Hercules Education Foundation grants help support projects that support our youth, teachers and schools grades K-12 in Hercules, California.

We are currently updating our projects archive, so check back soon. Here are the types of projects HEF helps fund:

Engineering Program
Document Reader
Support for Field Trip
The Titans Times (Newspaper)
Art Supply
The Little Red School House (Lupine Workshop Shed)
Health and Nutrition (SPARK)
Enriched Vocabulary and Comprehension Skill Program
The Choices Program

Hercules Education Foundation Projects Funded for 2022-23

School NameProject Title or Description
Hercules High SchoolMindful Body Fitness - Grecco
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolSupporting Schoolwide Needs - IXL License - Santiago
Lupine Hills Elementary SchoolGarden Project - Sheldon
Three Elementary SchoolsElementary Music Podiums - Hadeishi
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolHigh Interest Books & Display Shelf - Creeley
Hercules Middle SchoolDigial Drama - Genna (DC expired on 7/29)
Hercules Middle SchoolAutism Acceptance Month - Books 2022 - Whittemore (DC 1.5X)
Hercules High SchoolBring on Lacrosse! - Lazaridis (DC 1.5X Gates)
Hercules High SchoolShopping Trip to the Teachers' Online Shopping Mall - Biln (DC 1.5X)
Hercules High SchoolCareer Prep Needs Some Little Things - Owens (DC 1.5X Gates)
Hercules Middle SchoolMindfulness & Meaningful Conversations - Barron (DC 1.5X Gates)
Ohlone Elementary SchoolUp, Up, and Away! - Silva (DC 1.5X Gates)
Lupine Hills Elementary SchoolReady, Set, Learn - Hague (DC 1.5X Gates)
Hercules Middle SchoolMeasure Twice and Science Often - Parker (DC 1.5X Gates)
Hercules High SchoolA Smartboard for Spanish Class- That's How We Roll - Biln (DC 1.5X)
Hercules Middle SchoolFinancial Literacy for Future Leaders - Kira (DC 2X)
Lupine Hills Elementary SchoolHelp Me Create a Science Center for TK! - Turner (DC 2X)
Ohlone Elementary SchoolFunctional Academics: Teaching Basic Financial Literacy to Special Needs Students - Mirandilla (DC 2X)
Lupine Hills Elementary SchoolSouthwest Flight Epass for ASHA Conference - Wheeldon
Ohlone Elementary SchoolBooks from this Decade! - Alvarez (DC 2X Seed to Read)
Lupine Hills Elementary School3D Pens in the Classroom - Inglish
Lupine Hills Elementary SchoolReading and writing Centers - Dauer-Sargentini
Hercules High SchoolBooks for Pleasure - Hernandez
Hercules High SchoolLiteracy in French Class - Cody ($364 on DC, expires on 12/1)
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolDiverse Fantasy Novels for Book Clubs - Maxey

Hercules Education Foundation Projects Funded for 2021-22

School NameProject Title or Description
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolGraphic Novels - Maxey
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolEngaging Books Project - Creeley
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolPaperless Homework Project - Hedeen
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolColor Printer Project - Valdez
Hercules Middle SchoolA Little Protection - Owens (DC)
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolA Table Is a Place to Learn - Santiago (DC 2X)
Lupine Hills Elementary School Hands-on Learning for Kindergarten Readers... - Hague (DC 2X)
Ohlone Elementary School2nd grade Writers in the Making - Moran (DC 2X)
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolPlay-Based Learning - Wong
Lupine Hills Elementary School Kindergarten Rocking Readers with Raz-Plus - Dauer-Sargentini
Lupine Hills Elementary School Supporting Student Literacy - Yang
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolSeat Cushions for the Class - Nontha
Lupine Hills Elementary School Creative Art Activities - Earl
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolDiverse Book Club Books - Maxey
Hercules High SchoolBumper Plates for Days - Lazaridis (DC)
Hercules High SchoolMascaraed of Masks Project - Hernandez (DC 2X)
Ohlone Elementary SchoolGet Your Books Right Here - Avina (DC 1.5)
Ohlone Elementary SchoolLet's Explore What Owls Eat - Avina (DC 1.5X)
Hercules Middle SchoolImagination in 3D - Barron (DC 1.5 X)
Hercules High SchoolTechnology Tools To Enhance Our Music Program - Wong (DC 1.5X)
Hercules High SchoolWatch and Learn STEM - Gatchalian (DC 1.5X)
Hercules High SchoolTools of the Science Trade - Parker (DC 1.5X)
Hercules High SchoolStudent Requested Books for Our Library Collection - Little (DC 1.5X)
Hercules Middle SchoolNear Space Atmosphere - Thomas
Lupine Hills Elementary School Update for Outdated Classroom Library - Silva
Lupine Hills Elementary School Update for Outdated Classroom Library - Kozanevich
Lupine Hills Elementary School Update for Outdated Classroom Library - Chikezie
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolMulticultural Picture Books for History - Schultz
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolAt Your Seat Storage Stack - Singh
Hercules High SchoolSocks for Soccer - Whittemore (DC 2x)
Hercules Middle SchoolLeadership Colors – Owens (DC 2X)
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolPromote Equity Themed Reading Habits – Knoblauch (DC 2X)
Hercules Middle/High SchoolI Can See Clearly Now! – Ogura (DC 2X)
Hercules High SchoolStem In Physical Education - Lazaridis (DC 2X)
Hercules High SchoolInfluence of Music on Dance – Levitt (DC 2X)
Hercules Middle SchoolTake Home Creativity – Genna (DC 2X)
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolBuild It In Kindergarten! - Valdez
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolMaking Patterns with Beads - Creeley
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolTeaching STEM - Hadeen
Ohlone Elementary SchoolIncreasing Communication Skils of Students with Autism - Mirandilla
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolHello Universe - Mitchell
Hercules Middle SchoolSpecialized Math & Reading Tutorial Program (SMART) - Villas Jr.
Hercules High SchoolYes We Can - Gatchalian (DC 2X Chevron)
Hercules High SchoolLet's Explore Metric Applications - Cody (DC 2X Chevron)
Hercules High SchoolI Can Participate! - Ogura (DC 2X Anonymous)
Hercules Middle SchoolNear Space Project 2 - Thomas (DC 2X Anonymous)
Lupine Hills Elementary School Help My Students Get Active - Turner (DC)

