HeadsUp mini-grants support innovative site-based enrichment programs K–12 that affect significant numbers of students and build confidence, competence, and creativity.
We're currently accepting applications for 2019–2020.
Click the appropriate link below to learn how to apply.
Submit your proposal no later than Friday, November 1, 2019
to HeadsUp via email to .
Grants will be awarded by November 15th.
Congratulations to our 2018–19 Teacher Mini-Grant Recipients!
Emily Koller, Bahia Vista
Materials for science enrichment for fifth graders
Sarah Gaidano, Bahia Vista
Art supplies for a winter family crafting night for the whole community
Anelie Smith-Nelson, Bahia Vista
Listening center books for kindergarteners
Mary Kate Kenney, Coleman
Robot building kits for fifth graders
Danielle Diego, San Pedro
Transportation fee assistance for trip to Cal Academy
Veronica Reyes, San Pedro
Technology accessories for first graders
Pierre Littée, Bahia Vista
Materials for incorporating art lessons into the third-grade curriculum
Allison Franklin, Bahia Vista
Special assembly performance and art materials for kindergarteners
Blythe Osner, San Pedro
Art and drama materials to support the fifth-grade history curriculum
Allie Hoch, Venetia Valley
Art materials for first graders
Chris Browning, Coleman
Sports equipment to add new sports to PE
Maria Pusel, DMS and Laurel Dell
Art therapy materials
Matt McCabe, DMS
Software licenses for sixth grade technology enrichment
C.J. Healy, SR
Sit-on kayaks to support PE sailing class
John Gilluly, SR & TL
Additional Spanish language materials for both libraries
Johanna Herrera, SR
New pottery smocks for ceramics students
Alani Coleman, SR
Wireless presenter remotes to enhance world language student presentations
Jessica Redding, SR
Fresh fruit and veggies for nutrition curriculum
Paula Nichols, TL
New reading materials for Career Counseling Center
Kathy Takemoto and Susan Tolchard, San Rafael Adult Education
Classroom books for adult learners
Alexis Morgan, Madrone
Funding for student milestone rewards
Elizabeth Galbreath, Katy Bernheim, Lisa Cummings, TL
Silkscreen printing exposure unit for art and graphic design classes
Kevin McSorley, SR
Manipulatives for math concepts
Congratulations to our 2018–19 Green Grant Recipients!
Sarah Gaidano, Bahia Vista
Funding to start Bahia Vista’s first student green team. Activities will include a family education campaign and poster-making effort.
Sara Frack, TL
Anti-littering campaign will include data analysis from statistics class, poster design/production by graphic design class, with coordination by the Eco-Action Club at TL.
Annie Yi, SR
Materials for campus murals arounds a theme of environmental awareness.
Chippy Taylor, Duncan Stilson, Zoe McDonough, Millie Harrison, Izzy Shepler, Anna Foehr, MSEL
Materials to rebuild fencing, replace mulch and plants in MSEL garden.
Meredith Case, Katie Kurth, Allison Madden, Maddie Reyes, Malia Bekey, Morgan Hickey, MSEL
Materials to rebuild planting boxes, repair irrigation and provide plants and tools for a middle school education campaign.
Natalie Tar, Jessie Kamman, Emi Takaoka,
Lily Dahlgren, Claire Markowitz, Kyra Allen, Angela Retana, MSEL
Funding for green school supply initiative.
Nathan Pelle, Rosie Cohen, Avery Stanco,
Ali Smith, Nicole Chong, and En-Ya Zhang, MSEL
Funding for natural (and environmentally friendly) personal care product line of their own creation to be sold at farmer’s markets.
Rhea McKenzie, Tessa Anderson, Fiona Whiteley, Tiansui Chu, Ryann Rosenstein, Tanner Martinez, Sofia Weinstein, MSEL
Materials for an education campaign about air quality issues.
Amelia Cabrales, Elisabeth Fox, Liliana Peixotto, Kela Cabrales, SR
Materials to start a smoothie garden at San Rafael High as part of Girl Scouts project.