Welcome to The NSSEO Foundation, Inc.,
a 501 (c)(3) Organization

The Foundation was established in December of 1991 and recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1993. The organizations purpose is to secure and channel resources to support and promote the educational programs and services for students served by the Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization. Funding includes Memorial Donations, Change for Kids (Staff), Corporate Grant Giving, Entertainment Book Sales, Spring Showcase of Arts and Crafts, and NSSEO “Garage Sale” technology recycling.

The NSSEO Foundation is pleased to have provided support for many “mini-grant” projects including:

  • Tactile graphics technology and amplification systems for students with visual or hearing challenges.
  • Multisensory literacy materials to bring literature alive for our students with the most significant disabilities.
  • Vocational projects to build job skills.
  • Full spectrum lighting to improve the learning environment for students with autism.
  • Computerized devices to provide voices for children who do not speak.
  • Software to generate therapy exercise programs for families to use at home.

Board of Directors

Bill Lloyd | President
Lynn Davis | Vice President
Sue Ramstedt | Treasurer
John Kurth | Secretary
Bob Hess | Director
LuAnn Kelly| Director
Cindy Marcinkowski | Director
Jim Platt | Director

    Make a difference now!  Donate to the NSSEO Foundation.


Support ↓


The NSSEO Foundation has begun a new initiative to support NSSEO’s development of an affiliation with the National Network of Partnership Schools.

The National Network of Partnership Schools was established in 1996 by Dr. Joyce Epstein and others at Johns Hopkins University. This network is designed to strengthen programs of school, family and community partnerships.

Mini-Grants ↓

Mini-Grants for 2012-2013

Mini-grant applications are accepted in September and October of each school year. Look for more
information to come on next years awards!

Mini-Grant Application

Donations ↓


Memorial gifts and donations are tax deductible and can be made by requesting an envelope from the Foundation at nsseofoundation@nsseo.org or the NSSEO Central Office at 799 W. Kensington Road, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056.


Give us a call at 847-463-8100.

Arts and Crafts ↓

Arts and Crafts


Spring Showcase:

The NSSEO Foundation is  pleased to announced the 42nd annual Spring Showcase of Arts and Crafts.
March 1 and 2, 2014
Kirk School
520 S Plum Grove Road
Palatine IL

Contact | showcase@nsseo.org


Seed Ballz↓

Seed Ballz


Hand-made by people with disabilities in the USA

All proceeds go to the NSSEO Foundation a 501(c)(3) charitable organization
which supports and promotes education programs for students served by the
Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization

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