Our Programs > Arts Resource Grants Program

“Particularly in a rural school district such as ours, where families frequently haven’t the money or the resources to offer their children extracurricular activities, our public school classrooms are their only hope of exposure to art education. Giving children from all socio-economic backgrounds a voice is particularly important at Hatch, where the arts provide common ground and a creative space in which our students can express their hopes, dreams and concerns.” – 3rd grade teacher, Johanna Gelb, Alvin S. Hatch Elementary School, Half Moon Bay

Funding for this program is currently available! 

Arts Resource Grants For Public School Teachers K-8 from low-income schools in select Southern San Mateo/Northern Santa Clara County Districts

Click here for the Arts Resource Grant Program Flyer!

Who:  Any public school teacher, K-8, in the peninsula school districts listed are eligible to apply: Alum Rock, Belmont, Cabrillo, East Palo Alto, Franklin/McKinley, Menlo Park, Mountain View/Whisman, Pescadero, Redwood City, San Carlos. Limit of three grants per school.


What: Grants of up to $500 are available to public school teachers grades K-8 to enhance your classroom and after-school arts programs. Examples: art supplies, visiting artist, scripts, instruments, scores, sound equipment, stipends for after-school arts teaching, costumes, props, professional development. The purpose of this program is to enhance arts education in music, theatre, dance, and visual arts.

How: We've made it easy! Simply fax in a description of your idea on school letterhead, including the following information:

  • Date and Arts Resource Grant notation
  • School and district name, address, telephone and fax number
  • Teacher name, email address, and grade level
  • Total Amount Requested
  • Description of your project; how many students will benefit
  • Itemization of how the money will be spent (we encourage same grade level teachers to apply together to maximize this resource grant)
  • Applications must be signed by both the submitting teacher and the school principal

Deadline: Fax in your request in to (510) 645-1892 as soon as it is ready. If approved, funds will immediately be disbursed.

*Please note the limit of three grants per school*

This program is made possible with funding by The Westly Foundation

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