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Ways We Give

Since 2001, CEF has awarded more than $950,000 to Comal ISD in the form of teacher grants, district-wide initiatives and other programming. As a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt corporation, the foundation works to increase private support for the educational initiatives of Comal ISD. These activities are made possible through generous donations from corporate partners, parents, CISD employees, private grants and community organizations.

The Comal Education Foundation continuously evaluates the most impactful ways to meet the needs of the district and individual campuses that go beyond their normal operating budget. Funds we raise are distributed to Comal ISD and used to promote student achievement, motivate students to learn, and provide a platform for all students to reach their maximum potential.

Competitive Grants
Grant applications can be submitted by any CISD employee. Grant categories include:
  • New Teacher Grant
  • Innovation Grant
  • Expertise Grant
  • Impact Grant

Applicants complete a budget template outlining their specific need(s), explain how the funds will be utilized, who will benefit, and how the school will evaluate the impact or effectiveness of the program. Applications are available at the beginning of each academic year. More information about the grant process and applications, click here

District-Wide Initiatives and Curriculum Enhancement

The Comal Education Foundation works closely with Comal ISD to support curriculum goals and opportunities to enhance student achievement through district wide programming. Recently, CEF was proud to sponsor WiFi buses during the spring of 2020 for students to have internet access for remote learning during COVID emergency operations.

WiFi Bus

Named Endowments

The foundation proudly accepts endowments for scholarships and grants.  With a minimum contribution of $10,000, a named endowment funds a scholarship or grant award through the interest income earned from the endowment. CEF currently has one named endowment under management—the Jan Heckendorn Memorial Scholarship.


For more information on the Comal Education Foundation, please contact Chelsea Ormond, Partnerships Coordinator, at 830.221.2114.