FAQ

What is the Carroll Education Foundation?

The Carroll Education Foundation is a vision that is being reached by generous people like you who have a sincere interest in our students and their success. Together we are a community of volunteers who make up a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose sole purpose is to generate and distribute resources for the benefit of all children and all schools of the CISD.

What is the purpose of Carroll Education Foundation?
  • VISION – To champion innovation and excellence in education
  • MISSION – To enrich, expand and protect excellence in education by creating and distributing resources for the benefit of the students of the Carroll Independent School District
Why was the Carroll Education Foundation started?

Very simply, to make a difference. The Carroll Education Foundation was created by a small group of concerned community leaders to support the educational programs of the Carroll Independent School District. The mission of the Foundation is to enrich, maintain and expand programs needed to meet the school district’s stated mission of providing a learning environment that inspires individual success and responsibility in a competitive local and global community.

What are the goals of the Foundation?
  • Increase financial resources
  • Develop partnerships with those that support the our mission
  • Raise the level of awareness of our mission and activities within the community
  • Perform an overall organizational review of the foundation’s structure, procedure and philosophy
Who directs allocation of grant funding?

Through a formal grant application process, the Carroll Education Foundation Board of Directors partners with CISD administrators. The committee reviews applications and discusses any areas of clarification  needed.  CEF board members select proposals by a majority vote and within funding budget.  Review of both new programs and monitors and evaluates current programs that receive funding is ongoing. Contributors may elect to fund specific projects or give to the Foundation for distribution by the grant committee.

How does the Carroll Education Foundation raise money?
  • Fund-raisers – Culinary Celebration, special events
  • 20th Anniversary Fund (aka Friends of CEF)
  • Community Partners
  • General Donations
  • Honorariums & Memorials
  • Planned Giving
  • Employer Matching
What is the purpose of the INVESTMENT fund?

The Carroll Education Foundation, in its inaugural campaign, established a fund to ensure long-term stability for our district. The investment account continues to grow through the generous support of donors who strongly believe that this investment will provide long-term stability for the future of all Foundation programs in the Carroll Independent School District.

How does the Foundation make a difference?
  • Community  – We believe there is a strong correlation between the quality of life in the community and the quality of its educational system. Public schools help create the community in which we live, and will continue to be the backbone of the future as long as we ensure they remain the best in the nation.
  • Children – Innovative Foundation programs better prepare our children for the 21st century by enhancing strong academics, technology, classroom materials and the skilled instruction they need.
What is the future as we see it?

There is nothing more important than the education of our children. As a parent, grandparent, property owner or business owner, your ongoing involvement and support is vital. Through contributions you provide an integral link to the quality of education.

Why should I get involved?
  • To show that you believe in supporting education.
  • Because your contribution directly benefits you.
  • You are helping mold tomorrow’s leaders.
  • When everyone participates, the fund grows faster.
  • It feels good.
  • Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.