Classroom Grants


Apply for a 2023 SEF Classroom Grant Here

The Snohomish Education Foundation (SEF) recently awarded 148 classroom grants to Snohomish School District teachers and staff totaling $92,601 for 2022. This year, SEF was able to fund 100 percent of the applications received.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the awards were delivered to surprised teachers and staff in their classrooms at Little Cedars Elementary, Valley View Middle School, Machias Elementary, and Snohomish High School by Snohomish School District Superintendent, Kent Kultgen, SEF Executive Director, Ken Hammond, SEF Board members, and SEF Executive Assistant, Josie O’Neill. Hammond delivered the remaining awards checks and congratulations letters to all other school principals in the Snohomish School District.

“I was delighted to receive your generous grant on the same day as our after-school book club. We had thoughtful discussions about the book ‘Space Case,’ launched rockets, gave away read-alike books, and learned about phases of the moon with an Oreo snack. All this was made possible with your generous grant and our partnership. On behalf of the students at Little Cedars, thank you!,” said Corrin Richter, Librarian, Little Cedars Elementary.

The 2022 SEF classroom grants will improve student learning in literacy, science, technology, special education, and math. Since the program began in 1996, the Snohomish Education Foundation has funded over a million dollars to 1,730 teachers and staff in the Snohomish School District.

“Through the tremendous generosity of our donors and the great support of our community, the Snohomish Education Foundation was able to award a generous amount this year in classroom grants. The Foundation and our classroom grant program are proud to support more students in the Snohomish community than any other organization. We thank everyone who has contributed to the great success of the program,” said Steve Thomas, Chairman of the SEF Classroom Grant Committee.

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

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