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Upcoming Events

Double Your Gift in April!

UICCU members can double their donation to the schools through UICCU’s Give and Grow Initiative. Hurry, this opportunity only lasts through April!

EEB Breakfast May 11

Our annual Education is Everybody’s Business Breakfast celebrating our donors and the year’s accomplishments will be held May 11 at the Celebration Farm.  The featured guest speaker will be U of I Football Coach, Kirk Ferentz.  Click to become a SPONSOR or to purchase TICKETS.

Spring Dine Out April 6

Thank you to all who DINED on Thursday, April 6th to raise money for our schools and to all our Dine Out for Education restaurants!  How fortunate we are to have true support for our schools throughout our community!

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.

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!

February Shine Awards

Shine Awards, sponsored by Nanci Kohl State Farm, were presented to City High, West High, and North Central Junior High staff in February.  Click on the picture to see 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!

Why Meg Smollen Supports the ICCSD Foundation . . .

 Staples Awards Grant

The ICCSD Foundation has been awarded a $500 grant by Staples Foundation as part of 2 Million & Change philanthropic initiative. This money will be used to support our School of the Wild program.

 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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