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How It Works

How It Works

Teachers apply online by completing the application form here. There are new guidelines: Teachers may submit only one application per grant cycle. Grant requests should not exceed $1,000, and grants for $1,000 are very rare. 

Teacher’s Fund gives grants to teachers for materials such as books, art supplies, dictionaries, classroom rugs, science, math and reading materials, storage and organization tools, and electronics to name a few examples.

The grant cycle is August 1 through April 30. Requests must be received by the last day of the month to be considered for the upcoming month’s grants. For example if a request is received on November 1, it is considered during the December grant meeting. Grant requests are reviewed, and notification emails are sent monthly during the grant cycle.

If you have trouble with the online application, please contact Nicole Ling at Nicole.r.ling@gmail.com or (805) 403-2544.

Once teacher’s receive notification, they purchase the item(s) requested and submit receipt(s) for reimbursement.  Hard copy or electronic receipts along with the notification letter must be submitted within 45 days to Nicole.r.ling@gmail.com. Or mail the information to:

Teacher’s Fund c/o Village Properties attn: Nicole Ling 1250 Coast Village Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108

RECEIPTS MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 45 DAYS OF THE DATE OF NOTIFICATION OR THE GRANT IS CANCELLED.

A check will be mailed to the teacher within 14 business days.