The mission of Beyond the Books Educational Foundation is to fund innovative enrichment programs for the students of McLean County Unit District No. 5 and Bloomington District 87 Public Schools.
The foundation is committed to educational excellence in the core academic areas, the arts and humanities, sciences and technology.Learn More
The Beyond the Books Educational Foundation could not be what it is today without support from you. For years, your generosity has allowed us to fund grants in local schools and further each child’s education in both Unit 5 and District 87.Make A Donation
Agriscience teacher and FFA adviser Liz Harris said it was a student's excitement and curiosity that led her to secure a $10,000 grant this year to renovate the school’s rundown greenhouse.Read More
Educators in District 87 and Unit 5 submitted 63 mini and standard grant applications requesting a total of $119,338. The Foundation awarded $76,276 to 44 projects. Since 1992 $852,581 has been awarded to support 884 projects.Read More
View the most recent listing of grant recipients from the 2020-2021 school yearRead More