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Classroom Grants

What We Do

Our classroom grant program recognizes the incredible ideas our teachers and staff have for their students to experience learning in a new way! To date, we have awarded more than $118,500 to teachers and staff in Cabarrus County Schools.

All CCEF grant programs use a competitive grant selection process to identify the best proposals for funding :

  • David Fitts Community Service Classroom Grant presents up to $1,000 to teachers that expands classroom learning opportunities for students while also incorporating the students giving back to the community through their learning.
  • Ellis Jewelers Career Exploration Classroom Grant will present up to $600 to fund opportunities that introduce students to pursue careers that do not require a college degree, but allow them to make a good wage with less expensive education options.
  • Tea with Rex Authoring Classroom Grant will present up to $500 to fund an opportunity for students to experience the authoring process.
  • PK-12th Classroom Grant awards up to $500 annually to teachers to provide innovative new learning experiences for their students.
  • Surprise Holiday Classroom Grant spreads good cheer at the holidays to teachers by funding a few classroom grants that were not funded during the fall award cycle. Our #GivingTuesday campaign goes to support this effort.

Last year’s Classroom Grant awards funded 66 innovative instructional activities supporting a variety of activities including robotics, a student-built traverse wall and disc golf course, an aquaponics system, and many more…

More than 107 educators at 32 schools across the district were celebrated at the grant awards reception in November. Each grant winner is also recognized at a staff meeting at their individual school where a representative from the foundation presents a poster to acknowledge their accomplishment and celebrate with their peers.



Past Grant Highlights

Surprised Rachael Gregor Receiving Grant