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SRVEF and Endowment Committee "Teacher Grants" window opens September 1, 2018

The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (“SRVEF”) and The Endowment Committee are partnering with DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit organization that connects public school educators in need of classroom materials and experiences with donors from throughout the country who want to help.  We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Teacher Grant Program will open September 1, 2018 and close midnight October 21, 2018.

Teachers may submit multiple funding requests on DonorsChoose.org for: Books, Supplies, Trips and Visitors.  While SRVEF will only fund one project per teacher, the goal is to have as many funded by all sources during the window.

To get started, read through the Grant Criteria and Selection Information below to ensure your project is eligible for this offer then visit www.donorschoose.org to start your project today. If you haven’t used DonorsChoose.org before, please get started at donorschoose.org/teachers.

Important DatesWant help writing a grant?  DonorsChoose.org grant writing workshops:

  • Thursday, August 23
  • Wednesday, September 12
  • Thursday, September 13.

All workshops will be held at 3:30pm in the SRVUSD Professional Development Center
Click here to sign up for training from Cecilia Brear, SRVEF staff member.

September 1, 2018 to October 21, 2018 Ongoing

  • Teachers can begin submitting projects on Saturday, September 1, 2018.
  • Last day projects can go “Live”- midnight Sunday, October 21, 2018.


By November 15, 2018

  • Teachers can continually check on the status of their grant funding at DonorsChoose.org
  • Teachers will be notified by email immediately when their grant is funded.
  • If grant is not funded early in the process, final status of all remaining grants will be no later than November 15.
  • Posting an eligible project does not guarantee funding.


Start Planning Your Project Now:Read through the Grant Criteria and Selection Information below to ensure your project is eligible for this offer then set up your account on Donors Choose.  You can begin developing your project, just don’t hit submit until September 1, 2018.

Grant Criteria:

  • You must be:
    • A certified Pre-K or TK-12 public school teacher
    • Employed by SRVUSD (San Ramon Valley Unified School District).
    • If you team teach a class, please choose one teacher from the classroom to post on behalf of the class and outline that classroom structure in your project essay.

If you have questions about whether you qualify to submit a grant, contact grants@srvef.org

  • Grants must not exceed $1,500 (including materials, taxes, shipping, and suggested donation to DonorsChoose.org = Total Project Goal)
     
  • Must be submitted between 9/1/18 and 10/21/18 (posting early increases chances of being fully funded from other funding sources!)
    Note: Begin your submission early as grant content and purchases must be approved through DonorsChoose.org before you may completely submit.  Projects that are not “live” as of Oct.21 will not be considered by SRVEF.

     
  • Must be reviewed and approved by your site administrator before being submitted.

SELECTION INFORMATION:

  • Teachers may submit multiple grants.
    • While SRVEF will only fund one project per teacher, funding is available from citizen donors and other corporate and foundation partners of DonorsChoose.org
  • Projects may be submitted in all subject areas.
  • Projects related to field trips, special visitors, and professional development are permitted.
  • SRVEF Endowment Committee will give additional consideration to funding K-8 Music projects and K-12 Science projects that demonstrate long-term, innovative activities/programs and professional development.
  • Chromebooks, iPads, laptops, or such devices for teacher or student use will not be considered by SRVEF in this grant cycle. However, if other technology is being requested, please consult the school district’s policies related to classroom technology, prior to making a funding request http://www.srvusd.net/ordering.
  • Teachers who order 10+ books of the same title must have Board approval for curriculum materials. (Check with Educational Services for the approved list and approval process.)

Please send all questions about the grants or process to grants@srvef.org

 

 

Your Guide to SuccessDonors Choose Educator Grants
These Donors Choose outreach slides provide an overview of their organization, as well as a step-by-step look at submitting a project.
All GrantsFor more information, email grants@srvef.org