District 204's Indian Prairie Educational Foundation was recently the recipient of a $5,000 gift from the Walmart Foundation. Read the full press release below:
Indian Prairie Educational Foundation recently received a $5,000 contribution to assist and support student’s back to school needs. The grant – which was given to the non-profit organization through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program – will work to provide students with school supplies necessary to thrive in District 204.
“The Walmart Foundation is very pleased to be supporting the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation, and are committed to helping those in need in the communities where we serve,” said Greg Szarzynski, the Walmart store manager in Naperville. “Through this grant, we are hopeful that the students in District 204 have the necessary schools supplies to surpass their education goals.”
The contribution to the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation was made possible through the Walmart Foundation’s Illinois State Giving Program. Through this program, the Walmart Foundation supports organizations that create opportunities so people can live better. The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program strives to award grants that have a long-lasting, positive impact on communities across the U.S.
Last year in Illinois, Walmart, Sam’s Club locations and the Walmart Foundation awarded more than $24 Million to local organizations.
To be considered for support, perspective grantee organizations must submit applications through the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program’s online grant application. Applicants must have a current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in order to meet the program’s minimum eligibility criteria. Additional information about the program’s funding guidelines and application process are available online at www.walmartfoundation.org/stategiving.