SRVEF Announces 2023 Grant Awards

The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Teacher Grants. Once again, SRVEF partnered with DonorsChoose to help with the grant campaign. As a result of matching funds and external donations, SRVEF funded ALL ELIGIBLE grants.

This year, SRVEF awarded 141 grants totaling $40,175.73, including 31 music and science grants funded by the SRVEF Endowment Committee.

 Because of a generous match that was made available on Giving Tuesday (November 28), we were able to expand our eligibility requirements, funding grants that were submitted as early as August 25, and as recent as November 27, 2023. 

 30 schools had one or more grants funded by SRVEF. 123 Educators had one or more grants funded. 21 teachers were awarded their first Teacher grant. After funding all teachers, we were able to fund a 2nd grant for 17 Educators

 The SRVEF Grant Program is funded primarily through proceeds from the Run for Education and the Auction for Education. The Endowment Grant Program is funded through our annual donation drive and annual recognition lunch, Celebrate Innovation in Education. If you haven’t registered for the 2024 Run, please consider registering today at 

 Unfunded teacher grants will remain active on the DonorsChoose website for approximately two more months during which time the grants may continue to receive external funding, including funding from individual, corporate donors, and matching fund donors. Although SRVEF has exhausted our Grant funding, parents, friends, and local Ed Funds can continue to help fund the remaining grants. If a grant is not fully funded by the expiration date, any external money pledged is returned to the donor.  

 Grants that still require funding may be reviewed by clicking here.  Please note that grants can be submitted at any time, so the list changes. All funded SRVUSD Grants may be reviewed on the DonorsChoose site by clicking here.

Please see the list below for the 2023 recipients with links to the Grant on DonorsChoose. Any questions may be directed to [email protected].



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Alamo Elementary Mrs. AbramowitzStaying Focused in 3rd Grade!
Mrs. NosalBringing Creativity to Life: Art Supplies and Colorful Prints!
Mrs. NosalEmpowering 4th Graders with Math and Reading Essentials: Fueling Futures
Mrs. UnruhTeachers Pay Teachers
Ms. BarfodCultivating Effective Routines: a 5th Grade Organization Station!
Ms. BeemAir Purifiers Will Help Keep Kids Healthy and in School!
Ms. FettigTeacher Created Materials for 2nd Graders
Ms. FloresExtra Resources for 2nd Graders!
Ms. MayerDeveloping Creativity in 1st Grade!
Ms. O’TooleBringing California and the World to Life for 4th Graders!
Ms. PavonStaying Organized in 3rd Grade!
Ms. SicatFostering Imagination & Creativity in TK!
Ms. SicatLet’s Play in TK!
Ms. SummersWe Are Artists
Bella Vista Elementary Mrs. JohnsonExtension and Innovation
Mrs. KimBuilding a Thinking Classroom Where Mistakes are Respected
Mrs. RizzoBook Clubs Are Fun!
Mrs. SinghBook Club Bonanza!
Mrs. WeheClassroom Novels Build Community
Ms. ClevengerElementary Math/STEM Notebook
Ms. StairCreativity in Our Classroom
Ms. Wilson (“Ms. Lux”)Art & Play in First Grade!
Bollinger Canyon Elementary Mrs. BuchelGreat Readers Need Great Spots to Store Their Books!
Mrs. DobberpuhlEmpowering Tomorrow’s Innovators and Creators in SRVUSD!
Mrs. HanGrowing as Learners in 2nd Grade!
Mrs. PradoCalm, Cool, and Collected! Social-Emotional Literacy and Counseling Resources
Mrs. SchaadMotivated Problem Solvers!
Mrs. SullivanMarvelous Multilingual Learners Deserve Marvelous Manipulatives!
Mrs. TradeBuilding Classroom Community Through Play
Mrs. WadeOrganization & STEM!
Ms. BidwellIgnite Creativity and Design Potential in our STEAM Space!
Ms. HernandezSEL and Creativity
Ms. HoskinsWe Like to Move It, Move It!
California High Mrs. BibleThe “Selfie” Portrait
Mrs. Brundage (Mrs. Churchill)3D Glass Fusion
Mrs. CrandallMicro:bits for Applying Python Skills in Project Based Learning
Mrs. Hamilton (“Mrs. E”)Culturally Relevant Text
Mrs. PerezalonsoJenga … Not Just a Game!
Ms. DoonerUtilizing Sand Tray Therapy as a Trauma-Informed Modality for Intervention
Ms. Teslich HaaversonCollaborative Desks Make for Student Success
Ms. Teslich HaaversonEmpathy Museum to Transform Relationships and Tackle Global Challenges
Charlotte Wood Middle Mrs. MockStudent Headphones for Quality Video Lessons & Audio Books
Ms. JonesNew Books That Hook All Readers
Country Club Elementary Mrs. FisherRefresh our Classroom Library with New Book Bins and Books!
Ms. EllmanHome is Where Imagination Grows!
Ms. MendezBusy Hands Make Strong Minds in TK
Coyote Creek Elementary Mrs. BilteFine Motor Activities for Tk Explorers
Mrs. BilteLight Table For TK Explorers
Mrs. WebsterFrom Brush to Bot: Nurturing Young Artists and Innovators
Mrs. WebsterInnovative Explorations: Hands-On STEM Adventures
Ms. FarinhaExploring Emotion Through Art
Diablo Vista Middle Mr. FielderGeometry in Real Life Settings
Mrs. Carrasco1st Ever Lego Prime Club
Mrs. MoenHot Plates Matter
Mrs. WildyCreation Through a Sublimation Station
Ms. Dowd“Leveling Up: Building Community In Our Library Through Games”
Dougherty Valley High Mr. ClementeAudio Speaker System Accessories
Mrs. KnappPrinting Priorities for Student Success
Mrs. TuohyRaku In The Classroom
Ms. HussenetPresentation Pizzazz in the Library

