Grants

grants

Accepting Grant Applications from March 17th until May 3rd 2021

Thank you for your interest in applying for a Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Literacy Fund Grant. Grant submission opens in the late Fall of each year.

The Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund for Literacy awards grants to individual educators or entire schools to promote a deeper understanding of literacy and provide enriched literacy opportunities for the learners within the Naperville community.

The Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund for Literacy supports grants to individual educators, or entire schools, in an effort to promote a deeper understanding and teaching of literacy, to enrich instructional programs, to provide opportunities to link literacy between the home and the school, and to lay foundations that will develop life-long readers. The Fund was established in 1996 by friends and family of the Nicaricos, faculty members at River Woods Elementary School and other staff members of Naperville Community Unit School District 203.
  • How clearly defined are the beliefs about literacy?
  • How clearly detailed is the grant description and purpose?
  • How closely does the grant support the mission statement and goals of the Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund for Literacy?
  • How clearly does the assessment plan reflect an opportunity for the applicants to deepen their understanding of literacy and provide enriched literacy opportunities for the learners within the Naperville community?

Grant submission opens in the late Fall of each year. (Due to 2020 pandemic, the Grant submissions will open in February of 2021). Click here to submit your grant.

congratulations to our 2019-2020 grant recipients!

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Our grants are awarded to individual educators or entire schools to promote a deeper understanding of literacy and provide enriched literacy opportunities for the learners within the Naperville community.