Responsive Grants (One Year Grants)

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.

Foundation 65 is pleased to support the following projects in 2019-2020:

  • Empowering Kindergarten Latinx Families (Washington)
  • Learn-A-Bration: A Black History Month Celebration (Bessie Rhodes)
  • Black Girl Magic Book Club (Walker)
  • Send-home Centers (Dawes)
  • Heard! Working with graphic artist Verzell James (Washington)
  • Take Home Books (Walker)
  • Musical Offering’s Opera Project (Dawes and Oakton)
  • Drama CDC Collaborations (Lincoln)
  • Artists In Residence with Eye on Equity: Ben Blount (Dewey)
  • Mudlark Theater’s Evanston School Desegregation Play and Workshop Series (Kingsley)
  • Literacy Bags (Willard)
  • AAC Core Vocabulary Initiative (King Lab, Nichols, Lincoln, Park School, Joseph E. Hill Education Center)
  • Sensory Based Creative Drama (Park School)
  • Change Worlds Partnership (Lincolnwood)
  • Books and Breakfast Program Expansion: Haven (Dewey, King Lab, Kingsley, Lincoln and Lincolnwood)

Responsive Grants (one year grants)

Responsive Grants are focused on supporting teachers to bring new and innovative ideas to our schools.  We know that teachers hold the creative keys to inspiring and enriching the lives of our children.  We encourage proposals that focus on Foundation 65’s mission around arts and literacy and are especially interested in projects that support equity within our schools or serve our most marginalized youth.  Applicants are welcome to contact our offices to discuss project ideas before submitting a proposal.  Grant proposals may be submitted electronically or via mail to the Executive Director at the Foundation 65 offices.

  • Application deadline is February 22, 2019
  • Funding is limited to up to $3,000 per project
  • Successful applicants will be notified in May
  • Approved programs will receive funding the following July

Applications should be e-mailed to [email protected] and/or mailed to:

Foundation 65
PO Box 750
Evanston, IL 60204

F65 Grant Application Form.ResponsiveGrants2019 (word)

F65 Grant Application Form.ResponsiveGrants2019 (pdf)

Questions can be directed to 847-637-7193