Our nonprofit of the month for October is: the Ed Fund! The Oakland Public Education Fund provides a number of services that support Oakland schools. This includes managing the Oakland School Volunteers program, which ensures that volunteers are properly screened and also helps to place them with teachers or principals looking for help.
They also started an A to Z Fund which gives mini-grants to schools with low operating budgets so that they can continue to offer programs like field trips, music programs, and teacher development trainings.
Since 2003, they have raised more than $50 million to put the right tools in students’ hands. In addition, The Oakland Public Education Fund also acts as a fiscal sponsor to many other organizations across Oakland to further ensure that Oakland students get the resources that they need to learn, grow, and thrive.
Throughout the month of October, use code EDFUNDX18 and 10% of your online order subtotal will be donated to Oakland Ed Fund. Also, on 10/26, staff from the Ed Fund will be at the Oaklandish downtown store from 4-7pm and 10% of all stores sales that day will be donated to support their ongoing work in Oakland.