The North Central Education Foundation Vision

Building bridges by joining hands to connect our children to the world of opportunity.

The North Central Education Foundation Mission

We develop community partnerships to develop resources and grants to inspire, ignite and expand opportunities for our teachers and students.


The North Central Education Foundation was formed in 2008 to support classroom learning by providing small but meaningful teacher grants to creative and innovative teachers in North Central Washington.

The foundation is growing quickly. In 2010, the foundation gave its first eight grants totaling $2,000.  This year, the foundation awarded over 100 grants totaling $33,000.  That’s a 16-fold increase in grants awarded in just nine years. This year we were delighted to award grants to teachers in 24 out of 29 districts in the North Central ESD region!

See the  2018 NCEF Teacher Classroom Grant news release to learn more and to see a list of the 2018 Teacher Classroom Grant award winners.

The foundation offers grants for Literacy, Music and Arts, College Prep, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Chelan-Douglas Land Trust Foothills, Friends of Lower Grand Coulee, Finance Education, and STEAM (STEM plus Arts).

Learn more about the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust Foothills grants to take students into the Wenatchee Foothills.  Please note there are two opportunities for applications – August 30, 2019 (for September or October class field trips) and September 30, 2019, for spring class field trips.  For more information, see CDLT Foothills Grant 2019-20 INFO

NEW THIS YEAR: The Friends of the Lower Grand Coulee (FLGC) have providing funding for small, impactful educational programs that will further the knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of the geology, culture, history and natural beauty of the Lower Grand Coulee. Funding is available for teachers in districts located within Grant County and in the same proximity, including:  Coulee Hartline, Ephrata, Grand Coulee Dam, Moses Lake, Nespelem, Palisades, Quincy, Soap Lake and Wilson Creek School Districts.   Teachers are invited to apply in areas of Social Studies, Literacy, Music and Arts, STEM and STEAM that occur inside or outside of the classroom that are related to study of the Lower Grand Coulee.  See FLGC’s new website for more information

ADDED LAST YEAR: Young Adult Consumer Education Trust Financial Literacy 2018 YACET grant flyer 5.25.18 (YACET).

NCESD Education Foundation Grant Application 2019-fillable form

The Foundation is affiliated with the North Central Educational Service District, a state agency that coordinates educational programs and supports school districts for 29 districts in the region.

The students at the Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center created a fabulous video about projects funded by the North Central Education Foundation 2017 Teacher Classroom Grants. Thank you to Eric Link and the Skills Center students ~ and a heartfelt thanks to all of our wonderful donors!


Found below is the video from 2015 Teacher Classroom Grant awards.

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