For any questions regarding these grants, please contact the organizations directly. The information listed below is provided for your reference only. Kidspace does not endorse any of these organizations or have any contribution to grant selection.
Free Bus from Metro
Metro’s Transit Education Team is excited to offer the Metro Student Field Trip Program to LA County Schools, grades 1-12. The program provides students, faculty and chaperones access to 20 approved destinations on Metro bus and/or rail service. Kidspace is an approved destination.
- Online curriculum must be completed before requesting a field trip;
- Field trips are limited to groups of 40, including chaperones;
- The student-to-adult ratio is 1 adult per 10 students;
- Students are limited to one field trip per school year;
- Field trips are limited to the 20 approved locations only. Custom trips are not offered;
- No children under five years of age are permitted;
- Trips are only available Monday – Friday, 10am to 2pm;
- Field trip requests must be made three weeks in advance to field trip date and submitted through the online curriculum only;
- Field trips are first come, first served and are limited to a total of five per day; and
- All student and adult participants will be issued appropriate fare media to ride the system.
FEDCO Classroom Enrichment Fund
If you are in one of these San Bernardino County or Los Angeles County school districts: Azusa Unified School District; Bassett Unified School District; Bonita Unified School District; Charter Oak Unified School District; Claremont Unified School District; Covina-Valley Unified School District; Hacienda La Puente Unified School District; Pomona Unified School District; Rowland Unified School District; Walnut Valley Unified School District; West Covina Unified School District, you can apply for a grant from the FEDCO Classroom Enrichment Fund.
Target Field Trip Grant
Learning opportunities extend far beyond the classroom. But schools are finding it more and more difficult to bring students to museums, historical sites and cultural organizations. Field Trip Grants help give children these unique, firsthand learning experiences.
Since launching the program in 2007, Target has awarded $9.76 million in grants—providing 1.2 million students in all 50 states with the opportunity to enhance their studies in the arts, math, science and social studies.
As part of the program, each Target store will award three Target Field Trip Grants to K—12 schools nationwide—enabling one in 25 schools throughout the U.S. to send a classroom on a field trip. Each grant is valued up to $700.
Visit our Documents & Activities page for a sample of a successful grant.
Adopt-A-Classroom partners donors with teachers so you can have funds to purchase critical resources and materials for your classroom.
By registering, your classroom will be posted on the Adopt-A-Classroom website available for donors to select. When adopted, you will have full discretion to purchase items that meet your unique classroom needs.
California Community Foundation
CCF believes Los Angeles County’s future vitality and prosperity depend on future generations and a well-educated workforce. All too often, underrepresented students, including students of color, those from low-income communities, English learners and others lack access to quality pre-kindergarten learning experiences, highly qualified teachers and the kinds of sufficient educational resources that will enable them to thrive.
In its competitive grantmaking in education, CCF’s goal is to address disparities in student achievement by increasing performance in math and literacy for low-income, minority and English learner students, from preK-5th grade, across Los Angeles County.
(213) 413-4130, ext. 262
The LAUSD District page offers some valuable information about grants and other funding opportunities.
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Here's how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class.
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