Grants

Grants edfund

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”
– Pablo Picasso

Click Here for the 2017-2018 Grant Evaluation Form

Program Description

An arts and music education plays a significant role in a student’s academic achievement. Students who have the opportunity to take music and art classes do better overall in their studies than students who do not have these same opportunities. For example, there is a strong correlation between a student’s music education and their understanding of math.

Beyond the pragmatic benefit that arts and music provide, there is the sheer joy of being able to learn how to play an instrument, write a song, draw a picture, or simply express one’s artistic creativity.

That is why we are again offering the Bill Bradley Arts Mini-Grant and School-Wide Grant applications.

Since the inception of the West Contra Costa Public Education Fund, providing resources to our teachers and students in the classroom has remained a central focus of our organization. That is why we are pleased to announce that the Ed Fund will be awarding nearly $22,000 this year in Arts & Music grants from our Brad Bradley Bequest for the following 30 projects across our district:

·       Caliber Beta Academy – Purchasing Art Supplies

·       Cameron School – Drawing and writing materials for special education

·       Coronado – Art Materials for Autism Spectrum Classroom

·       Coronado – Disney Musicals in Schools presents The Jungle Book KIDS

·       Coronado – College is Knowledge

·       De Anza High School – Creating mallet players

·       Ford Elementary – Rock Garden

·       Ford Elementary – Inner Picasso

·       Grant Elementary – Art as Mindfulness

·       Helms Middle School – Multi-Cultural Week & African American Week

·       Kennedy High School – Beautification of Kennedy High School

·       Kennedy High school – Spoken Word Poetry Workshops and Poetry Slam Team

·       Korematsu Middle School – Korematsu’s New Drama Program

·       Leadership Public School – Spoken Word Poetry and Poetry Slam Team

·       Leadership Public Schools – Instruments for Student-Led Music Club

·       Manzanita Charter Middle – Manzanita Has Its Eyes (and Hands!) On History

·       Montalvin – Dance Beyond the Bell

·       Nystrom Elementary – Books for the Reading Club

·       Oakland Youth Chorus – Mira Vista Choral Program

·       Oakland Youth Chorus – Multicultural Music Education Program

·       Olinda Elementary School – Young Architect

·       Peres Elementary – Creative Art for Kindergarten

·       Pinole Valley High School – Human Rights Tapestry Project

·       Richmond High School – Music Library Rejuvenation

·       Richmond High – Spoken Word Poetry Workshops and Poetry Slam Team

·       Riverside Elementary School – Month of Clay

·       Sheldon Elementary – The Growing Garden Art and Gardening Program

·       Sheldon Elementary – Mindfulness-Integration Positive Behavior Intervention

·       Stege Elementary School – Art and Poetry Contest

·       Valley View Elementary  – Sensory Motor Art

The projects funded by our grants program support the development of arts and music programs for West Contra Costa County youth. An arts and music education plays a significant role in a student’s academic achievement. Beyond the pragmatic benefit that arts and music provide, there is the sheer joy of being able to learn how to play an instrument, write a song, draw a picture, or simply express one’s artistic creativity. We would like to thank all the applicants for formulating projects which will improve the quality of education in West Contra Costa County.