Education Foundation

Right now, a student is having a learning experience made better by the work that we do.
Investing in education now to impact our future.
One teacher can inspire the lives of many.
Innovation in and outside of the classroom.
Enhancing the quality of education for all.
Students at robotics tournament

With the help of private donors, the Education of Lake County has received $77,548.76 in matching funds from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF).

This financial boost will support Lake County, A Destination District, a matching grant program in partnership with Duke Energy and The Able Trust.

Lake County Schools students and teachers will benefit in a variety of ways, including:

  • Career and Technical Education programs that promote academic advancement, job training and employability skills.
  • The Education Foundation’s mini-grant program where teachers can apply for financial assistance to integrate innovative, hands-on learning experiences in the classroom.
  • The district-wide robotics competition which exposes students to math, coding, and engineering in an exciting team environment.
  • The High School High Tech program which is designed to motivate students with all types of disabilities to graduate high school and pursue their interests in STEM-related careers.

Through the collaborative effort of its members, the CFEF successfully advocated for the creation of legislative matching funds in 2000 which has provided a dollar-for-dollar incentive for local education foundations to raise private contributions for eligible projects.

Since then, more than $114 million in combined private and state dollars has been employed for local projects that serve low-performing students and literacy initiatives, encourage STEM and career/technical education, improve teaching quality, and/or increase graduation rates.