What You Can Do

Tell Congress to Expand Education Funding

Make your voice heard! Write to your representative(s) or contact the U.S. Department of Education and tell them to keep American education competitive.

Become a CEF Member

The Committee for Education Funding (CEF) comprises of 100-plus organizations dedicated to the goal of achieving adequate federal financial support for our nation’s schools and students at all levels. CEF is a voluntary, nonprofit, and nonpartisan coalition. CEF members listed in our Membership Guide (PDF) include educational associations, institutions, agencies, and organizations whose interests range from preschool to postgraduate education in both public and private systems.

The purpose of CEF is to provide members of the general public and government officials with the information enabling them to better assess the need for funding of federal education programs. CEF takes positions on federal education funding issues that represent a consensus of its membership and then communicates those positions to federal government officials and Members of Congress. Learn More About Membership >>

Attend Our Events

We host occasional events and one big annual event — the legislative conference and gala. For each, we invite our members and the general public or policy stakeholders to attend and contribute to. Learn More About the Gala and Legislative Conference >>

Become a CEF Sponsor

Our sponsors receive top billing at all our events; additionally, because we are a 501c3, any support is tax deductible. For more information on helping to support our efforts through sponsorship, please contact Joel Packer, Executive Director by e-mailing jpacker@cef.org

When Our Students Succeed, Our Nation Succeeds.

Founded in 1969, the Committee for Education Funding (CEF) and its 80 member organizations have worked toward the common goal of achieving adequate federal support for our nation's education system. Nonpartisan and nonprofit, CEF is America's largest education coalition, reflecting the broad spectrum of the education community.