Grants & Scholarships

Grants & Scholarships

"This is the most transformative work I have done in my nearly 20 years of teaching."

Jacque McElvy, 6th Grade Teacher, Mountain View Elementary School
2018–2019 Teacher Innovation Grant Recipient

School Site Block Grants

Supporting Claremont Public Schools!

Claremont Educational Foundation exists to help Claremont schools excel because we believe that improving our schools, improves our community. We work to close the gap left in state funding and help protect Claremont Unified School District’s priorities by granting, to every school, every school year, funds to support art, music, and technology programs. Since 1991, we have been able to grant over $3.5 million to Claremont schools and with the support of volunteers, community members, business partners, we will work continuously to ensure the success of this program for years to come.

Learn more about this year's School Site Block Grants

Total School Site Grants for 2019–2020: $151,820

Teacher Innovation Grants

Teachers! Kickstart Your Innovative Ideas Here!

CEF believes in supporting CUSD’s top-notch educational staff and nurturing a space where innovative ideas can develop and flourish. In this spirit, CEF is excited to fund small grants for creative projects that engage students in high-impact learning opportunities. Teachers and principals in CUSD are eligible to apply. The focus of these grants is enhancing access to creative, project-based learning for CUSD students. Projects may align with CEF’s traditional areas of focus (art, music, and technology) or explore other subject areas (humanities, sciences, etc). Teachers may apply individually; groups of teachers may submit a proposal together for a collaborative school-site or grade-level project, or principals may submit a proposal for a school-wide project. Partnerships with community groups on projects that hold promise for enhancing learning in CUSD are welcome. Application period is open each Spring to early Fall.

See this year's Teacher Innovation Grant Recipients.

Total Teacher Innovation Grants for 2019–2020: $15,847

Community Partnership Grants

Become a Community Educational Partner!

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. Application period is open each Spring to early Fall.

See this year's Community Partnership Grant Recipients.

Total Community Partnership Grants for 2019–2020: $6,000

Student Scholarships

Focusing on Continuing Educational Successes

Claremont Educational Foundation believes a high quality K-12 educational experience will help prepare students for a lifetime of success and supporting the students who choose to continue their education after high school graduation can help ensure that success. Because of this, CEF administers a limited amount fo college scholarship programs for students graduating from Claremont High School and San Antonio High School. Each spring, graduating seniors from these schools are invited to apply for $1,000-$5,000 scholarships focused on music, community service, and outstanding personal personal character traits with a strong commitment to education. Application period is open each Spring with scholarship announcement just prior to graduation.

See last year's Scholarship Recipients.

Total Amount of Students Scholarships Administered in 2019: $12,000

Other Opportunities

Supporting the Fundraising Efforts in Our Community

Claremont Educational Foundation makes an effort to support the fundraising efforts of other organizations within our community. Each year, we provide an opportunity for CUSD school booster groups and local non-profit organizations to sell tickets for our Annual Toyota Prius Raffle in exchange for receiving a portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold. The amount received by the organization is determined through a tiered process with organizations receiving increasingly larger portions for the more tickets sold. We also often partner with these and other organizations for additional mutually-beneficial fundraising efforts and events. Each school year, CEF also offers limited in-kind donations of tickets to our various fundraising events for use in auctions and opportunity drawings. Please see our FAQs for details.