What CEF Is All About
CEF ignites the power of community to fuel access, innovation, and excellence with the Chandler Unified School District. Our annual campaigns, activities, and initiatives provide supplemental funding for classroom resources, teacher training, scholarships and more!
Through the generosity of our donor community, the Chandler Education Foundation supports the growth of students, teachers, and staff across our district. Your participation in one of our campaigns or events will help fund a classroom need, engage teachers in advanced education, or perhaps jump-start a student's college education.
Get involved today to ensure CUSD remains the premier district of choice.
Chandler Education Foundation Core Programs
CUSD staff who wish to pursue additional certification or professional development may apply for the CEF Lifelong Learning Scholarship - generously funded through support from the Subaru Superstore of Chandler.
CEF provides a portfolio of scholarships for students graduating from Chandler Unified high schools, awarding nearly $200,000 each year to promising students. Scholarships range in value from $500 to $3,000 with varying criteria and are evaluated and awarded through committees of donors, volunteers, CEF Board members, and CUSD staff.
Fifth grade students from six Title I schools in CUSD are offered the opportunity to attend a three-week "college" program at Chandler Gilbert Community College. This unique program helps to break down barriers, build confidence, and introduce students to higher education options.
Funded through our annual Cash For Classrooms campaign, CEF distributes over 100 grants each year to teachers and administrators across the district. Grants provide everything from supplemental resources to innovative technologies - all designed to enhance student learning and access to opportunities.
IMPACT Chandler Scholars program is recognition initiative to facilitate students' involvement in the local community and celebrate academic excellence. Students who complete the program receive academic honors at graduation and are eligible for the IMPACT scholarship.
How We Measure Success
Our success is measured by the number of people we help and the quality of programs and services we support. These programs are fueled by our dedicated staff, caring volunteers and generous donors like you.