Hercules Education Foundation Projects Funded for 2020-21

School NameProject Title or Description
Hercules High SchoolSo You Wanna be a Tuber - Knoblauch (DC 1.5X)
Lupine Hills Elementary School Soial Skills for Social Thinkers - Marchesi (DC 1.5X)
Hercules High SchoolTutorial Made Easy - Pacho (DC 1.5X)
Hercules High SchoolQuality Equip. for High-Qual. Distance Learning - Kira (DC 1.5X)
Hercules High SchoolQuality Web Cam for Sync. (Live) Teaching... - Kira (DC 1.5 X)
Hercules High SchoolHigh Quality Tech. for Distance Learning - Hernandez (DC 1.5X)
Hercules High SchoolA Monitor In To The World - Hernandez (DC 1.5X)
Hercules High School...Better, Faster, Newer Way of Learning - Gatchalian (DC 1.5X)
Hercules High SchoolCause & Effect Accessibility - Ogura (DC 1.5X)
Lupine Hills Elementary School Science & Social Studies for Our Youngest... - Dauer-Sargentini
Hercules High SchoolVoces for AP Spanish Students - Hernandez
Lupine Hills Elementary School Science & Social Studies for Our Youngest... - Earl
Lupine Hills Elementary School Science & Social Studies for Our Youngest... - Hague
Lupine Hills Elementary School Social Skills for Speech Therapy - Wheeldon
Ohlone Elementary SchoolPhenomenal Readers Need High-Interest Books! - Avina (DC 1.5X)
Hercules High SchoolApplied Sciences at Home - Coach Grecco (DC 10X - Google)
Hercules High SchoolPrint and Learn Sports Science - Coach Grecco (DC 10X - Google)
Hercules High SchoolLearn Physics Easier! - Ms. S (DC 10X - Google)
Ohlone Elementary SchoolIXL Fluency in Language Arts - Chai
Ohlone Elementary SchoolIXL Synchronous Distance Learning - Bailey
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolIXL Math at Hanna Ranch - Santiago
Hercules High SchoolPrize, Prize, Prize! Read Books, Get a Reward! - Ms. S (DC 3X)
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolHigh Interest Reading for 2nd Graders - Creeley
Ohlone Elementary SchoolIXL Literacy for Ohlone Kindergarteners - Disbrow
Hercules High SchoolExercise Your Mind and Body - Levitt (DC 3X - Chevron)
Hercules High SchooliPad is Needed to Check Students' Attendance - Ms. S (DC 2X)
Hercules High SchoolDiverse Books Needed to Reflect Our Student Body! - Lounnas (DC)
Hercules Middle SchoolAdd a Little Color to Our Lives! - Owens (DC 2X - Edpuzzle )
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolTechology for Kindergarten (Used iPads) - Valdez

