The BASIC Fund provides valuable networking and support opportunities for schools

Resources for Schools

The BASIC Fund supports students at approximately 300 Bay Area schools each year.  Our schools do a tremendous job and represent the wide range of cultures and beliefs that make the Bay Area the wonderfully diverse community it is.

Check out our School Finder to see the hundreds of schools where we support these families.


In addition to scholarships, The BASIC Fund provides valuable networking and support opportunities for schools to help them in their mission of providing a quality education to all children regardless of income. Download the pdf to see what's working well for other schools in the Bay Area and beyond.

Contact us for more information about how to become a BASIC Fund school!

*The BASIC Fund reserves the right to discontinue scholarship support for students at your school if a pattern of parental complaints, significant multi-year drops in student attendance or malfeasance on the part of the school appear evident.

COVID-19 Updates for BASIC Fund Schools

Many of these resources have been collected in Alameda County, however other counties have similar guidance and issues; if you are located outside of alameda county we suggest you contact your local public health officials to find similar resources (and feel free to pass them along to us!  We will keep this list updated)

Resources for Schools

FAQs for Childcare Providers – 4/21/20

“Essential Worker” Definitions – 4/21/20:

FAQs on Shelter-In-Place

Compiled by six bay area counties, includes guidance, definitions and updated information:

Meals Distribution

Alameda County Food Bank is offering distributions to organizations in need of food for their communities.  Follow this link to sign up:

Children Meal Distribution Sites

Here is a current map of all the sites distributing food in Alameda County:

*A state-wide waiver has gone into effect and will remain so through 6/30/20, which means there is NO LONGER the requirement that children be present in the car with their parent when picking up meals. Details on this waiver:

On-Campus Safety

County Public Health officials have the following guidance for sanitizing your school campus to make it safe for teachers and others to go pick up teaching supplies etc:

Childcare Sites NEEDED

Heathcare workers, first responders and critical workers are in desperate need of safe childcare facilities.  They are hoping to find 2,600 sites. If you think your school could be such a facility please fill out this form:

Here is a list of the facilities that have signed up so far:

Guidance for potential childcare sites:

Free and Low Cost Internet for families and schools

Free Zoom accounts for schools:

If COVID-19 is identified at your school

Tips on what to do if there is a confirmed COVID-19 case in your school:

Template letter for families should a case be identified at your school:

Effects on Academics

Grading and Graduation Requirements for Distance Learning Students:

CDE Website on College Admission, Grading and Grad Requirements:

Financial Assistance

Information on assistance through the CARES Act:

School Finder

We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 School Year Waitlist only. Please continue to apply. The BASIC Fund will award scholarships periodically through the summer of 2021 if funds become available.

"I thank you for what you have done because you have given us something no one can ever take away: hope and the courage to strive to reach whatever we aspire to be."

-Tammia, a BASIC Fund alumna, and graduate from Ithaca College


The BASIC Fund is a privately funded 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to advance education equity for low-income families by helping offset the cost of tuition at private schools in the Bay Area.

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