CEF Mission

The Concord Education Fund (CEF) is a nonprofit organization comprised entirely of Concord-Carlisle parents committed to supporting teachers who are eager to offer students an extraordinary educational experience. The Concord Education Fund makes possible novel teaching ideas, new learning initiatives, and innovative academic programs that require funding beyond the scope of either the PTG or the district school budget. Since its inception in 1994, the Concord Education Fund has awarded more than three million dollars in grants that have enriched student education at all Concord Public Schools (CPS) and Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS).

The Concord Education Fund’s sole purpose is to raise money and distribute it wisely. We accept grant applications from teachers, administrators, and curriculum specialists within the public school system as well as members of the Concord-Carlisle community working with a CPS/CCHS educator. CEF board members work with applicants to ensure that proposals are clearly defined, financially responsible, academically assessable, broadly beneficial, and consistent with the curriculum goals of the school system. Over the last twenty-five plus years CPS/CCHS educators have proposed grants that have ultimately enriched every area of Concord-Carlisle education at every grade level.

Because CEF relies on broad community participation, every gift counts. So show your support of public school education in Concord and Carlisle by contributing in any one of the following ways.

Participate in CEF Fundraising Appeals at a level that’s right for your family.

Give Now

Attend the CEF Fall Party and have some fun while contributing to a good cause. Or if you can’t attend, consider making a contribution to the event


Recognize an especially wonderful teacher or CPS/CCHS staff member, who has made a positive impact on your child’s education by giving to the Teacher Appreciation Drive

Thank a Teacher

And show your commitment to public school education by letting everyone know you ‘like’ the Concord Education Fund