The 2017 Education Plus! Grant cycle is open! SCF is now accepting applications from February 3, 2017 through November 17, 2017 from teachers in Solano County public schools, teaching grades K-12, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving Solano County residents.
Grants will be awarded to fund 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. Funding is also available for after-school, mentoring, 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.
SCF received three very generous grants from the Frank H. and Eva B. Buck Foundation in 2015, and again in mid-2016. This support has significantly increased the program's 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 the Education Plus! Grant Program we are forming new partnerships to help raise Solano County children and their families from a life of poverty.
Small grants are available for teacher-student projects in grades Kindergarten through 12, and open to all Solano County public schools. 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.
Browse the Education Plus! Program page to access the grant application forms, instructions, and additional information.