|Field Trip Foundation (FTF) provides grants for outdoor field trips for grades 3rd through 5th which provide environmental education opportunities for Bay Area students. Grants are provided to teachers in Bay Area schools with a majority of low-income students.
Our goal is to enable trips which:
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and decisions are made monthly. An acknowledgement will be mailed back to you upon receipt of your application. Please allow 4 weeks for review and approval. We will contact you with any further questions.
Grants range from $100 to $500, but exceptional grants may be approved up to $1000. Grants with a lower cost per student will be more favorably evaluated (e.g. a grant for $500 for 50 students is more likely to be approved than a $500 grant for 30 students). Grants requests are evaluated on their educational quality and ability to enhance/leverage in-class curriculum.
Grantees must provide a brief post-trip report on the educational value of the trip and photos of the trips are encouraged. A short report form will be provided at the time of the grant.
The Foundation can also help match teachers with local resources for field trips (see list below). If you need assistance in putting a trip together, please email us with your questions at email@example.com.
Applications should be brief; no more than two pages in length and must include the following information.
Incomplete applications cannot be considered. The completed application must be signed by your principal, scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional questions may be emailed to email@example.com.
A few local resources and places for field trips: