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Funding Guidelines

Grant Application Process

What The Driskill Foundation Funds

The Driskill Foundation funds programs that create a positive, measurable impact for K-12 students and supports learners to recognize their innate curiosity. We give special consideration to programming in DuPage County, Illinois and those engaging with 6th-8th graders. 

Curiosity: Through literary research, discussions with community experts, and learners, curiosity was revealed to play a major role in motivation, personal development, and long-term health.

Diversity: Programs that support diversity by providing opportunities for educational achievement and diverse thought regardless of racial and ethnic background, gender or economic status.

STEM Education: The Driskill Foundation believes education is vital to social and economic development because it gives people in our communities the knowledge and skills they need to achieve employment and economic security in our rapidly changing, global economy. To help keep communities and business competitive and prosperous, Driskill supports formal educational opportunities for K-12 education, higher education,  and other local needs.

What organizations or programs are generally not eligible?

Organizations and program must be consistent with TDF's mission. click here

          TDF 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
  • Loans