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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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48
Grants Awarded in 2023
998+
Total Grants Over Time
$94K
Total Grant Funds in 2023
$1M+
Total Grants Funded

Since 1992

Grants
Grant Options

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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News & Updates

07 May 2024

2024-2025 Grant Winners Announced

Beyond the Books proudly announced its 2024-2025 grant winners on Monday, May 6th, 2024.

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14 December 2023

2024 Grant Applications Are Open!

Beyond the Books grant applications for next school year are OPEN until Monday, March 4th at 11:59 pm. Check out this post for more information.

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16 November 2023

Beyond the Books 2022 Annual Report is now available!

Beyond the Books is pleased to announce that its 2022 Annual Report is now available. Please review this document to learn more about our incredible foundation and its program, board, and awards last year.

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Peter Drucker