Foundation 205 (formerly known as the D205 Foundation) is a privately funded non-profit organization dedicated to supporting innovation in education and the advancement of excellence in Elmhurst public schools.  We build partnerships across our community to  enhance the educational opportunities for students at every level throughout our district.


Gala 2022 will be held on February 5th!

Planning for has already begun!  We are looking at opportunities to host an in-person event again at Medinah Country Club and finding fun ways for families to participate from home.  Stay tuned and keep February 5th reserved!

Congratulations to our 2021 Art Contest Winners

Our winners' artwork is featured on custom Foundation 205 merchandise.      

2021 Art Contest Winner is 4th grader, Kaitlyn Fahey.


Kaitlyn Fahey - 4th


Addison Tomasetti - 6th

Notecard Winners

Evelyn Nelson - 5th

Kate Mathias - 2nd

Kaitlyn Nelson- 1st

Tia Chirayil - 3rd

Charlotte Nguyen - 3rd

Kyla O’Halloran - 5th

Siena Famartino - 1st

Yanira Rivas - 3rd

Ava Stockard - 5th

Vincent Zangan - 5th

Cyerra Cullen - 2nd

Nicholas Momotko - 5th

Meara Taylor - 5th

Bennett Messina - 5th

Jack Wilson- 3rd

Mae LeFevour - 4th

Michael Shermer - 7th

Ryan Fahy - 6th

Lucille Melzer - 6th

Anjalin Savio - 7th

Lucy Killik - 6th

Maya Poquette - 8th

Sophia Suerth - 10th

MacKenzie Petersen - 9th

Calendar Winners

Zoe Kircher - 5th

Maggie Richerson - 3rd

Emmet Thomson - 4th

Julia Mascheri - 5th

Lian Khan - 2nd

Faye Dayal - 4th

Nora Reidy - 5th

Nora Fromm - 5th

Heidi Siverts - 5th

Taylor Yungerman - 7th

Lillianna Costa - 7th

Allison Kocinski - 7th

Caroline Dorion - 11th

Ace Madigan- preschool

Sam Quinn- preschool

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    Order your 2021 Outdoor Holiday Tree today!

    Gather your friends and neighbors to take part in one of Elmhurst's most cherished holiday traditions!

    Order today for guaranteed pricing and availability HERE

    To find out if your neighborhood has a Tree Captain, click HERE

    Interested in becoming a Tree Captain?  Read our "Tree Captain 101" document HERE!  To submit your information as a Tree Captain for your neighborhood, please fill out this FORM.

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    We're proud to present our first annual Foundation 205 Impact Report.  We hope you'll take some time to learn more about how your donor dollars are creating impactful and lasting changes within District 205!

    Click here for the full 2020-21 Impact Report 


    Thank you for participating in our 2nd annual Impact for Education Award program.  This year, nearly 900 teachers will be recognized for their incredible work and over $17,000 was re-invested back into our 16 local Elmhurst business partners.

    With the help of students from the Transition Center, we will be packaging all the gift cards and personal notes to be delivered to teachers during the first week of May. 

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    Don't forget to support Foundation 205 through Amazon Smile- the same Amazon you know and love supports our schools with a donation for every eligible purchase.