Welcome to ZEF!

We are so glad you are here and hope you will check out the four ways to engage with ZEF below. Also, please explore the website to learn more about the latest grant awards and upcoming events. Don’t hesitate to contact us at zef@zcs.k12.in.us or 317.733.4805 with any questions!

How to Engage with ZEF

SUBSCRIBE to our eNewsletter.

ZEF eNews is a quick and easy way to learn about ZEF projects and events throughout the year. We send 8-10 newsletters annually with news about ZEF grant awards, upcoming events, community support, and ZEF Grants in Action.

Click here to subscribe today.

ATTEND a ZEF event this year.

    • ZEF Bash is our largest annual fundraiser and this year’s theme is Luau! Join us at the Golf Club of Indiana Cardinal Room on Saturday, November 9 for a fun night including dinner, an open bar, a silent auction, trips of a lifetime, the band Living Proof, and our famous Cap Off the Night! You won’t want to miss this ZCS tradition! Tickets go on sale September 1, 2024. Get yours before they are gone!
    • ZEF Trivia Night was such a success this year we have decided to do it again! Your team of up to 8 people will compete in a fun-filled night led by Hambone’s Trivia on Friday, February 28th. Will your team be the 2025 ZEF Trivia Night Champion?

DONATE to ZEF and help us fund academic excellence across the district. YOUR gift makes a true impact on future grants for ZCS teachers, students, and schools. Click here to donate!

    • ZEF grants enable teachers’ innovative ideas to come to life for their students.
    • ZEF offers several different types of grants to assist ZCS educators: Classroom, Imagine Professional Development, Student Enrichment, and Strategic Initiative Grants as well as Donors Choose Matching Funds.
    • Click here to see previous grants awarded.


We are always looking for individuals who are passionate about helping our schools. ZEF funds projects that provide unique learning opportunities for students across the district and volunteers are vital to our success! Contact us today to learn more about helping on an event committee, being part of our grants process, or joining our Board.

Email zef@zcs.k12.in.us to learn more!