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 educators to use for field trips, music, sports, and other underfunded opportunities from A to Z.
Since 2017 we have awarded almost $450,000 in A to Z Fund grants to more than 300 Oakland public school educators.
The A to Z Fund is supported by hundreds of generous donors, companies, local foundations, and Parent Teacher Organizations.
The NeedThe need for equity is clear. Fifteen schools, concentrated in Oakland’s wealthiest neighborhoods, are able to raise more than $5 million each school year. Meanwhile, 75 percent of Oakland students attend schools that raise less than $10,000 each 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 distribute more money to schools with the most students who are low-income, English language learners, or in foster care.
Apply for an A to Z Fund Grant
Apply for an A to Z mini-grant and you could receive $250 – $1,500 for a general school project, or $1500 – $5,000 to support individual or group teacher professional development.
A to Z Fund Mini Grants
A to Z Fund applications are accepted in September and February, and are reviewed by our Community Advisory Board. Learn about the Advisory Board members and the process for applying to join this board.