In carrying out its mission, the Cabrillo Education Foundation is committed to enriching educational excellence in our local public schools through fundraising and community outreach.

Cabrillo Education Foundation (CEF) is led by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of corporate and community leaders who donate their time and talent to helping fund the quality education these students deserve.

As your donations of all sizes come in each year, the endowment principal keeps growing, resulting in ever-increasing annual allocations to our schools.

Latest News

  • CEF is pleased to announce that we have allocated $168,000 for the 2015/2016 school year. The grants fund projects at all grade levels in every school in the district, including literacy professional development and materials, science instruction/collaboration and equipment, Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Computer Science, and music education for elementary students. These programs were chosen to target and improve student achievement in technology, science, reading and writing, and critical thinking. CEF has now awarded over $1,000,000 to local public schools. Read more here.
  • Our endowment fund has given out over $500,000 in just three years to support initiatives in science, literacy, teacher professional development, computer science, music and more. Read more here.

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The Big Lift

CEF is excited to join our partners as co-lead in bringing The Big Lift literacy initiative to our CUSD students. The goal of The Big Lift is to build reading proficiency among young children, a key to future academic success. CEF was recognized for our continued commitment and funding of K-3 Literacy as well as our sustainable endowment model.

Please see the most recent announcement about the Big Lift's impact on our students from Superintendent Tony Roehrick. To learn more about the Big Lift, please click here.


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