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CAEF Power of Centennial Grants

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

Starting in 2023, CAEF Annual Grants became "CAEF Power of Centennial Grants".
POC(Power of Centennial) grants and CAEF Annual Grants are one program. Grant applications are accepted all year with two disbursements per year.

Please review the guidelines and agreement before applying.

2023 Grant Application

Grant Applications

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

  • SPRING CYCLE: Applications received between October 16th and March 15th will be reviewed with funding awarded in April.

  • FALL CYCLE: Applications received between March 16th and October 15th will be reviewed with 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 CAEF's mission and focus areas will be considered for funding. The Board of Directors’ very strong preference is to encourage multiple sources of funding for 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, evaluate, and recommend grant funds to the CAEF Board who then approves final funding amounts. Decisions are made based upon grant guidelines and criteria established, and available funds.

  • Grant applications must have a principal/supervisor approval.

  • 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 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

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

  • Individuals and groups receiving financial support from the CAEF 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 CAEF for activities that are not completed.

  • Publications and/or communications related to the funded project must list Centennial Area Education Foundation (CAEF) 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 awarded $13,259.68 in teacher grants during the 2023 spring cycle!
Congratulations to the following programs.

Spring 2023 Grants

  • BHE StoryWorks Reading Enrichment, Grade 5 ($1,307.46)

  • CMS Books that Celebrate Diversity ($250)

  • CMS DCD Student Switch-a-Rama ($612.22)

  • CALC Outdoor Classroom ($500)

  • Centennial Robotics Club ($3,180)

  • Centerville Elementary First Grade Art ($1,000)

  • CHS DCD Prom Alternative Activities ($450)

  • CHS Centennial GSA Minnesota Q-Quest Event ($250)

  • Comm. Education Reading and Learning through the Summer ($3,500)

  • ECFE Mental Health & Play Conference 2023 ($1,000)

  • ECSE Early Literacy ($450)

  • Golden Lake Elementary Books for Life Skills ($360)

  • Kids Club Glow Rooms ($350)

  • World Culture Club ($400)

2022 Grants Awarded

  • ​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)

  • 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)

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