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Watch the Birdie and Have Fun
Gale Ranch Middle Mr. HanavanGetting a Better Grip on Ceramic Trimming.
Mr. JohnsonTeam Handball Fun!
Mrs. BurnsHigh Interest Reading for Students
Ms. LarsonBeauty and th Jr. Coming to Our School
Golden View Elementary Mrs. BurgermeisterSensory Tables Make Sense in Kindergarten!
Mrs. JudiceHave Desk, Will Travel!
Mrs. JudiceLittle People Can Be Organized!
Mrs. StifterLittle Painters at Work
Ms. MadrieresLet the Games (& Investment in Reading) Begin!
Green Valley Elementary Mr. StruempfBlock, Set, Spike, Serve —  Let’s Play Volleyball!
Mr. StruempfFun and Funding With Volleyball!
Greenbrook Elementary Mrs. Aviles (“Mrs. Jasmine”)Let’s Talk About Speech Sounds!
Mrs. Aviles (“Mrs. Jasmine”)Play, Talk, Learn and Have Fun!
Mrs. BassAdventures in Stem Play
Mrs. BassSpecial Education STEM Play Time
Mrs. BassSTEM Learning in Special Education Pre-K
Mrs. CarothersAdding More Fun to Speech Therapy!
Mrs. KearsleyCenter Staples
Ms. Raine (“Ms. Rasala”)Sensory Supplies for Special Students
Hidden Hills Elementary Mrs. AustinBringing Projects to Life through Color with a colored printer
Mrs. MontagLearning About the World Through Novels!
Mrs. MontagReaching Readers With Graphic Novels
Ms. FredricksonToday a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader
Iron Horse Middle Mrs. CastroGiving Students’ Brains a Break!
Mrs. LaakeLets Cell-e-brate How to Use the Microscope
Mrs. LaakeVisualizing Cells With a Chromebook!
Ms. RainesCostume Storage Help!
Ms. RainesLet There be Light! Help our Musical be Seen!
John Baldwin Elementary Mr. InnocentiPhysical Education Equipment Refresh!
Mrs. DiGiovanniArt Supplies for California History Learning
Mrs. GoldsworthyCursive Can Not Die!
Mrs. WareLet’s Pretend!
Live Oak Elementary Ms. Webb (“Ms. Sandra”)Fun Toys to Promote Social Engagement
Ms. Webb (“Ms. Sandra”)Supplies for Preschool Sensory Play and Art Project Fun!
Teacher LiddlePreschoolers Learn Through Play!
Montair Elementary Ms. MartinHands-On Learning
Monte Vista High Mrs. SevinHeart Rate & Oxygen Intake
Mrs. SevinThem Bones
Ms. XavierLibrary Laminator
Montevideo Elementary Mrs. ChamberlinSupport Kindergarten Scientists With Engaging Curriculum
Mrs. HaydenGetting Creative
Mrs. PruittSupplies for Student Projects
Ms. InducilSTEAM Student and Their Introduction into 3D!
Pine Valley Middle Mrs. FenstermacherA Few Words Go a Long Way
Mrs. LillardGordon Korman Book Clubs!
Ms. DavenportGames for Generation(z) to Come!
Quail Run Elementary Mrs. SealockLet’s Get Colorful and Crafty!
Ms. Chu (“Ms. C”)Make Our Learning Fun!
Rancho Romero Elementary Ms. RaneyBooks to Inspire Students to Be Lifelong Learners
Ms. SmithRocking on Recorders!
San Ramon Valley High Ms. BadwalSensory Needs
Stone Valley Middle Mr. CrouchExploring The Stories Of Japanese Incarceration
Mrs. BaloughA Safe Space for Students to Explore and Grow
Mrs. FerreiraCreating An “In Tune” Nation!
Mrs. VolenecBooks to Help One Fall in Love with Reading
Mrs. VolenecFavorite Authors Make for Happy Reading
Mrs. WindVisualizing Functions With Whiteboards
Ms. DoranEngaging Book Clubs With Current Titles
Ms. MehtaBuilding Empathy Through Literacy
Ms. StodolaDystopian Book Clubs and Snacks for Inquisitive 8th-Grade Learners
Tassajara Hills Elementary Mrs. ChimientiMagnetic Engineering in TK!
Mrs. HitomiProblem Solving with Fairy Tales in TK!
Mrs. PhillipsUsing Read-Alouds to Boost Students’ Creativity
Twin Creeks Elementary Mrs. ClearyFostering Creativity and Problem Solving
Mrs. WilmottLet’s Go on an Adventure and Read a Book!
Ms. BaronBooks Galore!
Ms. BaronClassroom Community Builders
Vista Grande Elementary Mrs. HendersonFirst Grade Art Supplies
Ms. HansonHelp Us Bring More Art and Stem to Our Classroom!
Ms. YoungDiscreet Tools for Educational Access
Walt Disney Elementary Mrs. FrankWanted: Decodable Readers for First Grade
Mrs. JerkinsWatercolor Painting Supplies
Mrs. MatkinsBuild and Create
Mrs. OxborrowAlternative Work Spaces
Windemere Ranch Middle Mr. PatelSmall Robots, BIG FUN!
Mrs. JainFun While Learning?…Yes!
Mrs. SouzaA World of Mystery
Ms. Garrahan“Make” our Library Creative
Ms. GarrahanPush Our Button(Maker)