Fund-a-Need offers an opportunity for you to connect with our students’ needs. District 129 Public Schools teachers and staff use Fund-A-Need to promote programs and events which benefit their students.

It’s so easy to help fund one of these programs. Individual donors browse through the proposals, select a proposal they want to fund, either fully or partially; then click and become the benefactor for an exciting and enriching program.

Volunteers from the A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools work closely with District 129 to review all proposals. Donors will receive thank you notes from the classroom as well as a receipt from the Foundation for their sponsorship.

Partial donations for Grants are accepted if you are unable to Fund-A-Need in full. Your tax-deductible contribution will go far to enrich the education of students in West Aurora School District 129.


To make a request to the A+Foundation for a fund-a-need, please click here.


Fund-A-Need Highlight

Psychology Program

With the generous contribution from the A+ Foundation and the Sherry Eagle Endowment Fund, the West Aurora High School psychology program will be able to purchase materials needed to benefit a greater understanding of psychological principles and mental health. The psychology program at West High consists of 4 Advanced Placement and 6 General year-long courses with approximately 300 students, many who plan to major in or work in fields related to psychology. In addition, we work closely with organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (Kane-DeKalb-Kendall counties), Suicide Prevention Services of America, as well as the psychology departments of Aurora University and Illinois State University.

Freeman Camp Edwards


A+ Foundation,

Thank you for the Fund-A-Need grant approval you recently gave to Freeman Elementary School Fourth Grade.  We used the funds for our recent Outdoor Education trip to Camp Edwards in East Troy, Wisconsin. Toward hosting Randy the Reptile Man, a local herpetologist who comes to Camp Edwards with an array of reptiles from small frogs and salamanders, to snakes and snapping turtles.  The students very much enjoyed his presentation and getting to learn about animal adaptations in a (gentle) hands-on way.  We also used a portion of the funds to provide camp scholarships to three students in need.  We greatly appreciate your ongoing commitment to providing high quality educational experiences to our students in West Aurora.


The Freeman Fourth Grade Team

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A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools. 

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A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools
c/o Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
111 W. Downer Place, Suite 312
Aurora, IL 60506

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