Science Resource Grants

Grants to enhance classroom science programs

Program Details


Any TK-12 grade teacher working at a low-income public school in Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, or Santa Clara 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, with a focus on life sciences and chemistry.

Examples include:

  • Chemistry lab sets to send home
  • Water testing materials to send home
  • Classroom microscopes to use in zoom classes

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 (If you will need to use part of the funds to mail items to students, please include that in your itemization)
  • 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 (If you cannot get your application physically signed, please cc your principal/director when submitting your request by email and let them know to respond by confirming that they approve your application for review. This email will serve as their “signature”)

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

We practiced our lab skills all year thanks to the supplies your grant was able to purchase…. The best thing about the grant is that we will have supplies for the next few years so that we can continue to teach hundreds of students using these labs.”

Alicia Farre, 7th/8th grade science teacher, Oakland Unity Middle School




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“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