Beach

Excursion Grants

Grants designed to open new vistas to children at low-income schools.

Program Details

Who

Public school teachers for grades K-5, Alameda and San Mateo counties.

There is a limit of 2 grants per school each school year.

What

Grants of up to $1,000 are available to fund 1-day classroom excursions; funds can cover the cost of transportation, admission fees and food.

Examples: go to the beach, go to a museum, take a bay ferry, a classroom hike and picnic. The purpose of this program is to open new vistas to children.

When

Send your fax in as soon as it is ready – money is limited. Funding will be immediately available, if approved.

How

It’s easy! Simply fax in a description of your idea on school letterhead, including the following information:

  • Date and Excursion Grant notation
  • School and district name, address, telephone and fax number
  • Your name, email address, grade level
  • Total amount requested
  • Description of your trip, including when it will take place
  • 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
  • Fax your application without a cover sheet to (510) 645-1892
Questions?

For questions, please contact us at (510) 645-1890 or info@venturesfoundation.org.

 

This program is made possible with funding by The Geballe Family.

“As an educator, I strive to give my students as many opportunities to see and interact with the world around them as I can. Thank you for your generosity, it is truly appreciated!”

– Betty Yee, First Grade Teacher, Lincoln Elementary School, Oakland, California.

Check back in fall 2015 for funding availability.

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“When I first heard about this grant I thought it was too good to be true! I can’t believe how easy it was to be able to provide such an enriching opportunity.”

 

– Lissette Averhoff, 5th Grade Teacher, ACORN Woodland Elementary, Oakland, CA