The 2019 Education Plus! Grant cycle is open! SCF will accept applications from March 1, 2019 through October 4, 2019 from teachers in Solano County public schools, teaching grades K-12, and from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving Solano County residents.
Small grants up to $1,500 will be awarded to teacher to support projects that exhibit the “Plus! Factor,” i.e., those that enhance learning, improve student achievement, and augment participants’ educational experience in unique and successful ways. These grants are available for teacher-student projects in grades Kindergarten through 12, and open to all Solano County public school teachers. One of the program's grantmaking objectives is to encourage teachers to create unique learning experiences for their students that truly embrace education excellence as the "Plus!" factor. Educational projects committed to addressing poverty and unemployment issues at their root will be funded.
Nonprofit organizations may apply for larger grants, up to $7,500 to support reading and math educational programs (e.g., remedial and mentoring projects, interventions programs, and after-school and summer programs). Grant monies will support those projects expected to make the greatest positive impact. Award amounts will vary depending upon the scope and purpose of each funding request.
Since 2000, many local businesses, individuals, and corporations have partnered with Solano Community Foundation to support this program. The Frank H. and Eva B. Buck Foundation have been champions of SCF's Education Plus! Program since its inception.
In 2015 and 2016 SCF received three very generous grants from the Frank H. and Eva B. Buck Foundation. This support has significantly increased our Education Plus! grantmaking efforts and community impact. With increased funding capacity SCF is now able to support nonprofit programs to make an even greater investment in our communities. Through our Education Plus! Grant Program we are forming new partnerships to help raise Solano County children and their families from a life of poverty.
For more information, browse the Education Plus! Program page to access the eligibility and application instructions and the grant application forms.