What The Walter S. and Lucienne B. Driskill Foundation Funds
Driskill Foundation funds programs that create a positive, measurable impact for K-12 students and supports learners to recognize their innate curiosity. A significant portion of our grantmaking is geographically focused in Chicago and Dupage metro areas and those engaging with 6th-8th graders.
Curiosity: Through literary research, discussions with community experts, and learners, curiosity was revealed to play a significant role in motivation, personal development, and long-term health.
Creativity: Creating a healthy culture and environment by helping students develop skills to manage their emotions, resolve conflicts, and make responsible decisions.
Diversity: Programs that support diversity by providing opportunities for educational achievement and different thought regardless of racial and ethnic background, gender or economic status.
STEAM Education: The Driskill Foundation believes education is vital to social and economic development because it can provide our youth with knowledge and skills they need to achieve employment and economic security in our rapidly changing, global economy.
What organizations or programs are generally not eligible?
Organizations and program must be consistent with TDF's mission. click here
WSLBDF grants are not intended for:
- Individuals, for-profit organizations, or tax-generating entities (municipalities, school districts, etc.)
- Religious groups for religious purposes
- Programs that exclude participate on the basis of race or religion
- Grant requests for production of audio, film or video
- Grant request for capital campaigns or projects
- Requests to support travel
- Lobbying, political or fraternal activities
- Organizations not exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code or unaccredited public/private schools
- Funding of academic or scientific research