Since 1983, the Ed Fund has awarded grants to support West Contra Costa County public schools. We are proud to continue being a source of funding for the teachers in our district. 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.

We will provide Arts grants to support Black History Month classroom and school-wide projects and/or community events within the West Contra Costa Unified School District. Our 2023 grant cycle has now closed. We will be announce this year’s grantees in the coming weeks.

Grant Opportunities

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year, WCCUSD community!

We are so excited to be able to announce a variety of grant opportunities for the current school year.

Black History Month Grants

To celebrate and honor the lives and contributions of Black Americans during the Spring, the Ed Fund is excited to provide Arts grants to support Black History Month classroom and school-wide projects and/or community events within the WCCUSD.
  • Grant amounts range from $500 for classroom projects, $1,000 for school-wide projects, and up to $1,500 for community events. Grants can be used for art materials, guest speakers/ performers, etc.
  • Deadline: Our grant cycle has closed for the 2022-2023 school year.
We are looking forward to reading your plans of engaging and enriching students’ knowledge about African American History and Culture!
Questions? Please contact Sarah Camacho at Sarah@edfundwest.org or Raymond Sison at Raymond@edfundwest.org.
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Fall 2022 Grants

For the beginning of the school year, we had two grant opportunities for the school year. We once again offered the Bradley Arts Mini-Grants this year and introduced our Back-to-School Mini-Grants!

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.

Aligning our work to our equity statement, the Ed Fund will be rewarding grants that support all students, but will be providing impact points for projects that have an explicit focus on the needs of African American/Black students or that incorporate art of African American/Black artists.

Each application has certain requirements, please read them on the application itself. To preview the applications, click here:

The Fall 2022 cycle has closed as of September 30th. If you would like more information on how to make your application stand out in the future, check out this mini workshop on grant writing.

We’re so humbled to be able to support our educators and their classrooms this school year. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Camacho at sarah@edfundwest.org or Robert Bunce at robert@edfundwest.org.