Funding Suggestions for Schools

Schools and districts can sometimes find supplemental funding for our outdoor school and in-school programs. This list is provided to support you search:

  • The Berkeley Public Education Foundation has funded teacher’s requests for grants to attend the Outdoor School in the past. The applicant must be a BUSD (Berkeley School District) employee working in classrooms or programs in school.
  • In Dulci Jubilo awards grants to Berkeley public school teachers, administrators, and the Berkeley community for programs schoolwide or community wide to close the public school achievement gap.
  • National Association of Elementary School Principals/MetLife Foundation Sharing the Dream Grants support to principals working to develop programs committed to heightening community leadership, communication, ownership, and involvement in their schools with the goal of improving achievement for all students.
  • The East Bay Community Foundation will sometimes support our partner schools.
  • Donors Choose allows teachers to submit project proposals for materials or experiences their students need to learn. Concerned individuals choose projects to fund. We’ve had several schools fund their classes to go to our Outdoor School this way.
  • Stimulus funds are available from the Department of Education to implement Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
  • Sometimes federal, state, and local grants are offered which help support teachers to integrate social-emotional learning and character development into their classroom work or prevent violence in or near schools, illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs, and promote parental and community involvement.
  • The Sprint Character Education Grant Program supports K–12 education initiatives within the focus area of character education.
  • Future Educators for Character grants, available from the Character Education Partnership, help support innovative approaches for preparing new teachers to integrate sound character development into their classroom work.
  • Safe Schools/Healthy Students grants, available from the US Department of Education, support LEAs in the development of communitywide approaches to creating safe and drug-free schools and promoting healthy childhood development. Programs are intended to prevent violence and the illegal use of drugs and to promote safety and discipline.
  • SchoolGrants is an all around resource for available grants and grant writing.
  • Target Field Trips grants of $700 are available.
  • Kids in Need Foundation grants $100-500 for creative classroom projects, giving hundreds of grants annually.
  • The Accredited Schools Online created this guide to provide teachers and administrators with expert tips to raise funds and build relationships.