The Catholic Education Foundation believes that all families who seek high-quality, faith-based K-12 education should be able to access it, regardless of their financial situation. We’ve seen the difference it makes - especially for low-income children in rural and inner city communities. And thanks to the generosity of our community, CEF is currently supporting nearly 1,500 students at 25 schools across the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, all serving communities experiencing significant financial need.

The outcomes are clear: CEF scholarships are changing lives.

Learn more about the impact of these scholarships:

An answer to the pandemic

CEF school communities were among the hardest hit by the pandemic, from the immediate impact of last spring’s shutdown to long-term financial and health-related hardships. Since the pandemic began, the generous support of CEF donors has allowed CEF to provide 110 emergency assistance scholarships to families impacted by the pandemic, keeping students in their Catholic school classrooms and families within their school communities right when they need them most. When local district schools remained closed this fall, many families reached out to CEF schools for an answer. CEF was able to provide more than 90 additional tuition assistance scholarships to help schools meet the demand that incoming students presented, along with additional requests from within their existing communities.

As one CEF principal noted, “These additional scholarships meant that families most acutely impacted would be able to stay within our communities. They’ve allowed families to focus on putting food on the table, and educators to focus on preparing a safe and successful fall semester for their children.”

Altogether, CEF is providing over 1,500 scholarships for the lowest income students in the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas this school year. You can help us meet the need for this school year by supporting CEF scholarships today!


You can hear about the difference these scholarships are making firsthand from CEF scholars in the videos below:


My faith and education are very important to me, and you give me the opportunity to learn at a faith based school. You don't know how incredibly thankful I am to be at this school. In return, I will remember you in my prayers.

Angelie, a CEF student

Thank you Donors!

"Not many people like you are in the world"

Dear CEF Donor,

Grateful is the word that fits this letter. Ever since I've been at Holy Name I enjoyed it, which is one of the reasons I am still here, with some other key points. For example: the classes are small which means teachers can help you if needed! Also, it is a Catholic school. I can practice my faith and pray when I want. None of this would be possible if it wasn't for you! I wouldn't get the chance to attend this school, and I wouldn't have met my friends or teachers. I would also like to thank you because not many people like you are in the world. God bless you!

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"COVID-19 prevented us, but you liberated us."

"Dear CEF Donor, 

I am very grateful for your kind support! Going to school is a joy for many, many people. School is an opportunity to spend time with my friends and my amazing teacher! And more importantly, learn about Jesus Christ and all my every-day classes. All of this is possible with your HEROIC help! Covid-19 prevented us, but you liberated us. So now with all appreciation, thank you! May God bless your dear heart!

God bless, 
4th grader 

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"We learn about Christ in everything we do"

Dear CEF,

Thank you for donating money do I can go to Holy Cross. I love Holy Cross because we get to do fun stuff. I like Mission Carnival and band. We learn about Christ in everything we do. Thanks again!


A CEF Student

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