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What we do

The Cloquet Educational Foundation is committed to the legacy of academic excellence in Cloquet Schools by providing funding for innovative programs, initiatives and learning opportunities – in the classroom and beyond – to support and enhance the district’s commitment to students. We promote academic, artistic, athletic, cultural and social growth for Cloquet children and youth from birth to high school graduation.


We work in partnership with Cloquet Schools and the community with a common goal of investing in the futures of our students. Our funding does not replace school district responsibilities. It works to enhance district capabilities by providing grants for educational initiatives and creative projects that are not currently a part of the district budget.


Money raised by the CEF goes into an endowment, ensuring funds will be available in perpetuity. Earned interest from the fund is distributed as grants to benefit Cloquet students.

With your help we are making a difference in the educational lives of all students in Cloquet - from birth to high school graduation.


From Books for Babies to CHS Senior Send-off's, funding support has transformed ideas into reality.

Take a look at our grants awarded.

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Mission: The Cloquet Educational Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, provides opportunities for academic, artistic, athletic, cultural and social growth for children and youth in the Cloquet area by financially supporting programs and activities.

Check out our more in our publications.

CEF Promotes:

Academic Excellence - Science Fairs, Research Projects, Gifted and Talent programs, Jr. Great Books

Good Citizenship - Do It Right Club, Respect Retreat, Link Crew, WEB leaders (Where Everyone Belongs), Prairie Garden Restoration Project, Support of Student DC Trips, funding access to German Learning Materials

Equity in Education - Fee Waivers for Community Education Classes, Power Lunch Reading Program, Activity Fee Waivers

Engaged Learners - Robotics ( Beginning and FRC 7797 Ripsaw Robotics Team) Junior Great Books, Dairy of Anne Frank and Dinosaur Research Field Trips, Brain Pop Activities, Orff Instruments,

Student Initiatives - CAAEP Yearbooks, Prairie Garden Project, Spring Play, Ojibwe Sign Project, All Night Grad Parties, CHS Community Closet

Distance Learning (A response to Covid 2019) -Distance Learning software, Virtual learning Material DCD/ Special Education, Pivot Interactives-COVID LABS, Headphones for All, Art Flex for 2021, "Meeting-ups" virtual School Clubs

Life-long Athletics - CEC 1st year skiing Equipment, DCD Community Outings, Broomball Sticks, Learning to Ride Balance Bikes

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