The Garrison Children’s Education Fund (GCEF) is a community-based, nonprofit foundation that enriches the educational experience of children in grades K-12 who reside in the Garrison Union Free School District. GCEF raises funds to support high-quality programming in the priority areas of the arts (visual, performing and literary); Hudson River Valley science, history, and heritage; academics; and physical education that helps children to foster connections to their community and environment, supports their intellectual and physical development, and enables them to develop diverse means of creative expression.
Each year the Fund approves new grants for innovative programs. Anyone is eligible to apply for a grant—teachers, administrators, parents and community members alike.
Established in 1998, GCEF has distributed over $680,000 in grants to benefit children of the Garrison Union Free School District. The Fund is a 501(c) (3) organization and a registered charity with the State of New York.