Mathematics Resource Grants

Grants that help build a strong math foundation for students

Program Details


Infant, toddler, and preschool teachers in programs serving low-income families and public school teachers of grades TK-3 in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

Limit of 3 grants per site for TK-3 schools, and all other sites will depend on classroom size; one grant per teacher each year.


Grants of up to $500 are available to fund books, materials, software, manipulatives and professional development related to mathematics. We encourage requests which show curriculum resources are articulated between grade levels. (ex. Preschool with Kindergarten, 1st with 2nd grade, etc.)


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

Scan and email your application to Please do not fax.


It’s easy! Scan and email a description of your idea on school letterhead, including the following information:

  • Date and notation on it that request is for a Mathematics Grant
  • School and district name, address, telephone and fax number
  • Your name, email address and grade level
  • Title 1 status and/or percentage of students eligible for Free and Reduced-Price Lunch
  • Total amount requested
  • Description of your project
  • Item by item listing of how the money will be spent
  • For TK-3rd grade teachers: Applications must be signed by both the submitting teacher and the school principal. For infant, toddler, and preschool teachers: Applications must be signed by both the submitting teacher and the executive director of the program.
  • Who the check should be made payable to (school, district or PTA only) and the address the check should be mailed to.

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

“As a new teacher, I walked into the classroom with minimal materials, many of which were not age-appropriate for Transitional Kindergarten. But, with your generous donation, I have been able to supply my class with materials that are more suited for the concepts and skills taught to Transitional Kindergarten students. I am appreciative of the generosity The Heising-Simons Foundation has provided in helping my students receive materials that are imperative to their learning.” – Courtney Wong, Transitional Kindergarten teacher at Meadows Elementary School




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This program is made possible with funding by the Heising-Simons Foundation.

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“Many of my second language students are starting to use the math vocabulary more, because the math games provide a relaxing way of learning difficult concepts that stimulate and electrify their English language abilities.”


– Jennifer Miller, 2nd grade teacher, Santa Teresa Elementary School, San Jose, California