Cabrillo Education Foundation (CEF) is a non-profit organization that operates independently - but in partnership with - the Cabrillo Unified School District for the benefit of enriching educational excellence for the students attending our local public schools.
We champion success for Coastside public school students.
Our Core Values
CEF will serve as a trusted steward of the coastside community by adhering to a clear set of core values that will guide our focus, actions, and decision-making.
CEF is an advocate and co-lead in The Big Lift, a ground-breaking national demonstration model and grant program that has brought millions of dollars to our community to improve preschool literacy.
CEF does not receive this money. CEF’s role as advocate provided a $50,000 required community cash grant match and a sustainable source of funds to continue literacy gains through 3rd grade.
CEF has developed partnerships with major community organizations, including CUSD, Coastside Children’s Programs, and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, in order to advance literacy and college and career readiness.
CEF has funded the expansion of AVID from 6th-12th grade to prepare students for college and career.
CEF is providing Faculty/Student Innovation grants to inspire cutting edge transformations in teaching and technology.
Proceeds from CEF’s endowment continue to sustain high quality academic programs in Literacy, College & Career Readiness and Learning & Enrichment for our students.
CEF’s endowment fund benefits every school in the Cabrillo Unified School District and approximately $1,000,000 has been allocated since funding began in 2012. CEF is a nimble, big-picture partner to the district to ensure Coastside students have a K-12+ academic experience that is coordinated and enriched. The CEF endowment fund supports initiatives in literacy, professional development, science, computer science and more.
For the 2019/2020 school year, CEF has allocated $144,500 for:
The Big Lift is a San Mateo County based strategic plan that provides a pathway to proficient reading by third grade.
- Big Lift Preschool & Inspiring Summers: $30,000
College and Career Readiness:
CEF is partnering with CUSD to bring the national award winning AVID curriculum for College and Career Readiness courses to both the middle and high schools. For the first time it will now be a 6th-12th grade program so that all our students develop the critical thinking and organizational skills to be prepared for and successful in college. CEF is also funding Science classes and instructor collaboration time of integrated curriculum for elementary through high school.
- AVID 6th Grade and 12th: $25,000
- 5th Grade Science Specialist: $71,500
- Science Teacher Collaboration: $10,000
CEF is seeking to inspire new innovations and providing eight $1000 grants for CUSD student/faculty sponsored innovations.
- Faculty/Student Innovation Grants: $8,000
Past Years Allocations
Download the PDF to view the results for the $211,100 CEF allocated for the 2018/19 school year.
Download the PDF to view the results for the $172,018 CEF allocated for the 2017/18 school year.
Download the PDF to view the results for the $175,500 CEF allocated for the 2016/17 school year.
Download the PDF to view the results for the $180,000 CEF allocated for the 2015/16 school year.
Download the PDF to view the results for the $145,000 CEF allocated for the 2014/15 school year.