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SRVEF and Endowment Committee "Teacher Grants" window opens September 29, 2019

SRVEF and The Endowment Committee in partnership with DonorsChoose.org are pleased to announce that the 2019 Teacher Grant Program will open at midnight on Sunday, September 29, 2019 and close at 11:59 PM on Friday, October 25, 2019.

DonorsChoose.org is 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.

Teachers may submit multiple grant requests through DonorsChoose.org. While SRVEF's policy is to generally fund no more than one grant per teacher, submitting more than one grant may lead to funding by DonorsChoose.org partners as well as SRVEF. If you have more than one great idea, submitting multiple grants is encouraged!

SRVEF's goal is to see as many grants funded through as many sources as possible during the grant window.

Posting an eligible project does not guarantee funding.

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.

Grant Criteria

  • You must be:
    • A certified PreK-12 public school teacher.
    • Employed by San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD).
    • If you team/co-teach or have questions about whether you qualify to submit a grant, please contact grants@srvef.org.
  • Grant must not exceed $1,000 (including all expenses = Total Project Goal).
  • Must be reviewed and approved by your site administrator before being submitted.
  • Must be submitted between 9/29/19 and 10/25/19. (Posting early increases chances of being fully funded from other external sources!) Note: Begin your submission early as grant content and purchases must be approved through DonorsChoose.org before you may completely submit.
     

Selection Information

  • Teachers may submit multiple grants. While SRVEF may only fund one grant per teacher, many grants will be funded during the grant window by other donors.
  • Projects may be submitted in all subject areas.
  • Projects related to field trips and special visitors/presenters are permitted. Note on grants for field trips and special visitors/presenters:  Depending on scheduling and your need to secure dates, this may not be the best avenue to secure funding.  Be sure to consider all options.  Ensure your Principal is aware of all costs and that the trip costs are covered.
  • SRVEF Endowment Committee may give additional consideration to long-term, innovative activities/programs and professional development grants in K-8 Vocal and Instrumental Music and K-12 Science.
  • 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.
  • Although SRVEF will not fund device Technology Grants, many Chromebooks, laptops, iPads, etc. have been funded via DonorsChoose.org grants and their funding partners over the years.
  • 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.) 
  • Approved Grants will have materials shipped to the SRVUSD warehouse and routed to the appropriate schools. 

Important Dates

Sunday, September 29, 2019 to Friday, October 25, 2019 Ongoing

  • Teachers can begin submitting projects on Sunday, September 29, 2019.
  • Last day to submit projects - midnight Friday, October 25, 2019.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

  • Teachers can continually check on the status of their grant funding at DonorsChoose.org
  • Teachers will be notified immediately when their grant is funded.
  • If grant is not funded early in the process, final status of any remaining grants will be no later than November 24.

See these FAQs for additional information

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