After School Grants

Grants to support after-school programs that provide an enriching and engaging outlet for youth


Program Details


6-12th grade public school teachers working in the following school districts are eligible to apply:

  • Alum Rock
  • East Side Union High
  • Franklin-McKinley
  • Oakland
  • Ravenswood
  • Sequoia Union

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


Teachers are encouraged to come up with new ideas for after school programs. Grants up to $2,500 are available to cover costs of equipment, teacher time, and/or refreshments. Examples: running club, dance club, ecology club, yearbook club, school choir, skateboarding club, drama club, chess club, school newspaper team, yoga club, guitar club (school sports teams are not eligible).


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


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

  • Date and “After School Program Grant” notation
  • School and district name, address, telephone and fax number
  • Teacher name, email address, and grade level
  • Description of your after school program idea and how it will be implemented, duration of project, and number of students and grade level(s) served
  • Total amount requested
  • Item by item listing 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

“Thank you very much for the grant for our Writing Center. We were wonderfully busy at all times! We found that having a place available to meet one-on-one with our students as they revised their writing greatly improved the quality of writing our students were producing. We thank you so very much for funding this after school program that, in these times of drastic budget cuts, was needed and appreciated by many.”

– Lisa Gallien, Oak Grove High School, San Jose, California




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This program is made possible with funding from the Barkley Fund.

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“Sometimes a program’s benefits extend even beyond where they are expected. Several of last spring’s Mural Club participants were newcomers to the United States. They appreciated having a safe and comfortable venue for learning skills, contributing ideas, and for socializing…these students were able to learn about and connect with their new school environment in a meaningful way.”


– Mural Club facilitator, Pam Consear, Oakland Technical High School