Our Mission…

We invest in educators and students by supporting creativity, innovation, and excellence in Champaign and Urbana public schools.

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Kenwood Sarah Zilis with students Check out the CUSF 2021-22 Teacher Grant Recipients! Thank You to our Community Partners! See photos from the 2021 365 Club Breakfast Joseph Pickell Joseph Pickell receives Mann-Hankel Teaching Excellence Award Darienne C Sanchez Darienne Ciuro Sanchez receives
Gene Amberg Excellence in
Teaching Award

Strong Foundation. Promising Future.

CU Schools Foundation is an independent, non-profit corporation designed to enhance the quality of education in Champaign-Urbana through community support of the public schools. The Foundation’s goal is to make a difference in our public schools by providing valuable new opportunities for our students and teachers.

As of FY20, CUSF has funded over $2 million of locally-raised dollars to our schools, through grants, targeted gifts, scholarships and endowed funds.