Funding Priorities

Great Ideas Teaching Grants

The Great Ideas Teaching Grants Program is designed to put money directly into projects designed by classroom teachers, helping educators take ideas for innovative teaching strategies and make them a reality. This is a competitive program in which the Grants Committee will review each grant individually for approval. Grant applications will be accepted once a year and must align with the district's current curriculum guidelines. The Foundation also hopes to help teachers and administrators in their endeavor for professional development and innovative teaching.  More information can be found by calling the Foundation office at 651-0555 or click on the Grant Application page.

Annual Drive Gala

The Annual Drive Gala is held on the first Saturday in February every year.  There is no better way to support Cape Girardeau's public schools, teachers and students than by having fun yourself!  This special evening filled with drinks, food and dancing is our major fundraiser.  It takes a lot of people and a lot of money to fund our teaching grants, and by attending or sponsoring this event you are directly helping to assure that Cape's public school teachers can continue to provide excellent learning opportunities and program for our area children.  More information can be found by calling the Foundation office at 651-0555 or click on the Calendar and News page.

1Mile, 5K/ 10K Run For Excellence

CGPS Foundation funded a Great Idea Teaching Grant that brought a running program to Clippard Elementary and this has spun off to the other schools.  Help support the Foundation with the health and wellness of its students by running for excellence....

Tiger Golf Shoot-out

The four person scramble is held at Cape Country Club.  It is an opportunity for junior golfers to spend the day with their favorite adult golfer and provides the community an avenue to donate to a worthy cause - our children's futures. More information can be found by calling the Foundation office at 651-0555 or click on the Calendar and News page.

Tiger Tailgate Party

All Cape Central fans are invited to the Tiger Tailgate Party from 5-7pm before the big game when Cape Central takes on Jackson @ The Tiger Event Stadium. Enjoy great food, live entertainment, and face painting. So come early for a great parking spot and the best Tiger Tailgate Party!  We'll see you there!  GO TIGERS!  More information can be found by calling the Foundation office at 651-0555 or click on the Calendar and News page.