The Discretionary Grant program is designed to support NCSD projects that fulfill NCEF's mission to:
—Ensure that students are engaged and ready to learn
—Support equity in educational outcomes
—Align our work with NCSD’s strategic goals and objectives.
Over the last three years, NCEF has awarded more than $100,000 in Discretionary Grants for projects such as the Rowe Middle School Wind and Oar project; Ready, Set, Go; and NCSD Family Support Services.
If you are interested in applying for a Discretionary Grant, or know of a program you think NCEF would be interested in helping to fund, please download and submit the form located at the bottom of this page or contact us at
Our Most Recent Discretionary Grant Awards
After-school Student, Staff and Family Cultural Enrichment, $150
Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Conference, $420
Cultural Sharing, Enrichment and Leadership, $430
Family Support, Food, Clothes, Hygiene Items and Services, $14,816
Family Support Services Transportation, $10,000
Fusion and Safety Town Scholarships, $1700
Pathways to Scholarships for High School Bilingual Students, $1,000
Ready, Set, Go (Preparing Students and their Families for Kindergarten), $25,000
Weekend Family Enrichment Program, $700
Wichita Center for Family and Community, $1,812
Wichita Family Enrichment Program, $700
Wind and Oar Pilot Project, $3,990
Apply for a Discretionary Grant
Do you have a project that is a good fit for a discretionary grant? NCEF is always happy to fund projects that engage students, support equity in educational outcomes and help the North Clackamas School District achieve their strategic goals.
When determining your eligibility and writing your application, please refer to:
NCSD's Strategic Direction 2018-2022, available here: https://www.nclack.k12.or.us/superintendent/page/district-mission-strategic-direction
Applications may be submitted for consideration throughout the school year.
NCEF staff screen all applications. Those meeting the established criteria are presented to our Board of Directors or its authorized committee for consideration.
Please allow approximately 3-6 weeks for application processing. When a decision has been reached, the applicant will be notified promptly of the approval or denial of the grant proposal.
We do not fund parties, field trips, transportation, outside consultants or salaries.
The usual grant size is $1,000 to $5,000, but we will consider all requests for funding. If funded, we request that you submit a final report including pictures to NCEF.