The CDS Parent Association GRANTED! Program enhances the Community Day School experience by affording teachers, students, and families the opportunity to apply for grants to fund projects that will enrich our community. If you have a great idea to enrich a classroom, students’ education, the school grounds, an extracurricular activity, or anything else related to the CDS experience, GRANTED! can transform that idea into a reality.
To improve your chances of receiving funding, please review your grant idea prior to applying with the school administrator responsible for that area: Mark Minkus for Intermediate School and Middle School and Athletics, Aaron Walker for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Andrea Erven-Victoria for Early Childhood and Lower School, Jennifer Bails for Green Team, Jordan Hoover for Technology, Kelly Binning for Academic and Emotional Services, Bari Weinberger for Grounds and Maintenance, and Sarah DeWitt for anything else.
Final award decisions are made by the Parent Association Leadership Board. Complete, detailed applications demonstrating initiative are appreciated. You may apply for any monetary amount up to $2,000. To ensure fair fund distribution, please do not submit grants for individual professional development opportunities (i.e., conferences).
This year, the PA is giving preference to projects that enhance the Kadimah CDS and/or CDS@home experience, and awards will be granted on a rolling basis as funds are available throughout the school year.