Classroom Grants

The Schools Fund and our community believe that directly supporting teachers is one of the best ways to help students succeed. If you’re looking for Friends & Family Grants, please follow this link.

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How To Apply

The Schools Fund is now accepting Classroom Grant applications, which must be created and submitted online. You can save and modify your application until you wish to submit it. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us at schoolsfund@berkeley.net as soon as possible; this might mean your application was not submitted.

The deadline for 2014-15 applications is Monday, September 29th at 5pm.

Award Criteria

In evaluating grants, we look for a clear and detailed description of the project, its budget, and of how funds will be used. For a list of tips for successful application, check out our Needed Materials and Tips. Overall, we look for projects that:

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  • Enhance teaching of core academic subjects as well as the arts
  • Expand equity and opportunity by helping students discover and reach their potential
  • Support differentiated teaching and multi-modal learning styles
  • Increase parent and community involvement in our schools

Who Can Apply

Priority is given to projects that effectively impact the most students per dollar granted.

  • Any BUSD teacher or team of teachers
  • Principals
  • Any school or District personnel
  • Specialists or resource staff

What Can Be Applied For?

Grant projects must directly benefit students and schools during the school year being applied for. Items such as:

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  • Supplies
  • Certain equipment
  • Guest speakers or artists
  • Professional development
  • Field trips
  • Anything that you can show will enhance your teaching and your students’ learning!

Complete Your Follow-Up Report Here!

Teachers can click here to complete and submit follow-up reports for 2013-14 grants. All reports are due by the last day of school (June 13, 2014), unless you contact the Schools Fund and let us know of other arrangements.