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!

Typically, we receive requests that total well in excess of available funds. As a result, ELF is not able to fund every grant proposal, much as we would like.  With this in mind, please take a look at the list of this year's received grant applications:

  • CARPENTER
    • Cougar Connections
    • Igniting Readers Through Mobility and Synergy!
    • Project Based Learning Workshop



  • EMERSON
    • Creating a Flexible Work Space



  • EMERSON & LINCOLN
    • Randy Sabien - Guest Conductor
    • Mentoring for Middle School Students



  • FIELD
    • Broadcast Green Screen Room
    • Family Game Night
    • Promoting Positive Peer Relations Through Ping Pong



  • FRANKLIN
    • AV Technology Installation in Franklin Elementary School
    • Dry Erase Whiteboard Activity Table



  • JEFFERSON
    • Jefferson School Physical Education Equipment For Gross Motor Development
    • Promoting 4C’s in Preschool



  • LINCOLN
    • A Sound Investment for Lincoln
    • Diving Deeper into Virtual and Augmented Reality



  • ROOSEVELT
    • Colboarint and Coding in Primary Classrooms
    • I Love My Math Toolbox



  • WASHINGTON
    • Playground Movement:  Mind, Body & Soul



  • ALL D64 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
    • Greg Tang Jr. Visit



The 2018-2019 Grant Application process is in review.  Stay tuned to learn about the amazing and interesting grants that the ELF will be awarding for the 2018-2019 school year.

ELF has provided grants to the 7 district schools, plus the Early Childhood program at Jefferson, as well as district-wide contributions.  These grants help build our schools and provide unique learning opportunities for our children.  To see what has been awarded year by year, or at each school, click on the links below.