The San Francisco Education Fund believes a quality education is one of the most important factors in child’s life and that community members can and should support teachers with this important responsibility. We support K-12 San Francisco teachers by providing them with volunteers and educator grants.
Request a Volunteer
Need a helping hand? The San Francisco Education Fund recruits, trains and places volunteers to work in all grade levels, subjects and San Francisco public schools. Any public school staff person is invited to request a volunteer.
Volunteers can tutor K-12 students one-on-one or in small groups to build math, reading, science or other academic skills. Volunteers can also become a student’s mentor, help you with classroom organization and other projects, provide homework help during afterschool programs or work with students on extracurricular activities, such music and art.
If you know someone who is interested in volunteering, the San Francisco Education Fund can help individuals gain clearance from San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to start volunteering in your classroom.
Apply for an Educator Grant
Teachers have great ideas for how to improve their schools or classrooms, but they often have limited resources to bring those ideas to life. The San Francisco Education Fund provide grants to school staff who have an idea to advance student’s skills in elementary school literacy, middle school math or high school college and career readiness. Grants can be used for teacher professional development, instructional materials, and/or introducing students to experiences they would not otherwise have.
The San Francisco Education Fund currently has a grant pool of $54,000 for staff at select Tier 3 schools as well as our Focus Schools, where we concentrate our resources in hopes to make deeper and more sustainable change.
In addition to these grants, we also partner with Fund for Teachers to award San Francisco teachers with fellowships to pursue self-designed professional learning experiences during the summer. This opportunity is available to any San Francisco public school teacher. Find out more about our eligibility requirements and apply.
Help us Award Scholarships to Students
Each year, the San Francisco Education Fund awards the Maisin Scholar Award to college-bound SFUSD seniors. We are eager to partner with you to identify students from your school who would benefit most from this scholarship, which is renewable for up to four years.
Learn More About Corporate Partnerships
The Circle the Schools Program creates partnerships between schools and local companies to help schools reach their unique goals. Corporate partners can provide large groups of volunteers to help with read aloud activities, Hour of Code, mock interviews, company field trips, classroom set-up at the beginning of the school year and other special events. Check to see if your school is paired with a corporate partner.