Impact Grants

Since its establishment in 2012, the Foundation has awarded nearly $1,000,000 in grants to CCSD students, teachers, and schools. All money raised by CCEF is returned to CCSD through donations, grant opportunities, and other support.

Through our Impact Grant Program, Cherokee County School District teachers can be awarded up to $2,500 for various classroom projects or items. We’ve seen some incredible applications come through and have had the honor to see them through to their completion. Some of the Impact Grants that have been awarded have been used to boost inclusivity and connection, encourage young musicians, and provide supplies for classroom robotics.

These larger-scale projects invest in the students as a whole and may not have been possible without additional funding. When you donate to CCEF, you are a part of students drumming up confidence and making strides in their education.

If you would like to donate, you can mail checks to P.O. Box 4754, Canton, Ga, 30014, or pay by credit card. For any questions or concerns, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Teachers: We will update this page with more information regarding Impact Grants as it’s available. We can’t wait to see your incredible ideas for ways to improve your student’s learning experience. You can also follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on everything going on at CCEF.

Note: Cherokee County Educational Foundation is currently unable to provide funding for iPads.  All iPads within CCSD are managed by the district to protect all students' privacy and security.

In 2020, the Cherokee County Educational Foundation issued its eighth round of Impact Grants to Cherokee County School District schools. Below are the 2020-2021 recipients of Classroom Impact Grants, totaling $65,000:

  • Karen Garland: Clark Creek Elementary STEM Academy
  • Daniele Deneka: ET Booth Middle School
  • Hailey Burden: Arnold Mill Elementary School
  • Nathan Whitehurst: Carmel Elementary
  • Barry Dalton: Hasty Elementary
  • Robyn Wilms: ACE Academy
  • Lisa Lougheed: Holly Springs Elementary STEM Academy
  • Chris Akins: River Ridge High School
  • Justin Norton: Woodstock Middle School
  • Danielle Mabeus: Bascomb Elementary
  • Sarah Kay Dobbs: Sixes Elementary School
  • Stacy Campbell: Liberty Elementary School
  • Marissa Williams: Indian Knoll Elementary School
  • Emma Neumeister: Sixes Elementary School
  • Bryan Wallace: Free Home Elementary School
  • Amanda Graves: E.T. Booth Middle School
  • Scott Reece: Teasley Middle School
  • Wesley Satterfield: LR Tippens Education center
  • Stacy Howell Arnold: Teasley Middle School
  • Mary Panik: Creekview High School
  • Mark Markley: Mill Creek Middle School
  • April Popham: LR Tippens Education Center
  • Julie Miles: Ball Ground STEM Academy
  • Mollie Guy: Holly Springs Elementary
  • Julie Bryant: Indian Knoll Elementary School
  • Keith Furstenberg: Free Home Elementary School
  • Kathryn Smerker: Clark Creek STEM Academy
  • Stephen McCarthy: Creekview High School