Since 1983, the Ed Fund has awarded grants to support West Contra Costa County public schools. With our origins in grantmaking, we were recently honored in 2020 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.

The Ed Fund is thrilled to announce that in 2021-2022 school year, we awarded nearly $26,000 in Bradley Arts Grants to 40 projects across the district and $18,000 in grants for Black History Month Arts programming! Read below for more information about our classroom grant program.

Meeting Recovery with Creativity

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year WCCUSD community!

We were so excited to be able to bring back our Bradley Arts Mini-Grants this year and expand our grant program to include Black History Month programming! The aim of this year’s grants was to support students with their social, emotional and academic needs as they returned to the classroom.

The Ed Fund was focused on rewarding projects that support all students and provided 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.

Projects awarded range from learning the radical uses of screen printing at Richmond High School to writing music and lyrics in Downer Elementary.

We’re so excited to see what students create this school year!