Fund-a-Need Grants for the 2020-21 school year, separate from the KIK Annual Commitment, helped support school community initiatives such as digital platforms, library enhancements, and unique tools to supplement student learning. KIK is the funding arm of the 2020-21 Fund-a-Need program and has partnered with the Kentfield Schools PTA (KSPTA) to administer the grant award process to realize special projects and make supplies available to our school community. KIK appreciates the Fund-a-Need Donors who generously gave to fund these grants. See list of donors at right column.

After 3 rounds of grant applications and awards, KIK had some remaining funds.  The KIK KSPTA Grant Committee voted to gift the remainder to the schools through a Principal Discretionary Spending Fund.  The funds will follow the same guidelines as the grants and were distributed equally between the two schools.

Fourth Round:  Fund-a-Need Grants
Life Skills 6th grade Virtual Field Trip, Revolutionary Women 5th grade
Science Lab Equipment 7th grade Additional Recess Equipment for Stable Group Zones 5th-8th grade
Eco Action Club Sponsor and Supplies 5th-8th grade Text Sets for Expressions Course 6th grade
Update of 7th and 8th Grade Classroom Libriaries 7th-8th grade
Third Round:  Fund-a-Need Grants
Noise Cancelling Headphones
K- 1st grade
Physical Education Distance Games and Materials K- 4th grade
Reading Intervention: Leveled Literacy Intervention
K- 2nd grade 8th Grade Take Home Science Kits 8th grade
Fraction Strips 3rd grade
Second Round:  Fund-a-Need Grants
Dance with Mr. S Kindergarten   Science Kits
6th grade
Storytelling with Mr. S 1st grade   Art Supplies
5th-8th grade
ESGI Assessment Tool
1st grade   Author Visits- Torrey Maldonado
5th – 8th grade
Science/ Art Projects 1st  grade   Classroom Novel Sets for Book Groups
5th – 8th grade
Rulers 3rd grade   Distance Learning Science Kits
7th grade
Poetry Unit
4th grade
  Individual Science Kits
8th grade
Eureka Math Digital Assessment Tool K- 4th grade  


First Round:  Fund-a-Need Grants
Styluses for Bacich iPads – 1st grade 1st grade Home of The Brave Class Novel Set 5th grade
Social Emotional Learning With Superflex 2nd grade Cuneiform Clay Tablets 6th grade
Zearn Notes 3rd – 4th grade Flangoo 7th – 8th grade
Flocabulary Licenses 3rd – 4th  grade Whiteboard Kits 5th – 8th grade
Diversity/Racism/Ethnicity/Social Justice Books K – 4th grade Classroom Library Resources: Conversations About Race 5th – 8th grade
Dice/Dice Containers 5th grade



Every year, our community raises money through the Fund-a-Need program at the Spring Auction to deliver a specific need to our school district. In years past, our Fund-a-Need program has raised money for the following:

Technology 2010 Bacich & Kent
Technology 2011 Bacich & Kent
Chromebooks/ipads/Apple mini/Seagate server 2013 Bacich & Kent
Maker Space printers, lasers, soldering station and more
2015 Bacich & Kent
Reading specialist 2016 Bacich
iPads 2017 Bacich & Kent
“Back 50” – outdoor blacktop play space 2018 Kent
Bacich Playground 2019 Bacich
KIK/ KSPTA Grant Program 2020 Bacich & Kent