Grant Overview

Becky Beckett, Chaparral High School Principal, is joined by her Science Students and staff as she receives her notification letter of a grant from the Ojai Education Foundation to fund science supplies for the 2019 - 20 School Year.

Becky Beckett, Chaparral High School Principal, is joined by her Science Students and staff as she receives her notification letter of a grant from the Ojai Education Foundation to fund science supplies for the 2019 - 20 School Year.

OEF donates grants directly to OUSD Teachers and Employees to support in-class activities or address a major need at a school site or across the district, and to OUSD Students to support students in their academic endeavors.

For the 2019 - 20 school year, OEF awarded an unprecedented $103,429 in grants that support our public schools! And for the 1st time in recent history, we awarded grants to students and District employees as well as teachers! Go to the Ojai Valley News article “OEF Awards $100,000 in Grants” to read more.

Go to Apply for a Grant to apply for funding for the 2020 - 21 School Year.


Congratulations to our grantees for the 2019 - 20 School Year!

MAJOR GRANTS – $70,642

Art / Music / Theater
OUSD Music Community Celebration - $5,000
Bill Wagner, District Wide

Counseling
Mental Health Supplies & Furniture - $8,000
Jeanine Murphy, District Wide

Library / Research
Gale Subscription Renewal - $3,197
Denise Rimpa, Nordhoff H.S.

Science
Science Laboratory Equipment - $5,800
Becky Beckett, Chaparral H.S.

Teacher Development
GATE Certification for Teachers - $7,265
Sherrill Knox, District Wide

Technology / Equipment
Technology for New Classrooms - $19,800
Javier Ramirez, Matilija M.S.

Maker's Space - $9,580
Andrea Vazquez, Matilija M.S.

Chromebooks & Library Furniture - $12,000
Cindy Israel, Matilija M.S.

STUDENT GRANTS – $3,000

Art / Music / Theater
Advanced Commercial Illustration Training - $500
Matthew Etheridge, Nordhoff H.S.

Wardrobe, Set Design for Student Film - $500
Torrey Nicholson, Nordhoff H.S.

Nordhoff Art Expo - $500
Cassidy Rosenbaum, Nordhoff H.S.

Mural at Nordhoff - $500
Angela Zirpolo, Nordhoff H.S.

International Volunteer

Service Learning in Thailand - $200
Lesly Bernabe, Nordhoff H.S.

Service Learning in Thailand - $200
Faith Green-Roy, Nordhoff H.S.

Service Learning in Thailand - $200
Mayra Murillo, Nordhoff H.S.

Service Learning in Thailand - $200
Clarissa Perez, Nordhoff H.S.

Service Learning in Thailand - $200
Arley Sakai, Nordhoff H.S.

The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.
— Alexanfra K. Trenfor

EDUCATION GRANTS - $29,787


Art / Music / Theater
Painting Supplies - $650
Kate Thomas, Matilija M.S. & Nordhoff H.S.

Art Supplies - $993
Tiffany Turse, Meiners Oaks E.S.

Wireless Stage Headsets - $1,000
Katherine White, Mira Monte E.S.

Costuming / Prop Space - $1,352
Brittney Nevison, Nordhoff H.S.

Diversity / Inclusion
Diversity Awareness Literature - $404
Lisa Patsch, Mira Monte E.S.

Lanny Kaufer Presentation - $700
Robin Monson, San Antonio E.S.

English
Markers for VM Skills - $965
Amy Maulhardt, District Wide

Environment
Mulcher - $600
Korey Stevens, District Wide

Garden Supplies - $1,000
Steve Gard, Matilija M.S.

Carton Garden Contest - $2,300
Janis Duncan, Meiners Oaks E.S.

Equipment
Weight Room Equipment - $1,492
Susan Dvortcsak, Nordhoff H.S.

Literature
California Mission Books - $989
Catherine McKinnis, Meiners Oaks & Mira Monte E.S.

Novels - $2,500
Margaret Burke, Nordhoff H.S.

Science
Lab Supplies & Materials - $960
Naiyma Houston, Nordhoff H.S.

Lab Supplies & Materials - $669
Lisa Porto, Nordhoff H.S.

Adventure Packs - $940
Anne Gard, San Antonio E.S.

STEM / STEAM
STEAM Program - $863
Brenda Farrant, Matilija M.S.

STEM Robots - $940
Richard Byrd, Meiners Oaks E.S.

STEM Manipulatives - $200
Nadine Litonjua, Mira Monte E.S.

Teacher Development
ESRI Conference - $900
Becky Beckett, Chaparral H.S.

California Math Council Training - $2,361
Margaret Henrikson, Matilija M.S.

National Social Studies Conference - $1,575
Christopher Bohney, Nordhoff H.S.

Technology
Computers - $934
Rosario Lotts, Meiners Oaks E.S.

Technology Projector / Screen for Gym - $3,000
Hallie Albertson, Nordhoff H.S.

Portable Projector System - $1,500
John Hoj, Nordhoff H.S.