Cupertino Educational Endowment Foundation (CEEF) is committed to supporting outstanding Public Education for students in the Cupertino Union School District (CUSD). CEEF works in partnership with CUSD, parents, and the community to raise funds for excellent educational programs that are beyond what is possible through federal and state funding.
Committed to Educational Excellence
CEEF is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1984. Led by a volunteer board of community leaders, our mission is to raise and leverage private support to provide stable, sustainable funding that ensures ongoing excellence and enriches the educational program for all students in the Cupertino Union School District.
We help CUSD continue to set the standard of quality for public education by supplementing public funds with private philanthropy. Over the last 35 years, CEEF has funded enhancement programs including classroom music, arts, math and technology; bolstered classroom excellence by supporting innovative professional development for teachers; and partnered with parents and the community to protect teachers’ jobs and sustain great education in CUSD.
Grant Opportunities and Recognition Awards
Sandy Liu Community Service Leadership Award – The Sandy Liu Community Service Leadership Award honors a member of our local community who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in service to the children of the CUSD. Nominations due by Monday, March 15. Nomination form and guidelines are available here. The recipient will be honored at a CUSD Board of Education meeting on April 22, 2021.
Patricia M. Lamson Endowment Fund for Reading Literacy Scholarship – The purpose of this scholarship is to honor exemplary instructional efforts in English Language Arts within CUSD. Applications due by Monday, March 15. Application and guidelines are available here.The 2021 recipients will be honored at a CUSD Board of Education meeting on April 22, 2021.
Innovative Technology Educator (ITE) Awards – CEEF recognizes the importance of supporting CUSD teachers in their efforts to explore and develop effective teaching practices, learning strategies, and assessment tools. We hope that this recognition will serve as an important means for increasing the exploration, creation, and sharing of “best practices” in the implementation and integration of instructional technology in the classroom.
Lucretia Van Horn Memorial Art Award – The purpose of this endowment is to celebrate the arts by recognizing outstanding middle school artists in the Cupertino Union School District.