Peoria Public Schools Foundation | Peoria, Illinois

Create a brighter future for the students of Peoria Public Schools

Your generosity transforms the lives of children in our schools and creates a lasting impact within our community.

Student success determines the future of the Peoria community.

Not all students have access to the resources they need to succeed. Students face a variety of obstacles, from not having enough school supplies to lacking support for higher education, which makes it harder for them to thrive socially and academically.

If students fall behind in school, their future, and the future of the Peoria community, is at stake.

Free Gift for $50 Donation

For a donation of $50, you will receive pack of 6 thank you note cards (with envelopes) that features artwork from our Peoria Public Schools students.  Donate today to receive your free cards.  Your kindness is truly appreciated.

Our Focus

Career Exploration

Career exploration programs are designed to provide students with valuable experiences and resources to help them explore different career paths and gain valuable skills to succeed in their future careers.

Addressing Immediate Needs

The PPS Foundation supports the growth & success of both teachers and students in the district. Students can receive scholarships and grants to support their academic pursuits and classroom projects.

Building Community

By building relationships with local businesses, organizations, and individuals, our foundation raises awareness and fosters partnerships that positively impact the lives of students & families in the district.

How You Can Make A Difference

Step 1.

Explore Our Programs

Find a program you want to support. 

Step 2.


Donate directly to that program. 

Step 3.

See your impact

See your donation in action.

Our Impact

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Our priority is to give your money back to the community.

The Peoria Public Schools Foundation is a private, independent 501(c)(3) organization with a Four Star Rating on Charity Navigator. For over 30 years, we have provided support to students and teachers in the Peoria community.

On average over the last three years, 81.8% of our expenses support programming, 12.6% is spent on administrative expenses and 5.6% is spent on fundraising.

Our Mission

We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to succeed, regardless of their background or circumstances. The Peoria Public Schools Foundation recognizes that education is key to breaking cycles of poverty, and promoting individual and community success.

By providing support and resources, the foundation aims to empower all students to overcome challenges and reach their full potential.

The vison & mission of the Peoria Public Schools Foundation reflect our fundamental belief that all people belong & deserve fairness, justice, and inclusivity. We are committed to creating educational equity for all students in Peoria Public Schools and align our programs & support to meet this goal. The Peoria Public Schools Foundation works to reflect this commitment to diversity & inclusion in our organizational governance, staffing, board membership, funding decisions, and policies. 

Who We Are

Established in 1992, The Peoria Public Schools Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the Peoria Public Schools District in Illinois.

The foundation works to provide resources and opportunities for students and teachers within the district – with the aim of enhancing educational experiences and outcomes.

Upcoming Events

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