Program open to the Greater Bay Area

Please note: Our fall 2021 applications will be limited to educators in the Greater Bay Area (California) in line with our organization’s new vision and mission. It has been an honor to serve the needs of teachers throughout the state of California and Hillsboro, OR over the past 20 years and we are grateful for your partnership and dedication to your students. Moving forward, these programs will now serve educators in the following counties: Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, San Joaquin, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito. For more information about the changes to our programs, please visit our FAQ and reach out to us at

Available Resources & Applications

Materials Packages:

Empowering students with STEM Classroom supplies

SOF is proud to offer the following items free of cost to eligible teachers this fall:

  • Project boards (up to 60)
  • Science notebooks (up to 48)
  • RAFT membership (1 per teacher for first 300 applicants)
  • RAFT STEM project kits (up to 35 kits for first 200 applicants)
  • New teacher stipend ($100 for first 150 applicants)
  • Apply for SJSU college students to lead an engineering workshop at your school! Materials and inspiration provided free of cost

The application is now closed.

Teacher Training:

Introducing project-based STEM into your classroom

SOF is proud to provide FREE professional development for 20 elementary and middle school teachers from the Greater Bay Area during Summer 2022. We will be partnering with The Krause Center for Innovation (out of Foothill College) on a version of their STEAM Leadership Program. This course is designed for pre-service teachers and educators who want to grow as STEAM educators and focuses on interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering, and math topics and how one is able to integrate those disciplines into all of their curriculum.

The application is now closed. More opportunities for middle and high school – coming soon!

2021 Important Dates

September 15th

Grant Applications open for elementary, middle, and high school STEM program and event grants

October 15th

Applications open for materials package and teacher training

November 15th

Grant applications close

December 15th

Grant recipients notified

December 15th

Close of package and training applications

January/February 2022

Materials shipped to schools

For more information about the Building STEM Classrooms Initiative, please see our FAQ or reach out to us at Thank you for all that you do for Bay Area students.

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