Synopsys Outreach Foundation

Science Project Package Application

For teachers at public schools and private non-profit schools with 501(c)(3) public charity status in Santa Clara County, CA

We’ll begin accepting applications for the 2016-’17 school year at noon on August 22, 2016.

Please submit an application for materials for yourself only. Do not submit an application on behalf of a colleague(s). We require every teacher utilizing science project materials from the foundation to fill out a separate application and agree to the terms of the contribution.

 • Who Qualifies to Apply for a Science Project Package?
 • What is science-o-rama!
 • Expectations for Teachers
 • Key Provisions of a Science Project Package
 • Balloon Arches
 • Apply for a Science Project Package
 • Captain’s Request Form

Who Qualifies to Apply for a Science Project Package?

Teachers at public schools and teachers at private non-profit schools with 501(c)(3) public charity status in Santa Clara County, California.

Note: teachers serving as SCHOOL CAPTAINS at non-public schools must provide a copy of their school's 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter no later than 5:00 pm on September 15. Please scan and email documents to: robinson@synopsys.com

Note: teachers serving as SCHOOL CAPTAINS at Charter Schools must provide ONE of the following no later than 5:00 pm on September 15. Please scan and email documents to: robinson@synopsys.com
 • A document showing my charter school is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
 • A letter from a school district, on district letterhead, stating that my charter school is part of the school district or is a public school within that school district, and confirming the school district’s exempt status.
 • The name, contact information and proof of Section 501(c)(3) public charity status of another charity that will accept the donation for my purposes. For example, Elm Street Charter School (which has Section 501(c)(3) public charity status) accepts the donation for the purposes of Elm Street Charter School II (which does not have its own tax-exempt status). In this case, the donation will be made to the charity with Section 501(c)(3) status, who will have the discretion to re-grant to my charter school.

What is science-o-rama!

science-o-rama! is the generic name for your class or school science fair.

Expectations for Teachers

Understand that applying for a Science Project Package is a two step process: 1) individual teachers apply and 2) upon approval of the application, teachers confer and choose ONE SCHOOL CAPTAIN who will be responsible for placing one order for science project materials for your school.

Understand that materials provided by the Synopsys Outreach Foundation are provided for the purposes of developing science projects and not grants to individual teachers.

Understand that the materials provided may not be re-sold to students or parents..

Understand that materials provided by the Foundation are to be used or spent only for the purposes of developing and displaying science projects and general science learning for students in grades K-12.

Provide direction, guidance and assistance, on an ongoing basis, to students entering projects in science-o-rama!

Understand that boxes containing deliveries of boards and other materials must be opened immediately upon receipt and that any shortages and discrepancies must be reported to the foundation no later than 10 days after receipt. The foundation cannot correct shorted deliveries that are reported after that date.

Key Provisions of a Science Project Package

Each school will receive a small cash contribution to assist with its science-o-rama!

Each school CAPTAIN may request a contribution of science project materials, including:

 • Tri-fold Science Project Poster Boards View Example
 • Set of Spring Scales View Example
 • science-o-rama! posters View Example
 • science-o-rama! adhesive "I Did It!" stickers (3" round) View Example
 • "I Did It!" science-o-rama! participant ribbons
 • Rosette place ribbons (three each of first, second, and third place) View Example
 • Certificates of Participation View Example
 • Balloon Arch (assembled, 20ft. long, delivered to your school)

Balloon Arches

All information regarding delivery of a balloon arch to your school should be sent directly to Balloonatics. This includes new delivery dates, changes to existing dates, delivery locations, etc. Balloonatics is our exclusive vendor. Please deal directly with them.

Call 408-866-8206 or email jana@balloonaticsevents.com

We strongly urge that you contact Balloonatics at least one week prior to delivery to CONFIRM your order and delivery specifics.

Science Project Package Application and Timeline

Applications are due by noon on September 15. However, the application process may close sooner if the foundation reaches its budget quota.

Click here to fill out and submit the Science Project Package Application


Package Timeline