Hercules Education Foundation Projects Funded for 2019-2020

School NameProject Title or Description
Hercules High SchoolModel Aviation Student Club – Otmishi
Hercules High SchoolSTEM Fatale Club – Gatchalian
Lupine Hills Elementary SchoolIfuture to Improve Student Attendance – Merza-Fillpot
Lupine Hills Elementary SchoolScholastic News Magazine – Mitra
Lupine Hills Elementary SchoolReading and Writing Journey Ahead – Inglish (DC 2x)
Hercules High SchoolCan You Hear It Now? – Cody (DC 1.5x)
Hercules High SchoolSquiggly Kid Remedies to Support Learning! – Giusto (DC 1.5x)
Ohlone Elementary SchoolIXL Learning in Kindergarten – Disbrow
Ohlone Elementary SchoolIXL Making Learning Fun – Bailey
Hercules Middle SchoolJunior Scholastic Magazine for Current Events – Peters
Lupine Hills Elementary SchoolReading Supported by Technology (Raz-Plus) – Dauer-Sargentini
Lupine Hills Elementary SchoolRaz-Plus Subscription for Classroom Library – Kozanevich
Ohlone Elementary SchoolSupport Future Scientists – Minoru (DC 1.5x)
Lupine Hills Elementary SchoolTechnology for Kindergartners – Hague (DC 1.5x)
Hercules High SchoolString Bass Needed! – Wong (DC 1.5x)
Hercules Middle School4th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration – Peters
Hercules Middle SchoolBlack Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad – Gadd
Hercules High SchoolGravity Never Takes a Holiday!  Myers (DC 2x)
Hercules Middle SchoolBroadcast/Podcast/Online Radio – Owens (DC)
Lupine Hills Elementary SchoolMath Night and Math Lab – Merza-Fillpot
Hercules Middle SchoolMaterials for Student-Led Maker Faire – Anthony
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolCivil Rights Books – Maxey
Hanna Ranch Elementary School3-D Sculptors – Nontha
Hercules Middle/High SchoolHercules Sensory Garden Potting Bench – Ogura
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolEngaging P.E. – Shader
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolDigital Artwork in the Primary Classroom – Valdez
Lupine Hills Elementary SchoolDifferentiated Learning Through Technology – Fernandez (DC)
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolSeesaw Subscription for Online Learning – Valdez

Hercules Education Foundation Projects Funded for 2018-2019

School NameProject Title or Description
Hercules Middle SchoolMr. Owens:  Broadcast/Podcast/Online Radio, grades 6-8
Hercules High SchoolMr. Myers:  Gravity Never Takes a Holiday, grades 9-12 Physics
Lupine Hills Elementary SchoolMrs. Inglish, grades 3-5
Lupine Hills Elementary SchoolMrs. H:  Technology for Kindergartners
Ohlone Elementary SchoolIXL Language Arts – Disbrow
Ohlone Elementary SchoolIXL Math License – Disbrow
Hercules Middle SchoolDiabetic Snack Project – Nunez
Hercules MS/HSSensory Garden Paver Project – Ogura
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolCelebrating Diversity – Draper
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolRecreational Activities During Lunch Recess – Bradford
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolSTEM Robotics for Kindergarten – Valdez
Hercules High SchoolModel Aviation Student Club – Otmishi
Hercules Middle SchoolChoices Career Program for 8th Graders
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolHDTV & DVD Player for Multicultural Series – Shader
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolHDTV & DVD Player for Science & Literature – Cole
Hercules High SchoolSTEM Fatale Club – Gatchalian
Hercules High SchoolHDTV for Math-A-Thon Project – Cruzat
Hercules Middle SchoolCustom-Made Stamps for Each Teacher – Anthony
Hercules High SchoolResources Revitalizing Student Responsiveness – Giusto (DC)

Hercules Education Foundation Projects Funded for 2017-18

School NameProject Title or Description
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolStarfall Website License – Valdez
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolBooks Kids Love – Creeley
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolRevamp Workshop Centers – Maxey
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolStory Builders Workshops – Cole
Hercules MS/HSStorage and Tools for Sensory Garden – Ogura (DC)
Ohlone Elementary SchoolFun Materials to Help Special Needs Students Learn (DC)
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolArt Printing Project – Draper
Hercules Middle School PTATeacher Appreciation
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolMono Printing Project – Dwiggens
Hercules Middle SchoolFilm and Theater Arts Clothing – Owens
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolEgg Incubator & Accessories – Hedeen/Demshok
Lupine Hills Elementary SchoolLiteracy Workshop – Dauer-Sargentini
Ohlone Elementary SchoolOhlone Hackathon – Sims
Hercules, Pinole Valley, John SwettBay Front Chamber High School Scholarship Fund

Hercules Education Foundation Projects Funded for 2016-17

School NameProject Title or Description 
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolLakeshore White Boards – Cole
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolGarden Project – Draper
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolScience Materials – Szkup
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolMulticultural Classroom Library – Creeley
Hercules Middle SchoolSensory Resource Room – Saez
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolStarfall Educational Website – Valdez
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolStand-Up Desk – Mula
Hercules Middle SchoolHunger Games Project – Peters
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolMulticultural Books – Maxey
Hercules Middle SchoolKeep Me Mobile and Connected with Students – Owens (DC)
Hanna Ranch Elementary SchoolBooks for Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration – Demshok
Hercules Middle SchoolChoices Career Program
Hercules High SchoolCareer Day 2017
Hercules Middle SchoolBooks for Struggling Readers – Anthony
Ohlone Elementary SchoolWe Are Ready to Learn More Functional Academics! – (DC)
Hercules HS/MSAccessible Picnic Table in Sensory Garden – Ogura (DC)
Lupine Hills Elementary SchoolStudent Planners for Grades 3-5
Ohlone Elementary SchoolHackathon Project – Sims
Bay Front ChamberHigh School Scholarship Fund