Classroom Grants

SEF Awards Teachers & Staff with Classroom Grants

$93,725 to Snohomish School District Classrooms

The Snohomish Education Foundation (SEF) recently awarded 148 classroom grants to Snohomish School District teachers and staff totaling $93,725 for 2023. This year’s funding was raised at the 2022 SEF Annual Fundraising Auction and through donations from local individuals and organizations.

The classroom grant checks were personally delivered to many surprised teachers and staff (in their classrooms) in every school throughout the district by Snohomish School District Superintendent Dr. Kent Kultgen, SEF Executive Director Ken Hammond, SEF and Snohomish School District Board members – with their students cheering them on!

“The Foundation is grateful to all of our donors. Your support and generosity allows us to continue to support student enrichment through the grant program,” said Steve Thomas, Chairman of the SEF Classroom Grant Committee.

The classroom grants will improve student learning in literacy, science, technology, math, and special needs programs. Since the program began in 1996, the Snohomish Education Foundation has funded over 1.1 million dollars to 1,878 teachers and staff throughout the Snohomish School District.

SEF Benefits Future Classes of Students

“The Snohomish Education Foundation has been such a gift to our students and me. The Foundation has helped fun so many projects over the years, from books for Mock Caldecott, Women Who Have Change the World, Graphic Novels, and Popular Series books – to math manipulatives and special art supplies. The books last in our classrooms year after year, benefiting future classes of students. I am so appreciative of the Snohomish Education Foundation for their generosity. You are changing student lives every year!,” said Megan Sloan, 2nd grade teacher at Cathcart Elementary.

The Snohomish Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting student success through scholarships, classroom grants, district-wide grants, and the Hansen Shoe Fund. As a community-based organization, SEF relies on private donors, businesses, and volunteers to carry out their mission of fostering learning by expanding opportunities for all Snohomish School District students. For more information, visit

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