Schools Fund Grantmaking

The Berkeley Public Schools Fund has been awarding grants to Berkeley educators for 40 years.

Driven by our mission of championing an equitable public education for students, families and our community, the Schools Fund operates two distinct grant programs based on priority funding areas.

LEARNING for Equity  LEADING for Equity 
  • $1,000-$15,000
  • Early Fall Deadline, Annually
  • For Educator Teams
  • Prioritizes Equity & Collaboration
  • $5,000-$30,000
  • Mid Fall & Late Spring Deadlines, Annually
  • For Multisite + District Projects
  • Prioritizes Equity & Collaboration


What is the SCOPE of your project?

  • Single class or single educator?  Sorry, your project isn’t currently a fit for Schools Fund grants. We recommend exploring other sources like Donors Choose, the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, and/or your local PTA.
  • A team of educators from a single school (grade-level or content-area) or program? Your project may be a fit for LEARNING for Equity grants.
  • A project coordinated across multiple schools or district-wide? Your project may be a fit for LEADING for Equity grants.

For questions about our grantmaking programs, attend Schools Fund Grants Office Hours (during grants seasons) or contact Deputy Director Duffy Ross: