The Parents Association Fund (PAF) was established in August 2012 to administer funds raised by the Parents Association in a transparent manner while maximizing the benefit to the CDS community.

The PAF Committee, made up of PA members and a school representative, allocates mini-grants to teachers and student organizations for activities and projects in line with the CDS Mission, Profile of a Graduate or the current or past Annual Theme.

The Committee uses a set of criteria which encourage student creativity, entrepreneurship and leadership while meeting a specific need in school and maximizing the impact to the widest number of students or members of the Community.

In its first year the PAF Committee approved 15 grants to a value of just under $ 6,000, and in our second year 11 grants to just over $5,500. Click here for our most recent year end summary 2015-2016. Read some of our success stories.

To Submit an Application

Take a look at the PAF Guidelines. If your idea fits our criteria (if you are a student, find a faculty advisor to support you), fill out the simple PAF Application Form in time for our next deadline (Friday, February 5, 2016).

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