The Schools Fund Blog

Teachers Reflect on 2014-2015 Classroom Grants

Posted on July 16th 2015 in Grants

Berkeley Public Schools Fund Classroom Grants have been a staple of Berkeley public school classrooms since 1984. Some projects are small, requesting consumable classroom supplies or a single field trip. Other applications tackle bigger, innovative ideas: socio-emotional training, STEM curriculum, literacy materials. All of these 300+ yearly applications are brought to the Schools Fund Grants Committee and reviewed […]

The History of Berkeley Public Schools Fund: Interview with Mary Friedman

Posted on July 15th 2015 in About the Schools Fund, Interviews

The Berkeley Public Schools Fund (formerly the Berkeley Public Education Foundation) was founded in 1983 in response to Proposition 13, which reduced property tax revenues in the State and severely impacted the amount of funds available for public schools. Watch one of our founders and current Board member, Mary Friedman, explain how we got our start […]