF has established and supported innovative educational programs by awarding grants to teachers and staff who are committed to excellence in education. This year, more than $20,000 in grants will be awarded to District 64 schools, advancing ELF’s total direct grants to nearly $760,000!

- Is there a unique or creative opportunity for the students or the community?

- How will learning outcomes will be supported and enriched

- How will curriculum be enhanced?

- How many students will benefit?

- Are budgets, schedules and other resources reasonable and appropriate?

- How will results be shared with the greater District 64 community?

Go to our Grants page to learn more: 

Thanks to all of you who attended this year's District 64 ELF (Elementary Learning Foundation) Casino Night! The event was a great success with over $30,000 raised to support innovative, imaginative and educational programs for our children across the district. Watch our video message from D64 principals to learn how your donation to ELF is making a difference in our schools. ELF grants have provided our schools with unique training opportunities, collaboration stations, stand-up desks, 21st century learning centers, broadcasting rooms, and more!

Attention D64 Teachers!

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If you weren't able to attend Casino Night, it's not too late to show your support! Click here:

to make your tax-deductible donation.  We accept PayPal and all major credit cards. Thanks in advance for your support! Please contact if you have questions.

Apply for a grant!

​​The Judith L Snow Ethical Leadership Award was awarded to 4 outstanding students.  Thank you to all who took their time to apply, it was a tough decision.  Congratulations to Jonathan Spychalski and Danielle Ammentorp from Lincoln Middle School, and Jessica Beck and Rachel Bull from Emerson.  We hope you all had a great summer!  Click here to view a few pictures.

Can you believe it, it's already time for you to start thinking about Casino Night in 2018.  Scheduled for Saturday, January 27, it's sure to be a groovy time!  Early bird pricing of $100 per ticket lasts until January 16.  Why wait to register?  Do it today.