KEF Teacher Grants
Kingfisher Educational Foundation (KEF) is a non-profit organization established to support our teachers and invest in students to enrich learning inside and outside the classroom to promote educational excellence. Our goal is to raise money to grow our endowment that generates revenue KEF uses to offer teacher grants for educational items and experiences that positively impact student learning. Our annual fundraiser is the KEF Duck Race that occurs around the 4th of July to raise money for our teachers. KEF partners with Kingfisher Public Schools (KPS) administration and teachers to offer grants to teachers who submit a grant for review and approval from the KEF board. KEF awards approved grants in December prior to Christmas break to ensure grants can be ordered for the second semester. Each grant is reviewed anonymously to avoid bias and maintain confidentiality for a fair process. A teacher can request two grants annually. For grades with multiple teachers where the grant may require more than two grant requests, they can work together to submit with different teacher names for a similar item or event. KEF asks those awarded teacher to send a brief summary of their success stories including photos so we can highlight and share these with the community showing how their donations are enhancing student learning inside and outside the classroom. KEF and KPS together have, on average, been able to grant almost 95% of teacher grant submissions in the past few years. Overall, over the past several years this KEF grant amount has ranged from $40,000 – $50,000/year with the goal to continue to increase the opportunities available for our students and teachers.
Please consider donating to KEF and support our teachers!