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

Thanks to every person who made a gift to this fund, we granted over $100,000 for 76 amazing projects in the 2017-18 school year. Fall 2018 grant applications are now open—learn more and apply 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.