Educators: The application for the 2020-2021 Science Project Package Program will open on October 1st and close on October 15th.
To be notified when the applications open, please and we will notify you when it becomes available. Any questions can be sent to hello@outreach-foundation.org.

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.

COVID-19

Understanding most teachers and students are currently working remotely, we have added additional flexible resources to this year’s package. In addition to the traditional supplies, teachers in Santa Clara County will be eligible to receive a membership to either RAFT, CASE, or NSTA – all of which will provide you with additional training and resources to help you execute upon project-based STEM remotely. You will also have the option of selecting one classroom kit that can be broken down and distributed to students outside of school. If you have any questions about this year’s distribution, please reach out to us at hello@outreach-foundation.org

Who Qualifies to Apply for a Science Project Package?

Teachers at public schools, teachers at dependent charter schools, teachers at independent charter schools with 501(c)(3) public charity status and teachers at private non-profit schools with 501(c)(3) public charity status located in Hillsboro, OR.

Required Supporting Documentation

Teachers at non-public schools must provide the name, contact information, Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and proof of Section 501(c)(3) public charity status with the submission of the application. Please scan and email documents to: hello@outreach-foundation.org or by regular mail to:
Synopsys Outreach Foundation
PO Box 61018
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Teachers at public charter schools must provide ONE of the following by with the submission of the application.

  • A document showing your charter school’s status as a 501(c)(3) public charity including the name, contact information and Federal Identification Number (FEIN
  • A letter from a school district, on district letterhead, stating that your charter school is part of the school district or is a dependent charter school within that school district, and confirming the school district’s exempt status.  Here’s some suggested language for a letter on district letterhead and signed by district official:

    “(name of school) is a dependent charter school which is part of (name of school district), and (name of school district) is tax-exempt for federal tax purposes.”

  • The name, contact information, Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and proof of Section 501(c)(3) public charity status of another charity that will accept the donation for your purposes.

    For example, Elm Street Charter Schools (which has Section 501(c)(3) public charity status) accepts the donation for the purposes of Elm Street Achievement Charter School (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) public charity status (Elm Street Charter Schools), which will have the discretion to re-grant to Elm Street Achievement Charter School. The donation will be sent to the address and location of the charity with the Section 501 (c)(3) public charity status (Elm Street Charter Schools).

Please scan and email documents to: hello@outreach-foundation.org or by regular mail to:
Synopsys Outreach Foundation
PO Box 61018
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Process

Our Science Project Package Program provides free supplies for teachers in California and Hillsboro, OR who are hosting science or STEM/STEAM fairs. Please Note: This is a two-step process:
  1. Individual teachers apply and
  2. If more than one teacher from a school applies, one school captain will be identified and be responsible for placing one order for science project materials for your school
Please Note: If access to your school is limited due to COVID, please note an alternative address on your application Materials are limited. The application process will close once the foundation’s budget allotment is reached. Materials are provided for the purposes of developing science projects, are not grants to individual teachers and 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. Boxes containing boards and other materials must be opened immediately upon receipt. 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 CAPTAIN may request a contribution of science project materials, including: Note: Balloon arches are no longer available

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