The Foundation Board of Directors has long realized that a relatively small investment of $500 can transform a good lesson into an excellent learning experience with far reaching impact. The Bay Education Foundation will have, by the end of this year, helped build skills in 43,000 people, our students, by awarding over $350,000 in $500 grants to 1,100 teachers in the last twenty-eight years. All educators in Bay District Schools and public charter schools are eligible to apply.
Junior League Excellence in Education Grant
The Junior League supports $500 grants to local educators to design and implement special learning activities for students. Designed to encourage innovation and build excitement, the projects focus on improving learning in academic areas. Of particular interest are projects which include career/technical education, STEM education, literacy and teaching quality.
Excellence in Education Application
These are grants to support individual educators or groups of educators in their design of classroom activities in STEM education. Proposals must either be problem-based or product-based and may be enhancements of current existing activities or new projects. Preference will be given to applicants from Title 1 schools and to those who focus on materials, supplies, equipment, software, and hardware as opposed to field trips.
STEM Grant Application
Arts Alive Grants
Arts Alive grants are designed to support performing arts in local schools, using funds from our annual Arts Alive event. These $500 grants are most often used for expenses associated with music, theater, and dance instruction; however, other disciplines employing music, theater, or dance are invited to apply.
Arts Alive Application
Literacy Through the Visual Arts Grants
The Bay Education Foundation uses proceeds from Arts Alive to fund grants for educators who use the visual arts to promote student learning in academic disciplines. Art teachers and others using visual arts in the classroom are invited to apply for these $500 grants.
Literacy Through Art Application
Jeri Pankhurst Council on Exceptional Education Grant
The Council for Exceptional Children supports one $500 grant for a classroom teacher of students with disabilities to implement a project to improve instruction. One grant is awarded each year.
CEC Grant Application