Chippewa Valley Educational Foundation


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Our mission is to help achieve and maintain an extra margin of excellence by employing private resources and gifts to supplement traditional school funding.



"A Taste for Education" Taste Fest and Auction will be held on April 27th from       6-9pm at the Mirage in Clinton Twp. 

15,000 Reasons to Give!


Please join us in celebrating the National Day of Giving.  This special day, also known as #GivingTuesday, is a global initiative for communities to support non-profit organizations.  By donating to the Chippewa Valley Educational Foundation, you can help provide grants and scholarships for our 15,000 students.

We need your help more than ever!

Due to the pandemic, our fundraising efforts have been limited.  We have not been able to host our largest event of the year, A Taste for Education.  In this unprecedented environment, it is still our goal to provide students with outstanding educational opportunities.  

Last year the Foundation was able to award over $21,000 in grants to fund materials for Math, ELA, Science, History, and more.  Flexible seating, standing desks, and throwable microphones were provided to make classrooms more engaging.  Constant Cars for Physics, Graphing Calculators, STEM for CLP, and Tools 4 Reading are just a few of the classroom materials that enhanced learning for students.

Over $66,000 in scholarships were awarded to 84 deserving high school graduates.

Make a difference in our community today.

We appreciate the generous support of our donors.  A gift of any size will make a difference and an impact in our schools. We are only able to help our students and teachers with the support of families, community members, and local businesses.

#GivingTuesday Donation Form


Sponsor A Seat

And leave a lasting memory!

The Chippewa Valley Educational Foundation is offering the opportunity to sponsor a seat in our high school auditoriums.  With your donation, you will receive an engraved plate on the armrest of a seat of your choice at Dakota or Chippewa Valley High School.

With a donation of $200, you can honor a student, graduate, favorite teacher, retiree, family member, or a company by permanently placing their name on a seat.  Your gift will support the Fine Arts, as well as unique classroom grants and scholarships for the 15,000 students that attend Chippewa Valley Schools.

Simply fill out the Sponsor A Seat form, and get started on leaving a lasting memory!


The Bids to Benefit Kids: CVEF Online Auction was a success!

The funds raised will provide various classroom mini-grants and scholarships for our students.


Thank you to the participants for bidding on the 79 exciting prize packages and a special thank you to our generous sponsors: 

Platinum: DFCU Financial

Silver: Anderson Eckstein & Westrick, Inc., Aquatic Source, LLC, Metro Technology Services IT, Inc., Wakely Associates, Inc./Architects
Bronze: Barton Mallow, Duane S. Gerlach & Assoc., Inc., Duro-Last Inc., Robert A. Lusk: Educators Legal Services, PLLC, Stifel Nicolaus, TMR & Associates, Inc.
Supporter: Edustaff

Thank you to the following businesses and community members for your generous donations to make this auction a success:

A Movable Feast, Inc., American Girl, Angela's Italian Deli & Bakery, Aquastar Lake Cruises Muskegon, Aspen Restaurant, Audacy, Barbara Karchin, bd's Mongolian Grill, Bello Woods Golf Course, Bianchi Salon & Spa, Brown Iron Brewhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, California Pizza Kitchen, Center Stage Restaurant, Champagne Chocolates, Chateau Chantel, Cindy Masich, CJ Barrymore's Entertainment, Clinton Township Parks and Recreation, Coney Grille Family Restaurant, Cookies by Design, Cooper's Hawk, Costco, Cracklewood Golf Club, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Cumulus Media Detroit, CVEA, CVHS Athletic Dept., CVS Alums Cory Gergar, Bob Raab, Tim Tomlinson, and CVS Parent Clint Fuller, CVS Community Education, Dakota Athletic Dept., Detroit Historical Society, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers Community Affairs Dept., DFCU, Dr. Gregory Pine, DDS, El Charro Restaurants, Emagine Entertainment, Inc., English Gardens, Executive Mark Hackel and Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, Filipo Marc Winery, Frances Chiodini and Dawn Paul, Goldfish Swim School, Gordon's  Food Service, Grey Ghost Detroit, Health Quest, Henry Ford Museum, iHeartMedia WNIC, Jams, Juan Miguel's, Jungle Java, Lady Lena Baking Company, Lawton Ridge Winery, LifeSpa Shelby, Lifetime Fitness, Little River Casino Resort, Luciano's Italian Restaurant, Lucido's Fine Jewelry, Macomb Twp Parks and Rec, Marty Kaulfuss, Mavrix Restaurant & Bar, Meadow Brook Theatre Box Office, Meadows at GVSU, Meijer, Michigan Education Trust, Michigan Pedaler, MI-COMBAT, MJR Partridge Creek Digital Cinema 14, Mount Clemens Ice Arena, New Era Chestnuts, LLC, New Moon Restaurant, Nino Salvagio, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Orange Leaf, Oriental Trading, Outdoor Adventure Center, Painting with a Twist, Penne Lane Ristorante Italiano, Pilgrim's Run Golf Course, Pine Mountain Timberstone Ski and Golf Resort, Piston's Academy, Plates by Mr. P, Premier Entertainment, PRP Wine Internatinal, Inc., Purple Rose, Ray Weigand’s Nursery, Redhouse Salon, Regale Craft Food & Drink,Salon Kristen, Salsarita's Fresh Mexican Grill, Scoop and Twist of Macomb, Sherwood Brewing Company, Sieloff Studios, Somerset Collection, Studio II Salon and Spa, Suburban Ice Macomb, Sycamore Hills Golf Club, The HUB Stadium, Thee Old Fashioned Gentlemen Coffee Shop, Tina's Sweets, United Shore Baseball League, Urban Air, Verona Inspired Italian, Vince and Joe's Gourmet Market, Wakely Associates, Inc. / Architects, Wesner Tuxedo, York, Dolan and Tomlinson, P.C. and Zuccaro Banquets & Catering.


With the help of generous donations from individuals and businesses in 2019, the Chippewa Valley Educational Foundation was able to support the following programs throughout the district.

  • $26,466.88 in teacher mini-grants this year

  • $21,167 in district level-wide grants, National Geographic Giant Maps, Brainstormers, Reading Month Activity, and Women's Literature Library

  • $57,000 in college scholarships for high school seniors

2018-2019 Teacher Mini-Grant Recipients

The Foundation's goal is to allow faculty to undertake innovative classroom projects at all grade levels by awarding numerous small classroom grants.  Please take a moment to view the following videos highlighting just a few of the creative learning opportunities our teachers were able to provide for their students through these grants.

  -  Mohawk Elementary School STEM Challenge Kits

  -  Chippewa Valley and Dakota High Schools Women's Literature Curriculum


  -  Seneca Middle School Math Versa Tiles


  -  Clinton Valley Elementary School LEGO Robotics Kits

  -  Chippewa Valley High School Guidance Office Tablets