This video summarizes our work, our history, and our results.

Who We Are

Cuyuna Lakes Education Foundation (CLEF) is a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the success of Crosby-Ironton (C-I) public school students.

What We Do

CLEF partners with the Initiative Foundation (IF) to manage our funds and generate annual earnings that directly benefit our students through academic, leadership, and service grants.

How You Can Help

We are seeking donors who share in our passion and mission. Click below to make a contribution today. Thank you!

Get in Touch

If you are interested in learning more or getting involved, feel free to contact us!


Check out some of the projects, supplies, and activities that our grants have funded below or head to our Grants page to see a summary of the other projects from the last several years.

Deep Portage

Each winter, the entire 5th grade class heads up to Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack, MN where they get to spend a few days learning while experiencing the great outdoors. We are proud to fund this event every year!

Archery Curriculum

CLEF funded the purchase of archery equipment for middle-school students who get to measure the initial velocity of their arrows & learn proper safety techniques for this life-long recreational activity.

Robotics Equipment

Grant funding also aided the purchase of state-of-the-art robotics equipment. The tools that were added to the lab’s inventory have allowed C-I to be “FabLab” leader as most other schools in Minnesota do not have such equipment.

TEACHERS: Are you looking to submit an Grant Application Request?

Click the button below to head over to our Grant Application page to download request form and access other related information.