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Cash for Classrooms Enrichment Grants

At the Chandler Education Foundation (CEF), we know that the best ideas come from those closest to the students. Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) teachers are brimming with innovative concepts to enhance learning, and CEF is here to turn those ideas into reality.

Each year, CEF invites educators from across the district to apply for Enrichment Grants, offering up to $3,000 per grant award, to bring their creative visions to life. These grants support unique resources and experiences that make learning more engaging and impactful, directly benefiting student engagement and academic outcomes.

Our grant applications are carefully reviewed by a diverse team including CEF board members, staff, and CUSD leaders. The most compelling applications, those that clearly meet student needs and demonstrate the potential for significant impact, are awarded based on available funding. Grant winners are announced each October by the 'Woohoo Patrol', which makes surprise visits to the winning classrooms.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to the dedicated educators who strive to go beyond the basics by applying for the Cash for Classrooms grants. Your commitment, coupled with the generous support of our community donors and corporate partners, allows CEF to champion innovative learning experiences, state-of-the-art facilities, and cutting-edge classroom materials. 

Check out this article about the 2023-2024 Cash For Classrooms Grant Awards. 


Grant Application

Cash for Classrooms grant applications can be submitted through the CEF application platform. 

For the 2024-2025 academic year, grant applications will open on July 29 and close for evaluation on August 23. Grant awards of up to $3,000 are available for resources supporting classroom, grade, or whole school initiatives. 

Note that applications for books, supplementary materials, or technology must have pre-approval to ensure compliance with CUSD, state and federal guidelines. For pre-approval, please visit this page

We know our teachers are busy guiding, instructing, and grading so we purposefully keep the application short. Staff can draft and save their applications, gathering information to help the committee make their decisions, until they are ready to submit.

The lucky recipients will be notified via the Woohoo Patrol in October. 

Should you have any questions regarding the Cash For Classrooms campaign, grant applications, or funding please contact CEF by phone at 480-224-3030 or by email. 

Past Woohoo Patrol Awarding Grants

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