Advancing student success

in West Contra Costa public schools
Gratitude Grants

Instruction Educators

2021 Gratitude Grants: Over $490,000 direct to teachers, schools
This year, we more than doubled our Gratitude Grant giving to help teachers and schools reopen classrooms safely for in-person instruction.
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Our Focus Areas

Effective, equity-focused leadership

Research shows that with effective site-level and systems leadership, schools and districts can sustainably improve student academic success.

High-quality curriculum and instruction

Every young person deserves the opportunity to engage in classrooms that are academically vibrant, rigorous, and culturally inclusive.

Restorative student interventions

Restorative interventions support students to strengthen classroom connections, engage constructively, and continue their personal growth.

Student-centered public education ecosystem

We believe a thriving public education ecosystem must center student academic needs and wellbeing to ensure continued improvement.

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Who We Are

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Dr. Stefanie Phillips, Chief Executive Officer

Led by a former public school superintendent, our foundation team includes experienced educators with a diverse range of professional K-12 experiences that inform our approach to local public school grant making and program support.

Who We're For

Our foundation’s support focuses on three key groups in the local education ecosystem.

educators

Through our Instructional Leadership Community of Practice and our annual Gratitude Grants, public school educators access resources, peer learning networks, curriculum materials and more.

students-families

We support the annual West Contra Costa Education Fair, EnrollWCC, and parent organizing and advocacy through grants to variety of local nonprofit organizations.

community-partners

Our grants and support for community-based nonprofit organizations extend our impact and sustain a network of providers dedicated to the success of local youth. 

Featured Organizations

CEF engages and supports organizations to ensure that parents, students & families, educators and community members can access information and resources that promote student success.

Instruction

Chamberlin Education Foundation 1
Supporting West Contra Costa public schools with well-prepared teacher candidates.

Ecosystem

Chamberlin Education Foundation 2
Building a strong coalition of students, families, educators and community allies to support student success.