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What’s Happening

Give and Grow!

Give & Grow from GreenState Credit UnionTHANK YOU!  With your help, we were able to reach reach our May 15 goal of $15,000 in donations through the GreenState Credit Union Give and Grow program – making us eligible to receive a $15,000 matching gift from GreenState CU!  We are so gratefule to our donors supporting this effort and to GreenState Credit Union for this awesome program!

Offices Closed

Iowa City Community School District FoundationThe ICCSD Foundation and the ESC offices are closed through July 5, 2020.  The best way to reach Foundation staff at this time is through email at Foundation@iowacityschools.org.  You can still support our schools and make donations online or by mailing a check to our offices at 1725 N Dodge St, Iowa City, IA 52245.

Big Idea Hunt

Big Idea Hunt logo Over $65,000 in Big Idea Hunt grants have been awarded for the 2020-2021 school year!  These innovative, collaborative and creative ideas all came from our District staff.  Forty proposals were submitted for inital consideration and 15 of those were funded.  Thank you to Integrated DNA Technologies and the Foundation”s Excellence Fund donors for making these grants possible!

Provide Scholarship Information HERE!

Have you been awarded a scholarship that is managed by the Iowa City Community School District Foundation?  You can provide the information needed to send the scholarship check to your school in July through this form.  2020 Scholarship Form

Over $158,000 in scholarships will be awarded out to ICCSD students through the ICCSD Foundation in 2020.

What We Do

Your Impact in 2018-2019


icon-smile1,185 kindergarten students to the Iowa Children’s Museum for KinderTales

Fine Arts

icon-books2,249 1st and 2nd graders heard from Bryan Collier during Visiting Author program and 1,118 5th graders learned about constellations through the M.C. Ginsberg Artist in Residence


icon-microscope3,422 1st – 3rd graders experienced Music in the Schools and 1,042 4th graders enjoyed Symphony Goes to School

School of the Wild

icon-trees1,084 6th graders participated in outdoor classroom experiences through School of the Wild

STEM and MakerSpaces

icon-microscope7 MakerSpaces and STEM teams competed across the nation!


icon-drama1,005 8th graders went to Hancher for LiveArts to learn about the performing arts…something they may choose to explore in high school

Our Sponsors

Shine Award Sponsors

…and YOU!

Thank you for contributing to our schools! You should have tremendous pride in our public schools and feel assured that our area children are receiving a top-notch education. Our community is better with these great schools and your gifts help ensure that this legacy continues.

Total Gifts to the District