The grant window is OPEN!

The highlightsSRVEF will be offering a $5/student matching grant for all affiliate schools in the SRVUSD. All SRVUSD schools will receive an ADDITIONAL $5/student from SRVUSD to make your dollars go further.

The conditionsThe SRVEF $ is for affiliates of SRVEF who are in good standing only. Schools must demonstrate that they are making progress towards their Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship School Certification in order to receive SRVUSD or SRVEF funds.

What's greatPrincipals and affiliates will be able to work together on a local vision for technology at their school. Schools will have two fiscal year windows to raise this money. The 2017 SRVEF Run for Education school payout $ can be used for this match.



Thanks to everyone who submitted a 2016 SRVEF grant application. We received 162 general grant requests and 18 music grant requests. A committee of SRVEF Board members read each application and scored them purely on merit without knowing which school or individual had submitted the requests. Happily, we are able to fund 65 general grants and 17 music grants this year and every school that submitted an application is receiving at least one grant award. Based on the large number of applications for computer-type devices, the SRVEF Board quickly recognized this as a district-wide need. These computer/devices requests were not funded in this grant round and have been set aside for future consideration. SRVEF is now working on a possible technology initiative to help meet these needs in a coordinated and equitable way. Our hope is to work together with district administrators and school foundation affiliates to help fund the need for more computer-type devices in our schools.

To all grant writers, SRVEF thanks you for your efforts on behalf of our students! We know how much energy and work goes into the writing of a grant application. For those of you that have been awarded a grant, please watch for a separate email later this week with specific information about how to submit your purchase orders and the timeline you need to follow for compliance with our guidelines.

We appreciate everyone’s support for the annual Run for Education and the Online Auction for Education. These two events are our major fundraisers. It is because of your participation and our sponsors that we are able to have such a strong grants program.

Please see the table below for results. Any questions can be directed to


Grant Title

Primary author's name

School affiliation

Grant award

Are You Like Me--Am I Like You?

Adrienne Casebeer

Twin Creeks


Books for Every Student

Emily Gomes

Country Club


Building Communication Between Parents and Toddlers with Special Needs

Naomi Murphy

SRVUSD infant toddler Early Start


Buying Bottom Brass to Build a Better Balanced Band!

Ben Loomer

Stone Valley Middle School


Character Counts

Ondi Tricaso



Choldenko Author Visit

Sherri Wright

Hidden Hills Elementary


Chorus Class at Montevideo

Eileen Hock



Coding with Robotics

Chris Faidley

Gale Ranch


Culinary Arts Program - Stone Valley Middle School

Judith Kerns

Stone Valley Middle School


Del Amigo 16-17 Get Them Reading

Jon Sawyer

Del Amigo High School


Delivering Independence

Noralyn Giles

Del Amigo


Digital Data Collection

Hitu Saksena

Diablo Vista Middle School


DVHS Clean Up with Coffee

David Offerman

Dougherty Valley


DVMS STEM Club 2016-2017

Regina Yang

Diablo Vista Middle School


EMC2: Elementary Engineering Minds Collaborating and Creating with LegoWeDo2.0

Ursula M. Sexton

Montevideo Elementary


Empowered Readers

Debbie Davis

Golden View


Engaged World Learners

Cheri Eplin



Engineering in Elementary

Lisa Sawires

Walt Disney


Engineering in Elementary School

Teresa Pierce

John Baldwin


Enriching NGSS in the Third Grade Classroom

Sarah Ferlazzo

Golden View Elementary


Finale Music Writing Software

Cheryl Yee Glass

San Ramon Valley High


Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need

Eva Kowalewicz

Green Valley & Live Oak


Flexible Seating for First Graders

Christine Hall



Fourth Graders Love Graphic Novels

Katie Robinson

Green Valley School


Full STEAM ahead with Lego Robotics

Rose Tishler

Country Club


Funding to Start a FIRST Tech Challenge Team

Chris van Wolbeck



Genre Specific Literature Circles

Taylor Mulholland

Pine Valley MS


Getting AVID With It!

Erin Foley

Charlotte Wood


Heckenlively High-Altitude Academy

Kent Heckenlively

Gale Ranch


High Interest Non-Fiction Mentor Texts

Kristine Blechman

Charlotte Wood


Is Change Possible?

Ruth Dyrness

Diablo Vista Middle School


It's Massive!

Joell Marchese

Pine Valley


Kindergarten Playground Equipment

Kim Kraft

Rancho Romero


Knock Knock. Who's there? STEAM. STEAM Who? STEAM me up with Picasso

Lynne Ertola

Tassajara Hills Elementary


Learning Takes Off with Mini Airborne Drones

Cecilia Brear

Los Cerros Middle School


Library of Children's books in Spanish

Ana Rea

San Ramon Valley High School


Literacy in the Kinder Class

Tori Ostrom

Bella Vista


Maker Space To Go

Gerri Peterson

Pine Valley Middle School


Making It in Middle School

Wendy Cunningham

Charlotte Wood


Math Support for Resource Students

Melanie Mearns

Charlotte Wood


Meet All Students Needs

Celeste Granger

Bella Vista


Portable monitor system

Helen Town

Walt Disney




Iron Horse Middle School




Coyote Creek Elementary




Vista Grande Elementary School