Welcome to the website for School Fuel, the Novato Foundation for Public Education. The foundation raises money to pay for programs for Novato Unified School District students and sponsors local events that showcase NUSD students. School Fuel also develops partnerships with private and public organizations that offer programs for the local schools.
The foundation’s goal is to help ensure that all students have access to enriching and rigorous programs that will keep them engaged and curious while preparing them for their next level of education and their future careers. We have granted over $2 million to fund programs for students at all levels K-12 in the last eleven years. In the last year, over 250 adults and students participated in School Fuel programs as volunteers. The School Fuel volunteers work hard, have fun, and would welcome more help. Click here to see our 2015 annual campaign brochure.
Together, parents, students, and community members can make a significant difference in the lives of Novato’s young people and in the vitality of this community.
Pilot Program Announced for 2016-17
School Fuel, the Novato Foundation for Public Education, is excited to announce a pilot program of grants for the 2016-17 school year to support educational enrichment for middle and high school students. These grants can be used to support additional programs or materials for the classroom, to enhance existing student clubs or extracurricular activities, or to start an innovative new program. Grants will be considered for amounts ranging from $500 to $10,000. All grant applications should be submitted to School Fuel by September 30th. Please see the grant application for more information.