Past Responsive Grant Recipients

Every year Foundation 65 funds a variety of one-year projects. These grants can be valuable resources to teachers and local organizations and serve as an incubator for innovative ideas that have the potential to expand across the district.  Past recipients and projects have included:  
2016-2017 Grant Recipient - Project Title   Participating Schools
Open Studio Project - Art & Adventure Lincoln, King Arts
Books & Breakfast – program expansion to Kingsley Kingsley
District 65 Media Arts Dept - Full STEAM Ahead (Summer Workshop) Bessie Rhodes, Chute, Haven, King Arts, Nichols
Musical Offering - 5th Grade New Music Project Dawes, Oakton
King Arts Art Dept. - King Arts Community Textile Art Project King Arts
Art Encounter - The Language of Art Kingsley, Orrington
Dewey Elementary - Reading Ambassadors Dewey
 2015-2016
Grant Recipient - Project Title Participating Schools
Chute PTA - Young Chicago Authors and Louder than a Bomb Artist Residency and Poetry Slam Chute
District 65 Media Arts Dept - Building Digital Literacy: Summer Media Artists Studio Bessie Rhodes, Chute, Haven, King Arts, Nichols
Evanston Public Library - The Maker Project District wide
Mudlark Theater Co – Mudpie 2016 Bessie Rhodes, Chute, Dawes, Dewey, King Lab, Lincoln, Nichols, Oakton, Orrington, Washington
Park School - Art and Science: Park School’s Multi-sensory Garden Park
 2014-2015
Grant Recipient - Project Title Participating Schools
District 65 Media Arts Dept - Building Digital Literacy: Summer Media Artists Studio Bessie Rhodes, Chute, Haven, King Arts, Nichols
District 65 Science Dept / LakeDance - Pipes and Precipitation Bessie Rhodes, Dewey, King Lab, Kingsley, Oakton, Washington
Musical Offering – Oakton School: Past, Present and Future Oakton
Chute PTA - Young Chicago Authors and Louder than a Bomb Artist Residency and Poetry Slam Chute
Mudlark Theater Company - Mudpie 2015 Bessie Rhodes, Chute, Dawes, Dewey, King Lab, Lincoln, Nichols, Oakton, Orrington, Washington
Art Encounter – Spirit of Art / Multicultural Perspectives Lincolnwood
2013-2014
Grant Recipient - Project Title Participating Schools
Changing Worlds - Arts, Cultural and Literacy Connections (ACL) Dawes, Lincolnwood, Oakton
District 65 Science Dept./LakeDance - Valuing the Water Source Dewey, King Lab, Kingsley, Lincoln, Oakton, Washington
Lincoln School PTA - Evanston Lakescape Public Art Project Lincoln
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art – Fourth Grade Writing and Visual Art Project Kingsley
Mudlark Theater Company - Mudpie 2014 Bessie Rhodes, Chute, Dawes, Dewey, King Lab, Lincoln, Nichols, Oakton, Orrington, Washington
Music Institute of Chicago - Arts Link Walker
2012-2013
Grant Recipient - Project Title Participating Schools
Striding Lion Performance Group - D65 After School Arts Programming Bessie Rhodes, Dawes, Dewey, King Lab , Walker, Willard
Musical Offering - Musical composition/ visual art project Bessie Rhodes, Oakton, Washington
Music Institute of Chicago - Arts Link Walker
  For more information about how to apply for a responsive grant, visit our grants page or e-mail Foundation 65 at [email protected]