This endowed fund is managed by the Community Foundation and supports the mission of the Montgomery County Educational Foundation to provide financial support to enable students, teachers, and administrators to discover, advance, and enhance educational opportunities.
The MCEF's goals are to:
- Seek and develop avenues for businesses, individuals, and organizations to contribute to MCPS.
- Provide opportunities beyond the scope of available public resources in preschool through 12th grade.
- Provide resources for creativity and innovative programs and materials.
- Strengthen educational leadership to improve student achievement.
Since 2012, the MCEF has awarded $192,000 in grants to Montgomery County schools.
Contributions to this fund, as well as those made directly to the MCEF, are used to provide grants of approximately $250 to $1,000 to projects that provide educational opportunities above and beyond what is available through public school funding.
The MCEF solicits applications and awards grants twice a year. Information on the MCEF grant program can be found here.