Cabarrus County Education Foundation


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Over $50,000 has been awarded to teachers in Cabarrus County public schools to expand classroom learning opportunities for students. The Classroom Grant Program boost teachers impact by allowing them to expand, innovate and reinvent what an education can be. Grants up to $500 are awarded annually to teachers selected through a competitive grant process. The David Fitts Community Service Classroom Grant is available again this year and will present $1,000 to a teacher for a classroom grant  that also includes a community service aspect to the project.

Last year, 60 teachers received grants. Students experienced real life STEM applications through robotics, a school-wide hands-on study of the aerospace industry, creating African instruments, building and breaking bridges, outdoor learning gardens and many more! The impact on students not only impacts their current learning, but helps expose them to new ideas and even potential careers. Below are a few incredible highlight stories from this past year.

Rocky River Horticultural Garden                                      A Global Virtual World                                     Monster Mash


These inspiring stories only happen because of you! Classroom grants are funded through the generous donations of our sponsors. Each year, the number of applications for grants exceeds the available funds available. Your support can help spur more innovation throughout Cabarrus County by investing in the people who make our education system run. Click here to support teachers and students through the Cabarrus County Education Foundation with a tax-deductible gift. 


David Fitts Community Service Classroom Grant
This amazing classroom grant opportunity honors the memory of David Fitts, a 2015 Central Cabarrus High School graduate, who recently passed away in a car accident. We are thankful to Chick-fil-A Concord Commons, with support from David's family, for sponsoring this special classroom grant.

Grant Amount: up to $1,000

Who is Eligible? Teachers and staff who work with children on a daily basis from the following schools: Patriots Elementary, Pitts School Road Elementary, R. Brown McAllister Elementary, Rocky River Elementary, Weddington Hills Elementary, Wolf Meadow Elementary, CC Griffin Middle, H.E. Winkler Middle, JN Fries Middle, Central Cabarrus High, Jay M. Robinson High.

Selection Criteria: Grant proposals will be judged on innovation, creativity, sustainability, and alignment with Cabarrus County schools goals and curriculum standards. In addition, the project must have some type of community service aspect to the project.

Classroom Grants

Grant Amount: up to $500

Who is Eligible? Teachers and staff  from any public school in Cabarrus County that works with children on a daily basis.

Selection Criteria: Grant proposals will be judged on innovation, creativity, low cost/high impact ratio, sustainability, and alignment with Cabarrus County schools goals and curriculum standards. 

Grant Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
Click here to download the application in PDF.
Click here to download the application in MS Word.

Grant applications are considered and reviewed by a selection committee comprised of district staff, administration and Foundation members. Applicants who are granted funding, receive their checks at a recognition ceremony in the Board Room of the CCS Education Center on November 2, 2017.

To learn more about being a corporate sponsor for this program and/or have questions about the application process, please call Amy Gough, CCEF Executive Director, at 704.262.6246 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Please support the Cabarrus County Education Foundation. To donate, contact Amy Gough at