Charitable Foundation

The Canterbury Parent’s and Student’s Foundation was established by our Canterbury Families in 2002. This non-profit foundation supports the mission of Canterbury Schools in a number of different ways.

1. Each month our students are encouraged to participate in a charitable activity to raise funds, awareness or resources for a child-focused or family-friendly charity. Over the years we have supported the following organizations through our student’s efforts:

Annual St. Jude’s Trike-A-Thon $24,400
Annual St. Jude’s Trike-A-Thon $24,400 raised by students since 2002
American Cancer Society Penny Drive
$46,711 raised since 2002
Featured: KSHB’s “Positively Kansas City”
Spofford House Christmas Gift Drive
$76,000 in Christmas gifts to children
KUDL Adopt a Family
150 Christmas gifts to a family of seven, 2001
Special Family Adopted for Holidays
$4200 in gifts to local family with sick triplets, 2008
Sunflower House
$7500 in holiday gifts
Deanna Rose Chicken Run
Infant-Toddler Services of Johnson County
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Fourth Largest Corporate Light the Night Team, 2002 Team-in-Training Marathon (3 Staff marathons) Team Run Site Host, 9 years
Harvester Holiday Food Drives
4 years
TLC for Children and Families
Holiday Card Sales2001, 2002, Hoops for Kids Sponsor
Breast Cancer Fund
Angel Card Sales 2001, 2002, 2003 Sponsor 2003
City Union Mission
Packed and donated bag lunches 2003
KC Zoo
Adopt a Wild Child 2003, 2004, 2005
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund
Denim days $3877 total raised
Project Warmth
200 coats donated 2003, 145 coats in 2005
KC Parks & Recreation
K-1 students cleaned up area parks 2003
American Red Cross
Tsunami Relief $1860 by student Bake Sale, 2005
Hurricane Relief $2300 by student Bake Sale, 2005
Lee Ann Britain Child Development Center
$4000 Corporate Sponsor
Solace House
$1000 donation 2004
Boy Scouts of America
$500 Corporate Sponsor, 2005, 2007
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
$10,500 Brew 2 Brew Relay Race Corporate Team & Canterbury Frog Run
Spina Bifida Association Greater KC
Student Bake Sale 2008, $300 raised
Synergy Services
$45,100 Donations and Sponsorships
Stems: Johnson County Arboretum
$1000 Corporate Sponsor
SIDS Resources Inc.
$6250 Donations
Mason Werner Foundation (SIDS)
$1000 Corporate Sponsor, 2010
Food Allergy and Resource Network
$1500 Corporate Sponsor, 2012, 2013
Alliance for Lupus Research
$1000 Corporate Sponsor 2013
Bailey’s Angels
$2500 Raffle proceeds to middle schooler with cancer


All Funds Raised By Students
Corporate or Foundation Support
In-kind donations
Total: $137,821
Total: $74,877
Total: $100,700


Canterbury Parent’s and Student’s Foundation has given
over $313,000.00 in support to our community!


This support has come in the form of time and work donations, monies raised, and resources collected. The CPS Foundation has donated a total of over $300,000 to our charitable causes. Each of these charities has also touched the lives of at least one Canterbury family who has faced loss, hardship or tragedy. We are very proud of what our students and families have been able to contribute to our community, and our students have become aware and compassionate citizens through our foundation work. Because Canterbury Schools as a corporation pays all costs associated with each fundraiser (staff, materials, advertising, and supplies) every single penny raised (absolutely 100%!!) is passed straight to our charity being served.

2. In addition to helping out the charities which in turn will help out our families, our students always benefit from participating in our foundation projects. From baking for the Red Cross, to biking for St. Jude’s, the CPS foundation is helping Canterbury Schools to make our children into citizens with character and compassion. Canterbury Schools will NEVER ask a parent or student to participate in a fundraiser that supports the school, ONLY those which help our community.

3. The CPS Foundation also supports our school’s ongoing emphasis on quality education. By careful management of seed capital in our foundation, the CPS Foundation will soon be able to offer merit-based partial tuition grants to graduates of our program who will attend competitive universities. We love that our students are taking their Canterbury basics all the way to the top, and a little extra funding will help to make college dreams come true for our graduates.

4. Finally, the CPS foundation serves one additional purpose. For families who experience unanticipated hardships during their child’s preschool years, Canterbury tuition scholarships may be granted through our foundation. This program relies upon private donors who support the idea that day-to-day stability and quality education will carry a child through the most difficult things in life. Our scholarships have been given, from partial to full tuition grants, to students experiencing the loss of a parent or sibling, serious illness in the family, and a diverse range of financial and personal challenges. All requests are reviewed by our board on a case-by-case basis, and while our funds are limited, we have been able to assist more than 75 students, totaling over $285,000 in tuition grants through the CPS Foundation in the last 12 years.

For information about how to participate in or support our CPS Foundation programs, please contact any of our schools.