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 $3.8 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 2022–2023: $165,415

Student Impact Grants

CUSD Educators...Kickstart Your Impactful Ideas Here!

CEF believes in supporting CUSD’s top-notch educational staff and nurturing a space where innovative and impactful 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.

Learn more about Student Impact Grants.

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 scholarships focused on outstanding personal personal character traits and a strong commitment to education. Application period is open each Spring with scholarship announcement just prior to graduation.

Learn more about CEF Scholarships.

Total Amount of Students Scholarships Administered in 2022: $5,000

Don F. Fruechte Fund

Provides financial assistance to Claremont High School (CHS) Theatre Students in need who wish to attend the International Thespian Festival (ITF) and participate in performing arts programs and events.

In partnership with the Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF), a group of CHS Theatre alumni has established the Don F. Fruechte Fund to provide need-based financial assistance to CHS theater students who wish to attend the ITF and participate in performing arts programs and events. The group’s long-term goal is to raise $100,000 for the Fund named in honor of CHS’s first theater director.

The ITF is the country’s premier summer teen theater festival. A once-a-year event, it brings together more than 4,000 students from the United States, plus hundreds of Thespians from around the world. This educational program celebrates the work of theater students, giving them the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on prepared theatrical material, technical design, plays, and short films, and recognizing their achievements on local, regional, and international stages.

The fund is administered by CEF. Donations are tax-deductible.

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Annual scholarship grants will be administered by the Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF).

Don F. Fruechte Fund Committee

Michael (Krieger) Alden CHS '74, Kathee Hennigan Bautista CHS '72, Martin Howard CHS '75, Kathy Kilsby CHS '75

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.

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