Community Partnership Grants

2019–2020 Grants Applications are now closed
Check back in the Spring for 2020–2021 Opportunities

This program supports grants that enhance learning through community partnerships and targeted funding opportunities that extend CEF’s efforts in art, music, technology and other vital areas to bolster educational support services and enrich educational programming. The Foundation aims to fund proposals that develop and sustain valuable links with nonprofit organizations that share our commitment to support CUSD students and families. Proposals should be well-articulated with identifiable goals and a clear vision for collaborative education partnership(s) between nonprofit organizations and teachers, school sites, District-sponsored programs, or the general Claremont community.


2019–2020 Community Partnership Grant Recipients

Claremont After School Programs (CLASP) – $1,500

Project: Enhancing Learning Through STEAM Activities

CLASP will expand its after school enrichment and recreation activities to include STEAM activities for students at each of the five CLASP school sites. These activities will expose students to the creative process, meaningful collaboration, and unique ways to problem-solve. They will also provide hands-on learning experiences, show the different ways to value the arts, and will encourage girls to explore STEAM fields.

Claremont Heritage – $2,000

Project: 3rd Grade Local History Program

This program teaches 3rd grade history through a 3-component program: a) visits to each individual Claremont Unified 3rd grade classroom, b) a bus tour around Claremont with multiple stops, and c) a take home treasure hunt that will allow students to further explore Claremont beyond the limited time given on the bus tour.

Claremont Museum of Art – $1,000

Project: Project ARTstART

Project ARTstART will provide presentation opportunities and leadership skills for older students while delivering art appreciation and art-making activities for younger students, both during school hours and during after-school hours. By preparing high school aged youth art educators to work with their younger peers, CMA’s Project ARTstART is able to link the cultural resources in our community with school audiences.

Inland Valley Repertoire Theatre – $1,500

Project: Readers Theatre Drama Club

This project will enhance the language arts curriculum of 7th and 8th grade students, solving a need expressed by the El Roble English Department for “any strategy that we can use to help our students see, hear, and feel literature in addition to reading it”. This project will give 7th and 8th grade students tools that will allow them to connect more deeply with the characters in the English Language arts literature they are reading as part of their curriculum. Students will be guided through a series of theatre-related activities, games and exercises; use selections from the literature to create Readers Theatre scripts that the students will read and interpret; and direct and rehearse with the students to present a performance of scenes from the literature.