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Thiems Grants

Thiems Grant Funding


  • awarded to 68 principals and teachers
  • 8 grants impact students across multiple buildings
  • $17,000 awarded to staff from 5 buildings to research and pilot innovative instruction using virtual reality
  • $16,918 funded for model classroom enhancements in elementary and middle school
  • 5 grant applications generated ideas or programs that will be funded by district budget in the amount of $25,456

York   $14,870 in grants funded 

Support for Fine Arts Week

Funds for Science Olympiad

musical workshops and performance for 8th grade and high school students from a residency program with professional, Matt Turner

Middle School $31,091 in grants funded 

Music production stations for all schools

Art resources for new expanded units

STEM -digital building blocks


K-5    $35,598 in grants funded

Maker space materials for every LRC

3-D printers for Fischer

Digital literacy pilot for Jackson



click here for list of all 2018 grants




2018 Grant Awards Day

2019 Thiems Grant Application

The deadline for 2019 grant applications was February 11.

Grants will be awarded in the Spring.

Click here for Application Guidelines to plan for future submissions.


Named in memory of Dr. Russell Thiems, Superintendent of District 205 from 1983 to 1992.  Dr. Thiems recognized the need to provide opportunities for students beyond what was possible through tax revenues.  He then recruited community members to serve on the Board of Directors, and together they established the Elmhurst District 205 Foundation.



Funding Amounts for Grants,Study Skills Programs & Resources



2017/18  $266,100


2016       $143,782