2016 Grants:

The District 113 Education Foundation is pleased to announce that $18,508 in grants have been awarded to the following groups:



  Deerfield High School 
  Literacy Support & Enrichment through News Magazine Library

  Materials World Modules

  Measuring Cardiac Health


  Seeing Our World in Infared

  Traffic Engineering


Highland Park High School 

Social Emotional Series

Game Based Learning

Genetics Enrichment and Innovation

HP3 - Rising Up

Mitochondrial DNA

R.A.D. Self-Defense

The Bank

Innovative Teaching with the TI-Nspire Calculator

Vernier Data Probes



Information about these programs can be found in the Recipients section of this website or by contacting the schools directly.


Through the generosity of the community, alumni, and corporate contributors the Foundation is able to help fund innovative and unique programs at Deerfield and Highland Park High Schools. Our volunteer board continues to seek opportunities to help improve the education of our students.








To enhance and enrich the education programs at Deerfield and Highland Park High Schools by promoting and supporting innovative educational opportunities.


President's Message:

The 113 Foundation welcomes back all students, parents and staff to a new school year!  We had a great year last year fulfilling our mission to enrich programming at HPHS and DHS and look forward to reviewing teacher and staff grant applications for the 2016-2017 school year which are due on October 15th.

Thanks to all of you who came out on the evening of August 2nd at Beelow’s Highland Park where we hosted a meet and greet for the new Deerfield High School principal Kathryn Anderson and current Highland Park High School principal Tom Koulentes.

We invite you to join us at Panera Bread Highland Park on October 19th where a percentage of sales will go to support the Foundation.

Last year donations supported over $18,000 in grants to 15 groups at Deerfield and Highland Park High Schools, including science department programs Measuring Cardiac Health, Genetics Enrichment & Innovation, and Mitochondrial DNA; math department programs Vernier Data Probes and TI-Nspire faculty training; and support programs Mosaic, De Padre A Estudiante, and HP3, among others. Funds raised by the Foundation enhance and enrich education programs such as these by promoting and supporting innovative educational opportunities. Our funding helps provide resources that augment and incubate exciting ideas and opportunities to deeply impact student learning. Over the years the Foundation has funded grants in excess of $200,000.

Thanks in advance to everyone for supporting the Foundation by joining us on October 19th at Panera Bread in Highland Park and thanks to those who supported us by purchasing tickets to Broadway in Chicago’s Hamilton. This year’s Pizza Bowl and Baker’s Cup will be held on Sunday, January 29th at Deerfield High School so we hope you mark the date!

Please also consider making a donation to thank a teacher or staff member for going above and beyond through our Honor an Educator program.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Foundation please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Get Involved, Join our Board

The District 113 Education Foundation is now accepting applications for Board positions as they become available. Board membership is a rewarding way to serve the community. Please fill out the application as we seek to match applicant skills and experience with Board needs.

Please email the completed application to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We will review the application and contact you within 45 days of receipt. Thank you again for considering service to the District 113 Education Foundation.

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