About Us

What We Fund

Providing Support Now!
For the Current Student Body & Faculty

In addition to growing our endowment for future generations, the purpose of the annual grant program is to provide support for projects not funded or not fully funded by the school budget. To date CFEF has provided almost $200,000 in funding for projects for teachers and students. CFEF seeks to fund projects within the District that:

  • Enrich the lives and expand the minds of students by enhancing learning experiences.
  • Promote partnerships and interaction between the community and the school.
  • Have a broad student impact and support the District mission of empowering students to achieve their goals, direct their lives, and contribute to the community.
  • Strengthen the District’s cultural initiatives.

Grants of any amount are considered. The application can be found on our SPREAD THE WORD page.  Students, parents, faculty and community members are all welcome to submit funding requests.

CFEF has funded programs such as:


Daily Teaching System Using USA Today
COSI on Wheels
Great Lakes Theater School Residency Program
After School Tutoring/Enrichment Program
Internet Workshop
Spring Musical
National Debate League Tournament
After School Tutoring
Great Lakes Theater School Residency Program
COSI on Wheels
Daily Teaching System
Sands Select Choir
COSI Science of Sports
Guided Reading Workshop for Teachers
Great Lakes Theater School Residency Program
Science Technology/Wind Tunnel
Town Hall Lecture Series
Satellite TV/Foreign Languages
Kindergarten Early Reading Program
Song Writing Residency
Art Educational Resource Center
Select Choir
National Conference of Mathematics Teachers
USA Today Teaching Method
Graduate Course in France
Attend National Spelling Bee
Summer Spanish Camp
Peer Care Workshop
Debate Tournaments
Student Produced Drama Show
Spring Musical
Great Lakes Theater School Residency Program
Microscope Study Using Video
Select Choir
School Radio Station
Spanish Summer Camp
Debate Team Summer Institute
Great Lakes Theater Drama
Select Choir
Gurney Preschool Educational Supplies
Destination Imagination
Eryn Whistler – Teacher Grant
Great Lakes Theater
Spanish Summer Camp
Spring Musical
Operation Montserrat
Time for Kids Exploring
Spring Musical
Spanish Camp
Great Lakes Theater
Operation Montserrat
Classroom Jeopardy
Roland Keyboard
Eating Disorders Seminar
Debate Institute
Summer Mathematics Academy
School WeatherNet Classroom
Distance Learning Lab
Responsive Classroom Training
Writing/Thinking Seminar
Silk Screen Equipment
Projectors and Laptops
Document Cameras
Deep-Draw Kit
Setting the Stage
Destination Imagination
Strings Concert
Language Workshop
AP Spanish Textbooks
Understanding By Design
Summer Writer’s Conference
Curriculum Mapper
Understanding By Design
Academic Buzzers
Understanding by Design
Social Studies Grant
Teacher Egypt Trip
Computers – Macbooks
Literacy Day
Chinese student visit
Digital camera for art class
Books for Writer’s Workshop
Writer’s workshop
Curriculum Development and Brain Breaks
Today’s Classroom Workshop-Bards College
South Africa trip
iPads for Intermediate School
Author Visit (Pearsall) – reading and writing
Prism Grant
Student Board Grant for Clickers
Learning Center
Gurney Playground
Up with People
School Water Dispenser
Art Kiln
Yoga certification for Tiger Times Enrichment
Debate Club – Harvard Tournament
Donation for Mark Shapiro Speech
Great Lakes Theatre Program
Robots for Tiger Times Robotics Class
Teacher Scholarship for Gifted Students Training
Speech and Debate – Stanford Tournament
Sphero Robot Ball for SPARK Gurney Coding Club
Ohio Arts Council’s Artist in Residency Program
Prism Grant
Innovation Center
Great Lakes Theatre Program