The CDS Parent Association GRANTED! program enhances the CDS experience by affording teachers, students, and families the opportunity to apply for grants to fund projects that will enrich the school 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!


While completing the grant application, please review your idea with the school administrator responsible for that area (Mark Minkus for Intermediate School and Middle School, Tzippy Mazer for Lower School & Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Sarah Glascom Morris or Lindsey Shope for Early Childhood, Jennifer Bails for Green Team, Jordan Hoover for Technology, Bob Helfer for Sports, Vita Nemirovsky for the Learning Service Department, and Sarah DeWitt for anything else). Their input will improve your chances for the award. 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) or IGNITE projects.


Click here for the 2018-2019 GRANTED! program application

Thank you for taking the time to make valuable improvements to our school community!


If you have any questions, please contact GRANTED! program chair Bryna Siegel Finer at


We look forward to your creative applications!



At Community Day School our children could take advantage of the smaller class sizes, increased individual attention from their teachers, and the chance to excel even further in their studies. In addition, receiving a rigorous education in Jewish culture and history will serve only to strengthen their sense of themselves as Jews, which is needed more and more in today’s world.

- Steve & Diane Herrup, Parents



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