Since 1983, the Ed Fund has awarded grants to uplift public schools in West Contra Costa County. We are proud to continue being a source of funding for the teachers in our district. Our Grants program is designed to champion initiatives and projects that nurture creativity and foster empowerment for students and the entire community through the Arts.
Our Bradley Arts Mini-Grants give the WCCUSD community the opportunity to empower and support students, especially African American/Black students, with their social, emotional and academic needs, while supporting project-based learning, skill development, and engaging learning experiences. The Back-to-School Mini-Grants are intended to ease the burdens of out-of-pocket costs, while improving the educational experience of students, especially focusing on the needs of African American/Black students. To celebrate and honor the lives and contributions of Black Americans during the Spring, our Black History Month grants focus on teaching students the importance of Black culture, arts, history, music, and their impact on the world today– immersing themselves in a sense of pride and belonging, while celebrating their rich history and unique experiences.
During the 2022-2023 school year, we awarded nearly $29,000 in Bradley Arts Grants to 40 projects across the district and nearly $29,000 in grants to 115 educators for Back to School. In honor of Black History Month, the Ed Fund awarded $27,000 in Arts grants to support 27 classroom and school-wide projects and community events.