The 2021 Education Plus! grant cycle will open September 3, 2021 and will close in May of 2022. Applications will be accepted from Solano County public school teachers in grades K-12, and from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving Solano County residents. SCF's funding goals are to reduce poverty at its root cause. Funding will support educational projects committed to achieving and improving reading and math skills at grade level, and projects that address employment training and job readiness for youth and young adults.
Small grants up to $2,500 will be awarded to teachers 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 to create unique learning experiences for their students that truly embrace education excellence as the "Plus!" factor.
Nonprofit organizations may apply for larger grants, up to $10,000 to support reading and math programs (e.g., remedial and mentoring projects, interventions programs, and after-school and summer programs). Grant monies will also support employment education and training and job readiness projects, specifically those 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.