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Empowering
Educators To Inspire Students

Empowering educators to inspire students. A partnership for innovation and education serving District 87 and Unit 5 schools in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.

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Empowering
Educators To Inspire Students

Empowering educators to inspire students. A partnership for innovation and education serving District 87 and Unit 5 schools in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.

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Empowering
Educators To Inspire Students

Empowering educators to inspire students. A partnership for innovation and education serving District 87 and Unit 5 schools in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.

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What We Do

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.

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55
Grants Awarded in 2022
940+
Total Grants Over Time
$108K
Total Grant Funds in 2022
$1M
Total Grants Funded

Since 1992

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Grants

One grant in an amount between $7,500 and $10,000 will be awarded in this category for an exceptional proposal. The Beyond the Box award is given by a private foundation to Beyond the Books Educational Foundation and BTBEF selects the winner.

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07 November 2022

Changes in Grant Proposal Requirements, Due March 6, 2023

Review the changes to the Beyond the Books grant questions & rubrics for the upcoming application period.

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10 October 2022

Papa Johns Fundraiser - October 13th

Join Beyond the Books in our Papa Johns fundraiser, October 13th from 10am-10pm. Order via phone (from 1407 N Veterans Parkway) or online using the code PJFUND15.

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26 August 2021

NCHS receives $10k award to renovate greenhouse

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.

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This grant made it possible for my students to become junior field biologists. Using materials purchased with these grant dollars, my students were able to engage with an area of schoolyard ecosystem in detail.
M. Veninga - District 87