In its continued efforts to support San Ramon Valley teachers, the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation has awarded grants to 118 teachers throughout the district, with funds donated totaling over $67,000.
Grants will fund a huge variety of projects ranging from purchasing a book series on bugs, to inviting guest speakers to high school classrooms and a yoga certification program for elementary school students.
This year over 300 SRVUSD teachers submitted 440 grants, more than doubling the amount submitted in 2017.
“We thank the SRVUSD teachers. We know how much work goes into the writing of a grant application and we value the efforts of the staff in developing these applications on behalf of our students,” Co-President Gary Alpert said in a statement.
SRVEF once again partnered with DonorsChoose.org to raise donation for this years funding efforts, which continues to provide donors with quick and easy access to which grants they would like to support.
Individual online donors are a big part of fundraising efforts, but SRVEF still relies on its two biggest yearly events for the majority of its funds. Those of course being the annual Run for Education and the Rotary Club of San Ramon Auction for Education.
“We appreciate all that everyone did to support the 35th annual Run for Education and the Rotary Club of San Ramon Auction for Education. These two events are our major fundraisers. It is because of staff, student, parent and community participation as well as the support of our sponsors that we are able to offer such a strong grants program that supports all schools and students in the district,” Alpert said.
Residents can still donate towards grants that did not receive funding by visiting DonorsChoose.org and typing in the name of their local school, or the name of the project they would like to donate towards. Fundraising deadlines vary but projects will start to be removed from the site between Dec. 29 and Feb. 20.
If a project is not fully funded by its expiration date, money is returned to the donor.
A full list of teachers, schools and their projects that have received grants can be found on the SRVUSD website.