2016 Spring Luncheon

On May 6, the Schools Fund held its Annual Spring Luncheon. Almost 500 people were in attendance to recognize the work of our BUSD music teachers. Eighty BUSD student musicians performed: the Berkeley High Pep Band, the LeConte Elementary Third Graders, Longfellow Middle School Mariachi Band, and the Berkeley High Chorus.

The Spring Luncheon is our biggest fundraising event of the year thanks to the many individual and business donors in our community who attend the event and generously support the important work we do year after year. You can still make a contribution to our luncheon fundraising on our Donate page.

See you next year!

See Photos from the Event!

15-16 Strategic Impact Grants

Schools Fund Strategic Impact Grants encourage teacher collaboration and community partnerships that support excellence and equity across all schools. These are larger grants that serve at the grade, department, school, inter-district, and District level.

This year we awarded $69,480 for STEM projects, $62,745 for the Arts, $41,030 for Language Arts, and $21,870 for Student Support initiatives. You can check out the full list of Strategic Impact Grants awarded for the 2015-2016 school year at the link.

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Friends & Family Grants

Explore our new crowdfunding site, where you can give directly to projects that support inspired and innovative classrooms in Berkeley! Teachers: apply for grants year round and receive donations from our community quickly and easily!

Friends & Family is searchable by school, teacher, and subject. Make a teacher's grant a reality by donating to a project today!

Check it out!