It’s our vision that West Contra Costa will be a place where students find opportunity and success. To achieve that vision, excellent schools are essential. Families, educators, and community leaders must work together to set every child on a pathway to college and career readiness.

Supporting our

Public Schools

At CFF, we believe that equitable access to a free, high-quality public education is a human right.

Our grantmaking and programmatic support extend to nearly all of West Contra Costa’s district and charter campuses. We maintain a special emphasis on those schools in our district that have chronically underperformed for low-income students, students of color, and others with barriers to accessing to high-quality classrooms.


FUnding Priorities

The Chamberlin Family Foundation supports best-practices shown to strengthen teaching and learning, and organizations that work to increase teacher impact, promote student success, and encourage excellence in West Contra Costa public schools. Foundation priorities include:

  • Encouraging the use of research-backed best practices in education
  • Supporting ambitious, results-oriented principals and instructional leaders 
  • Leveraging data to inform decision-making that benefits student growth
  • Working in partnership with schools and community leaders to promote sustainable success



The Chamberlin Family Foundation’s annual Gratitude Grants program offers West Contra Costa public school teachers individual $250 grants to appreciate their hard work and dedication to their students.

Since 2015, over 2,700 Gratitude Grants totaling over $650,000 have helped TK-12 public school teachers acquire instructional materials and classroom tools to increase student success.