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.


How To Apply

The application period for 2015-2016 Classroom Grants is September 2 to 5pm on September 28. We will link to the application form here at that time.

Please note: we are using a new platform for Classroom Grants this year so all applicants will need to create a profile when applying.

*Applying for a City of Berkeley Energy Saving Education Grant? Please review the grant RFP and include answers in your application.*

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:

  • Curriculum materials035_BPEF_WashVol_20091016bw
  • 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 Check Request, Follow-Up Report, & Photo Release Here!

Teachers: you can now complete your check request online! Click here to complete, and please return by January 31, 2015.

Teachers can click here to complete and submit follow-up reports for 2014-15 grants. All reports are due by the last day of school, unless you contact the Schools Fund and let us know of other arrangements.

Please complete and have parents sign the Photo Release if you are sending photos of students.

Here is the full list of 2014-2015 Classroom Grants