pdf file: 2017 new Brochure about the GAF 

Geneva Academic Foundation


GAF: Providing a Bridge to our Future by Enriching the Classroom  

We are enriching the educational experience of our children by providing a bridge to meet the common objectives between the District 304 Administrators, Educational Staff, Teachers, Students, Parents, Community, and the Businesses of Geneva through our dedication to service, leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit.   


Geneva Academic Foundation (GAF) strives to provide students new educational experiences, ideas, and opportunities by funding grants for technology, services, programs and equipment for teachers, schools and classrooms throughout Geneva Community school District 304, grades K through 12.   


The grants are based upon teacher requests for their classrooms.  These innovative and supplemental educational resources provide benefits to students at each school in Geneva.   

The Geneva Academic Foundation is an independent, 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization led by an all - volunteer board.  We seek sources of private funding to support this mission. We raise money with a variety of fundraisers throughout the year for items beyond the scope of taxpayer funding including annual grants, scholarships and an endowment fund. 

We are dedicated to enriching the educational experience of our children through the advancement of relationships, partnerships, membership and stewardship.


To reach our Mission, We Value: 

  • Relationships … with the Parents, Community, Businesses, District Administration, Educational Staff, School Board, Alumni, Teachers, Students

  • Partnerships … with Geneva District304 and other organizations

  • Membership … individuals donating time, talent, or resources to our mission

  • Stewardship … ownership of our mission


Since 1987, the role of the GAF in Geneva has been to provide an ongoing bridge to academic enrichment for all students across all schools in the district. We provide larger funding to projects aligned with all District 304 schools and not funded by tax dollars, as compared to the PTOs and Booster clubs which are aligned with individual schools.