After our busiest application period ever, our team awarded individual $250 Gratitude Grants to 977 West Contra Costa teachers this Spring, and matched each grant with an additional award to every teacher's school.
This year's Gratitude Grants program awarded over $244,000 directly to West Contra Costa public school teachers, and more than $246,000 in matching funds to 67 participating schools. In total, the 2021 Gratitude Grants program delivered over $490,000 to support teachers and schools.
We are thrilled to award a record number of Gratitude Grants this year, and we thank teachers and principals for helping us spread the word through their school networks!
We know that this year teachers and schools face an unprecedented challenge in reopening classrooms safely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help address this challenge, we have expanded our 2021 Gratitude Grants giving.
For every $250 Gratitude Grant we deliver to a West Contra Costa public school teacher, we will provide an additional $250 to their school to help teachers and schools safely reopen classrooms.
We hope Gratitude Grants can help teachers and campuses add the extra supplies they need to continue safe instruction, and create a high-quality learning experience for students.
Each 2021 Gratitude Grant recipient will receive $250. Gratitude Grants will only be distributed to individuals electronically, and must be used to purchase the items described in the grant application.
Gratitude Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, and notifications are sent out as soon as we process your application (typically within two weeks of your submission date).
Eligible teachers must access the 2021 Gratitude Grant Application online to apply. Applicants must create a Submittable account using their full name and an authorized school email address.
Applicants will receive a submission confirmation at the email address provided upon submission of the grant application form. Our team will review applications and approve grant awards on an ongoing basis. Successful applicants will typically receive an email notification (via Submittable) within two weeks once approved. If you don’t receive a notification, please check all inboxes (filtered, promotional, spam, etc.) to confirm before contacting us.
If you have questions or concerns about your application status, or haven’t received a status notification by April 29, 2021, you may contact us for more information.