Village Properties has established The "Teacher's Fund" to help local public and private K-12 school teachers buy the supplies and books they so desperately need.
How the Program Works for Teachers
Please click on the link listed below and fill out the simple grant request. No amount is too small. Please make sure to fill out the request in its entirety and include your personal phone number and personal email so that we may get in touch with you if necessary.
All information is kept confidential and will only be used in an effort to contact you in regards to your request. We have found it difficult to notify teachers through the schools by phone or email due to filters or blocks.
Applications may be submitted September 1st - April 30th to be considered for the current school year. Applications received after April 30th will be considered for the next school year and will be reviewed in September.
Requests must be received by the last day of the month in order to be considered for the upcoming month's donations. Requests received after the last day of the month will be considered for the following month. For example if you submit a request on October 31st, your request will be reviewed in November.
If you prefer to send your request via regular mail, please send it to:
Village Properties Teacher's Fund
1250 Coast Village Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
The Teacher's Fund Judges Committee meets within the first two weeks of each month to review the previous month's applications. NOTIFICATION LETTERS WILL BE EMAILED to all applicants by the end of the month. It is IMPERATIVE THAT YOU PROVIDE YOUR HOME EMAIL ADDRESS as many of the school's filters will not allow the notification letters to go through. For example, if you apply during the month of October, your application will be reviewed during the first two weeks of November. You will receive notification via EMAIL by November 30th. Once you receive notification, simply purchase the items you requested and mail the original receipts, along with your notification letter, to Lara Castagnola, 1250 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
RECEIPTS MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 45 DAYS OF THE DATE OF NOTIFICATION.
A check will be made out directly to you and mailed to your home address within 14 business days. If receipts are not turned in within the 45 dates the monies awarded will go back into the fund so that we may fill other grant requests.
To learn more about the Teacher's Fund, its goals, how the fund strives to help our local schools and teachers, visit www.teachersfund.org.
Thank you for your participation, and thank you for educating our children.