Grants

Overview

BHS community members including students, teachers and administrators, may apply for funds if they can demonstrate need and provide administrative and departmental support for the project. We review grant applications at our monthly meeting and usually notify applicants within 72 hours of the meeting. Most grants are for less than $3,500.

Forms

How to Apply

Complete the On-Line Grant Application process (preferred) or download the form and attach to an email to: grants@bhsdg.org. BHSDG may request a presentation for larger proposals.

2016-17 Classroom Supplies Mini-Grants

Thanks to our generous donors, the BHSDG is pleased to offer every BHS classroom teacher, including Independent Study (High School only) and B-Tech teachers a Classroom Supplies Mini-Grant of $300 for your classroom needs. Get the Classroom Mini-Grants application.

Receiving Funds

Grant payments are arranged with the BHSDG Treasurer. Complete the Check Request Form_16-17 and attach it to an email to: treasurer@bhsdg.org. The BHSDG will not reimburse expenditures made prior to grant approval and notification.

Acknowledging BHSDG

We request that grantees acknowledge BHSDG’s support whenever possible.

Grant Reports

Grant Reports are required by the end of the project or school year, and are necessary in order to be eligible for future funding. Complete a Grant Report Form. Please provide project documentation, including photos, student quotes, and statistics, and send to grants@bhsdg.org.


FAQ

Any BHS, B-Tech Academy, or Berkeley Independent Study teacher, student, staff member, or project leader may apply. Proposals involving nonprofit organizations must include project and organizational budgets (income and expense), most recent year-end financial statements, and a board roster.
BHSDG grants funds for a wide range of projects, including equipment and software, tutors and project coordinators, library books, theater and art projects, resource centers, school-wide guides and directories, and more. BHSDG does not make grants to fund regular classroom instruction, textbooks, or other school district responsibilities. See “Grants Funded 2015-16” in sidebar at right.
The BHSDG Board reviews proposals at monthly meetings. Criteria include: number of students served, equity, funds available, alternative sources of funding, project sustainability, and departmental or small school plan. We require detailed security plans for equipment purchases.
Most grants are for under $3,500. Requests for over $3,500 may require additional review by BHSDG. If department or program funds are available, BHSDG may suggest that these funds be used to supplement or match grants from unrestricted funds. 

Before submitting a proposal, check with your department chair, lead teacher, or administrator about the availability of departmental or program funds.
Proposals are due by the 15th of each month during the academic school year; they will be considered at the following month’s BHSDG meeting.
Applicants are generally notified via email within a week of the Board meeting at which the grant is considered. The Board occasionally reviews a grant proposal over multiple meetings. To check the status of your application, email grants@bhsdg.org.
Grant funds must be spent before the end of the school year for which the grant is made unless an extension is requested and approved; no funds roll over for use during the following school year. Unspent funds return to the BHSDG general fund.
Yes. BHSDG seeks to distribute funds equitably and to provide the most benefit to the largest number of students. Some departments and teachers have received multiple grants in a single year, and we have funded some projects for successive years. Once a BHSDG-funded pilot program is successfully established, we expect the program to seek institutional funding.
   

Grants 2016-2017

ARTS

  • PHOTOGRAPHY SUPPLIES
  • VISITING ARTISTS
  • JAZZ BAND SHEET MUSIC AND EQUIPMENT
  • MEDIA TECH WHITE BOARD
  • AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES THEATER FIELD TRIP
  • STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
  • 
VAGINA MONOLOGUES
  • HIDDEN FIGURES VIEWING
  • 9TH GRADE IDENTITY QUILT PROJECT

COLLEGE AND CAREER

  • EAST COAST COLLEGE TRIP FOR COUNSELORS
  • COLLEGE & CAREER COUNSELING SUPPORT MATERIALS
  • COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER DISCRETIONARY FUNDS
  • UC/CSU CONFERENCES FOR COLLEGE COUNSELORS
  • STUDENT COLLEGE FEES
  • COLLEGE FAIR
  • FIRST STEP SCHOLARSHIPS

STUDENT SUPPORT

  • QUEER PROM
  • ROBOTICS CLUB
  • FIELD TRIPS (SCIENCE, CAS, ARTS)
  • RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
  • SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION
  • WORLD AIDS DAY PRESENTATION
  • DAY OF THE DEAD ACTIVITIES
  • DEBATE CLUB
  • DREAMERS MENTORING PROJECT
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM GREENHOUSE
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM FURNITURE
  • AMPS GUEST SPEAKER
  • STUDENTVOICES RIGHTS CARDS ON HARASSMENT/ASSAULT
  • MATH COMPETITION
  • 
KEY CLUB
  • 
AHA 10TH GRADE RETREAT
  • ORIENTEERING CLUB
  • IS COMPUTER PROGRAMMING CLUB FOR GIRLS AND UNDERSERVED STUDENTS
  • CHEERLEADING SUPPLIES/TRAINING
  • BERKELEY TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY PARENT TEACHER STUDENT ASSOCIATION
  • AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING
  • STUDENT ORGANIZER

TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT

  • PROJECTOR BULBS
  • SCHOOL AUDIO SYSTEM
  • 3D PRINTER
  • JEOPARDY KIT & BUZZERS
  • SCIENCE LAB SUPPLIES
  • ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT REFRIGERATOR
  • AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR FUND
  • COMPUTERS FOR DIGITAL LAB

TEACHER SUPPORT/ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • MINDFULNESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • XITO TRAINING
  • AVID PROGRAM SUMMER INSTITUTE TRAINING
  • AP FRENCH TEACHER TRAINING
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION RETREAT AND TRAINING
  • ART DEPARTMENT RETREAT
  • CLASSROOM NEEDS GRANTS
  • STAFF LOUNGE
  • ADVISORY PERIOD CURRICULUM PILOT
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION COUNSELING INTERNS
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION MATH ALIGNMENT MATH WEBSITE
  • PLANNING RETREAT FOR VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS TEACHERS

Thank you for your support!