Since 1983, the Ed Fund has awarded grants to support West Contra Costa County public schools. With our origins in grantmaking, we have recently been honored with the Outstanding Foundation Award by the Association of Philanthropy Professionals-Golden Gate Chapter. We are proud of our record of grantmaking, demonstrating our civic and charitable responsibility.

Meeting Crisis with Creativity

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year WCCUSD Community! 

The Ed Fund is so excited to announce this year’s opportunity to apply for a Bradley Arts Mini-Grant. The aim of this year’s Bradley Arts Mini-Grants is to support students with their social, emotional and academic needs as they return to the classroom. The Ed Fund will be rewarding grants that support all students and will be providing impact points for projects that have an explicit focus on the needs of African American/Black students or that incorporate the art of African American/Black artists as we move to disrupt the historical inequities within our public education system.

We look forward to your application and reading your plans to build relationships and foster successful growth and learning moving forward. 

Who: Anyone from the West Contra Costa community (teacher, student, community-based organization) can apply for a grant as long as the project supports a classroom or school within the West Contra Costa Unified School District. 

What: Classroom grants of up to $500 are available to support projects serving individual classrooms. School-wide grants of up to $1,000 are available to support projects serving 3 or more classrooms (all school-wide grants require the principal’s approval). Grants can be used on: art supplies, visiting artists, scripts, materials, instruments, costumes/props, etc. 

How: Simply submit an online 2021 Bradley Arts Mini-Grant Application through our website’s “Apply Now” button/link. 

When: Application opens September 6, 2021 and closes September 30, 2021 at 5PM. 

Questions?: Please contact Sarah Camacho at sarah@edfundwest.org or Robert Bunce at robert@edfundwest.org.