Foundation FAQs

Find answers to all your Maroa-Forsyth Foundation questions here!

What is the Foundation?

The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation, organized under the laws of the State of Illinois, that provides a long term, self-sustaining financial structure to enhance the educational programs of the Maroa-Forsyth Community Unit Schools.

What is the relationship between the Foundation and the School District?

The Foundation is a separate, legal entity and not part of the School District. There is ongoing communication and cooperation between them.

What kinds of programs might be funded by the Maroa-Forsyth Foundation?

Through the contributions received from our generous community members, the Maroa-Forsyth Foundation currently has three family-funded scholarships and supports a variety of educational programs for Maroa-Forsyth students at all ages and covering all curriculum topics. The community donations that fund the Foundation’s Teacher Grant Program provide support for outstanding academic programs, extracurricular activities, classroom equipment, and facilities enhancements. Since its inception in 1996, the Foundation has pad out over $150,000 in grants. For a list of teacher grants paid for through the MF Foundation, see our section on Grants.

Who makes the decisions about what programs are funded?

Decisions will be made by the Foundation Board of Directors. The School District, the Board of Education, and parents are represented on the Foundation's Board.

Who administers the Foundation funds?

The Board of Directors of the Foundation is responsible for the financial management of the Foundation's funds. The Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation, organized under the laws of the State of Illinois.

Are contributions tax deductible?

Yes. To contribute, please visit our donation page.

Does the Foundation have a brochure?

Here's a link to the Foundation's new brochure.