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Run for the Schools Raises Over $68,000!

 Over $68,000 was raised this year for ICCSD schools at the annual Run for the Schools on Sunday, October 16!! Thanks to all our ICCSD students and families for their hard work and training for the run!  Shimek Elementary Sharks were presented with the 1st Place RFTS Torch Trophy for having the highest percentage of participating students, with Hoover and Lincoln Elementaries a very close second and third.                       View race results.

Symphony Goes to School Performance

All District fourth graders were treated to a performance by the Cedar Rapids Symphony on November 15.  The Symphony Goes to School program, bringing a live music experience to our students, began in 2006.

Academic Booster Club

abc_logo_web_150 Who’s All in for our Schools!   You can be by joining the Academic Booster Club (ABC) which supports Visiting Author, Symphony Goes to School, and School of the Wild, as well as secondary school STEM initiatives! Individual and family annual memberships are $10. Business annual memberships are $100.  Click on the ABC apple to donate now or look for a mail in form with your registration materials.

Happy Anniversary to Us!


This November marks 35 years of making a difference in our schools for the ICCSD Foundation!  Thank you to you, our donors, who have supported our efforts every step of the way!

Read Our Story!


Check your mail or click on our book above for the story of how we came to be 35 years ago and what we continue to be able to support in our schools because of you!  Help us continue to turn the pages in this story of learning and discovery by donating today!

November Shine Awards

Congratulations to these three teachers who were recognized with Shine Awards winners in November!  Thank you NXT Bank for making this possible! Click on the picture to find out all the ICCSD staff who have received Shine Awards this school year.

 2015 Annual Report

Front cover digital annual reportWould you like to see how your support has made a difference in the lives of more than 13,000 students in our community? View the ICCSD Foundation’s Annual Report 2015.


Welcome to the Iowa City Community School District Foundation website. With the tremendous support of our communities, we are able to create a solid foundation for the children of the future. Explore our site to find out how to donate, the programs we help fund, stories from people who donate, and all the ways you can join to help us build the future!

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Staff Campaign Kicks Off

During the 2016-17 ICCSD Staff Giving Campaign, staff are being asked to pledge $1 a month to the ICCSD Foundation and United heart-of-giving-pictureWay to support our students in and out of the classroom.  Campaign forms are due by Friday, December 9.

 LiveArts @Hancher 2016

PrintNew this school year! All 8th graders in the District experienced a live arts performance of Step Afrika! at Hancher in October!  Any Given Child is spearheading this out of classroom experience.

Author Visit in October

finding-fortune-lo-resIowa City author Delia Ray visited with ICCSD 5th and 6th graders this year to discuss her writing and books.  Ms. Ray has published three non-fiction books about American history and four novels for young readers. Hills Bank sponsors the Visiting Author program. 

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