Education Plus! Grant Program

Solano Community Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $7,500

Anticipated deadline: Oct 4, 2020

Applicant type: Teacher Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Solano County, California

Location of residency: Solano County, California

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Overview:

Education Plus! Grant Cycle

SCF recognizes and supports academically-enriching programs structured to engage students and enhance their learning experience. Grants are awarded to projects that will improve literacy and help students achieve grade-level reading by third grade. This program also supports projects that help build skills to achieve appropriate math class placement for students entering ninth grade.

Requests from both school teachers in Solano County public school teachers (teaching grades K-12) and qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations (serving Solano County residents) will be considered for funding. Grants will be awarded to support projects that exhibit the “Plus! Factor,” i.e., those that enhance learning, improve student achievement, and augment participants’ educational experience in unique and successful ways. Nonprofit organizations may use award monies to support or implement their remedial, after-school, mentoring, and summer programs. Our funding objective is to award grant monies to support those projects expected to improve the quality of life of students involved, and make the greatest positive community impact.

The Education "Plus!" Factor

The Education "Plus!" factor must be clearly evident and defined by the applicant in their request. Projects that encourage creativity, increase participant involvement and motivation to learn, supplement and enrich the standard curriculum, and enhance school and educational activities in ways that directly and positively affect students’ learning will receive the strongest consideration for funding.

Teachers may apply for small grants of up to $1,500 to help support projects that exhibit the “Plus! Factor,” i.e., those that enhance learning, improve student achievement, and augment participants’ educational experience in unique and successful ways. Teacher applicants must submit the Teacher Education Plus! Grant Application Form to request funding.

Nonprofit organizations may apply for larger grants of up to $7,500 to support reading and math educational programs (e.g., remedial and mentoring projects, intervention programs, and after-school and summer programs). Nonprofit applicants must submit a Nonprofit Education Plus! Application Form to request funding. 

Solano Community Foundation is committed to addressing poverty and unemployment in Solano County by supporting programs that address the issues of achieving grade-level reading skills and achieving math skills for appropriate grade-level math placement.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Eligibility and funding focus:
    • Teachers in Solano County and River Delta public schools (in Solano County) serving students in grades K – 12 are eligible to apply.
    • Nonprofit organizations designated as I.R.S. 501(c)(3) organizations serving Solano County residents are eligible to apply.
    • Qualified nonprofit organizations must also be a Nonprofit Partnership Program (NPP) member in good standing.
    • Funding requests must address one of these two specific issues:
      • Grade-level Reading: work toward achieving grade-level reading skills at the third-grade level, or working to maintain or improve reading skills consistent with current grade level.
      • Grade-level Math Placement: work toward achieving math skills for appropriate class placement at the ninth-grade level, or working to maintain or improve math skills consistent with current grade level.

Ineligibility:

  • Grant monies awarded to schools may not to be used to pay for travel expenses (transportation, tolls, parking, etc.), school chaperone services, or meals.
  • Grant monies awarded to nonprofits may not be used for fundraising or general operating expenses.