Grant Application

We are extremely excited to announce our Teacher Grants will be available again starting in October of 2023!

The BalanceSCC Teacher Grant Program is a unique way to help students, by enabling the teachers to provide help that goes above and beyond what is possible from the schools. We recognize that our greatest allies in helping our students are our teachers.

BalanceSCC started this program because we recognized that each child is unique in how they learn, in how they grow, and how they interact with others. Since Balance’s founding, with your help, we have provided over a million dollars in support for our students with the Teacher Grant Program.

I would like to thank all of our donors and sponsors that have enabled us to continue our Grant Program this year.

Please see below  for the 2022 Grant Application which includes the guidelines for applying. 

Deadline is October 31st. Teachers should submit their requests directly to their director (listed on the application) for signature. Once signed, directors should turn in all applications by October 31st

How to Apply for a Grant

Download a copy of the Grant Application here:
Editable Google Docs version (download and fill out)

PDF Version (to print and fill out by hand.)

1. Complete a cover letter.

2. Complete the Grant Application Questionnaire/itemization form. 

3. Make sure to correctly follow the specifications on the itemization page.

4. Submit your completed application to your Special Education Director for signature (submit early so that your Director has time to review, sign, and submit by October 31).

5. Your Director will submit your signed application to BalanceSCC by October 31, to: 

1729 Seabright Ave, STE B
Santa Cruz, CA 95062.

All guidelines in the Grant Application must be followed. Failure to do so will result in an automatic refusal by technical review.

All applications must be signed by your Special Education director.

Please note:

Supporting materials submitted as part of your grant application cannot be returned.

Please do not submit any materials for which you do not have a copy.

After completing technical review, and review by the Board, a list of awards will be sent out to all directors.

Grant applications are scored before they are awarded and extra points are given to those applicants who have assisted with fundraisers during the year. Click here to view a sample of the scoring rubric.