student reading a book on stairs

students doing chemistry

CAEEF was created in 2015 to benefit the students, staff and schools of the Crawford AuSable School District. The board of directors set an initial goal of $1 million to raise and invest and then use interest generated for college scholarships for seniors and grants for projects and programs in pre-K-12th grade classrooms.

As of spring 2021, we have awarded $59,300 in scholarships and $13,200 in grants.
As of September 2021 -- through the generosity of alumni, former students and friends -- CAEEF hit our initial fundraising goal of $1 million! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

As of December 2022, the foundation had $1,221,556, so we have a start toward our second million dollars. You can help by making a gift of any size.

There are several reasons to consider a gift to CAEEF:

  • Your contribution benefits students -- from pre-K children to high school seniors -- through our grants program.

  • Your contribution helps GHS graduates with their college expenses through our scholarships program.

  • Your contribution helps keep the CASD motto, "Growing to Greatness," alive for our students and graduates.

  • Your contribution helps keep our state and national award-winning school district strong.

  • Your contribution is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.

  • Your single or annual contribution of any amount helps and is greatly appreciated.

The top photo is of a pre-school child who received books from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. The bottom photo is of GHS students performing a chemistry experiment. Both programs received grant funds from CAEEF.