Science Resource Grants

Grants to enhance classroom science programs

Program Details


Any K-12 grade teacher working at a low-income public school in Alameda or San Mateo County is eligible to apply.

Limit of two grants per school and one grant per teacher.


Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to teachers for hands-on materials to enhance their classroom science instruction.

Examples include:

  • Chemistry lab sets
  • Water testing materials
  • Classroom microscopes

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

Fax your application to (510) 645-1892, or scan and email your application to


It’s easy! Simply fax in (or scan and email) a description of your idea on school letterhead, including the following information:

  • Date and “Science 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
  • Applications must be signed by both the submitting teacher and the school principal

For questions, please contact us at (510) 645-1890 or

“Teaching science effectively requires demonstrations, hands on assignments, and interactive field work. All of these things makes science a favorite subject for many students. It is often stressful trying to find creative ways to fund science costs. This grant was great because it met my need without taking away too much of my planning time.”

Kevin Terjesen, science teacher, A.P. Giannini Middle School, San Francisco

 Funding is currently exhausted.



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“These grants have been a vital resource for us here in the science department, as it is so expensive and difficult taking students out of the classroom. Our subject, biology, lends itself to going outside, yet so often we are confined to the walls of classrooms. We appreciate your conservation focus which was to  provide support to outdoor field trips that teach students important environmental lessons.” 


– Jessica Tiatia, 9-12th grade biology teacher, Westmoor High School, Daly City