CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FROM A TO Z

The A to Z Fund does two big things for all Oakland public schools: gives our teachers extra training to become even better, and distributes money to school leaders to use for camping trips, music sports, and other underfunded opportunities from A to Z.

A TO Z FUND MINI-GRANTS

We’re thrilled to announce the grantees for our Spring 2017 A to Z Fund Mini-grants, the first of many rounds to come! Thanks to every person who made a gift to this fund, we granted nearly $33,000 to schools for amazing projects. Meet the grantees here.

THE NEED

The need for equity is clear. Fourteen schools, concentrated in Oakland’s wealthiest neighborhoods, raised more than $4 million in one school year. Meanwhile, 75 percent of Oakland students attended a school that raised less than $10,000 that same year.

 

We believe kids who come to school with less need more. While every Oakland public school will benefit from the A to Z Fund, we will distribute more money to schools with the most students who are low-income, English language learners, or in foster care.