For almost 40 years, the Berkeley Public Schools Fund has showed up for students and the educators who guide them. With a laser focus on leveling the playing field for those furthest from opportunity, the Schools Fund offers educators a suite of services and opportunities that make BUSD a more caring, inclusive and just community of learning.
With two distinct grant programs, the Berkeley Public Schools Fund leverages community-raised dollars to drive systems change in BUSD that levels the playing field for those furthest from opportunity. Our single school LEARNING for Equity grants and our district-wide LEADING for Equity grants drive change at two different scales. All grants are collaborative and equity-explicit.
Educators at all grade levels and content areas may request the support of one or more BSV Classroom Volunteers. Requests may be submitted to BSV from August through early March each school year. Team BSV does its best to match educator needs to volunteer skills and availability. In ’21-22, BSV linked more than 600 Classroom Volunteers to Educator requests across BUSD.
The Schools Fund reaches out directly to BUSD educators, both certificated and classified, to share grant opportunities, grantee spotlights, volunteer updates, and event invitations. Educators may access an archive of monthly newsletters from the year prior below.