top of page

Home | Programs | CAEF Grant Program

CAEF Power of Centennial Grants

Providing funding for educational programs that supplement and enhance experiences within the Centennial School District.

The CAEF Annual Grants is now "CAEF Power of Centennial Grants" starting 2023.

CAEF has incorporated the POC(Power of Centennial) grants and the CAEF Annual Grants into one grant program. This rebranding and merging of our programs expands the reach of Power of Centennial and streamlines two grant processes into one.
Grant applications will now be accepted all year with two disbursements per year. Combining the two programs improves efficiency and increases more funds to be available annually.


Please review the guidelines and agreement before applying.

2023 Grant Application is OPEN

Grant Applications

  • CAEF accepts grant requests all year through the online CAEF Power of Centennial Grant Application.

  • Applications received on or before March 15th will be reviewed, and funding awarded in April. Applications received on or before October 15th will be reviewed, and funding awarded in November/December. 

  • Individuals or groups applying to receive funding from the Centennial Area Education Foundation must provide benefits to the Centennial School District Community. 

  • Requests consistent with the Foundation’s mission and focus areas will be considered for funding. The Board of Directors’ very strong preference is to encourage multiple sources of funding of activities and programs when available—not just from CAEF. 

  • Programs and activities should generally supplement and enhance experiences within the Centennial School District community, not replace what is or should be provided by the District as part of its normal budgeting process. 

  • The Grant Review Committee will review and evaluate grant requests and the CAEF Board will make final approval decisions. Decisions are made based upon criteria established by the Board and available funds.

  • Grant Applicants will be notified by email regarding the status of their request .

  • CAEF does not generally support transportation, food, salaries, or capital asset purchases within our grant awards, because they are outside of the foundation’s scope and mission. Feel free to inquire if you have any specific questions.

Grant Recipient Agreement

  • Individuals and groups receiving financial support from the Foundation are expected to provide a completed Post-Grant Evaluation Form to the Board of Directors at the conclusion of the activity or project.  

  • Foundation policy and Internal Revenue Service regulations require that funds be returned to the Foundation for activities that are not completed. 

  • The funds must be used within 12 months of award. 

  • Publications and/or communications related to the funded project must list Centennial Area Education Foundation as a sponsoring organization.

  • Recipients must agree that CAEF can communicate or publicize the Grantee as a recipient, the purposes of the grant, and the intended benefits derived from the grant.  If requested, Grantee will also make a presentation to the CAEF Board.

CAEF proudly awarded a record $26,513 in grants during our 2022 spring cycle! 

2022 Grant Awards

  • ​Reading and Learning - Summer Enrichment Program ($3,000)

  • Community School Supplies Project ($3,000)

  • CHS Empowering Young Women: Building Healthy Relationships ($500)

  • Powerpack Program ($1,250.00)

  • CHS Peer Leadership Training ($1,000)

  • Operation No Limits ($3,200)

  • Centennial Robotics Continuation and Growth ($2,250)

  • CMS STEM Clock Project ($1,000)

  • Preschool Kinder Konzerts ($750)

  • Joint Sponsorship for Rotary Youth Exchange Program ($1,200)

  • CMS Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change ($340)

  • CMS Hydroponics Lab Organizer ($600)

  • RLE Storyworks Reading Magazine Program ($933.90)

  • RLE Hatching Baby Chicks in the Classroom ($298.57)

  • CMS Media Center - Social & Emotional Learning Support ($750)

  • CHS Gay Straight Alliance - Q-Quest Seminar ($250)

  • Community Ed Somali Culture Overview & Experience ($350)

  • Kids Club - Summer Cardio Drumming ($661.10)

  • CALC Outdoor Classroom Support ($400)

  • ECSE Portable Classroom Divider ($642.85)

  • CHS Cougar Strength Technology ($3,050)

  • CVE Kindergarten STEM Support ($1,087)

bottom of page