We are the only organization that raises funds for
every CCUSD school and impacts over 7,000 students every day.
Your gift will make a difference.
Curriculum in Music, Theater Arts and Visual Arts inspires creativity, improves self-esteem, listening and math skillsLearn More →
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
Collaborative, hands-on creative designing, experimenting, and problem solving for the futureLearn More →
Whole Child initiatives, culturally-relevant library books, academic support for CCHS Athletes and much more to ensure an inclusive and supportive learning communityLearn More →
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
CCEF’s long-standing commitment to these values is unwavering. They are central to our mission and to our impact.
Students Impacted Annually
Donors and Partners supporting district-wide programs this year.
Total funding for STEM and Technology district-wide in past 5 years.
Recorders to 3rd Graders in the past 5 years
Team Competed in Robotics National Championship (and counting)
What they are saying
"We have been a longtime supporter and partner on a variety of arts initiatives such as the CCEF Arts Endowment and the Front & Center Theatre Collaborative to ensure arts education remains an integral part of the school day for all CCUSD students."
Lani Monos, VP, Global Corporate Social Responsibility, Sony Pictures Entertainment
"Over the past four years, the CCHS Robotics Team has tripled in size to 55 students. The costs of competition and travel are considerable and cannot be borne by parents alone. Donations from CCEF have resulted in acquisitions of 3D printers, power tools and materials. We are able to translate those dollars into learning and experiences that last a lifetime for our student team members."
Dr. David Stout, PhD., CCHS Robotics Team Coach
Miro Garrett, Culver City High School Class of 2022
"My daughter began to play the cello in 4th grade via the music program at El Marino Language School. Despite the pandemic, she continued with virtual lessons and has advanced significantly. Playing an instrument has provided her with balance with her sport and academics and it has allowed her to be creative. For example, she has taught herself how to play fun music from anime to Star Wars to Queen in addition to Bach. Thank you CCEF for supporting STEAM programs across the district!"
Guillermina Molina, CCEF Board Member
"CCEF has been essential to all of our schools by providing funding for a variety of programs and enriching experiences like our Makerspaces, the Symphonic Jazz Ensemble, our incredible music program, and many more. CCEF has always been committed to providing equitable access to all of our students by funding district-wide.
It is an honor to partner with CCEF because we know they share the district’s values of equity and inclusion. We rely on CCEF greatly and we always appreciate everything they do for us."
Leslie J. Lockhart, Former Superintendent, Culver City Unified School District
Nicholas Stewart, Culver City High School Class of 2021
"Art is the universal language of human expression and has the ability to unify us across wide-ranging cultures and geographic locations. In an increasingly technological and abstract world, art educations is essential for students to connect with the joy of creating."
Craig Wisner, CCUSD 2020-21 Teacher of the Year
"Throughout my years in technical theater, not only have I affirmed my love for costume design but I have also developed into a better leader, communicator, and problem solver. Due to the supportive and loving culture of AVPA theater, I have learned to see challenges as opportunities for immense creativity and growth. And I intend
to carry that hunger for challenge with me everywhere I go."
Abigail Cregor & Dayne Thompson, AVPA Theatre Students
"The Culver City High School music program allowed me to find an expression in and passion for the recording arts, music, and post-production. Even now, working as a music recording professional, I still draw on the lessons I have been gifted with from my high school education."
Kayle Khanmohamed, Culver City High School Class of 2014
Thanks to Our Generous Partners
Culver City Rotary Community Foundation
Helms Bakery District
The Foundation for Global Sports Development
Tarn Memorial Fund
Stevens Family Fund
Subaru of Santa Monica
Lois & Jason Frand
The Culver Studios
Westfield Culver City