Allocations Process

RHS Grant Allocations

The RHSF grant application process is simple and direct: during our two allocation cycles in the fall and spring, teachers, administrators, staff and students are invited to make grant requests when they’ve identified an unmet program need. The applications are first reviewed by the RHSF executive team and administration for feasibility and whether other sources of funding may be available. The qualified applicants then present their requests to the Allocations committee, a volunteer panel of administrators, teachers, students (one from each grade level) and parents. Each grant application is reviewed on its own individual merit and the committee votes on whether to partially or completely fund each grant. The Allocations co-chairs then present the committee’s recommendations to the full board for approval.  Approved funds are immediately disbursed to the school and are managed by Redwood’s budget secretary to ensure appropriate allocation of funds.

The Foundation also supports multiple annual grants which provide significant program funding for departments including the Wellness Center, the Bark, Music, Drama, Athletics, the Library and the College and Career Center.  These grants are agreed upon by the RHSF executive board during our annual budget approval process.

Benchwarmers (RHS Athletic Boosters) Grants

With 100% of funding coming from the Foundation, Benchwarmers oversees athletic allocations to ensure that our teams have everything they need to succeed — from uniforms and equipment to tournament fees and training support. The Benchwarmers Committee is composed of parent volunteers, the Athletic director and Assistant Principal who review athletic grant requests from coaches and award grants that enhance and improve the experience for our student-athletes across ALL of our Freshman, JV and Varsity Redwood sports teams. Accounting for 40% of the total RHS Athletics program budget, the RHSF Benchwarmers funding has a significant impact on every aspect of every sport at Redwood.

RHS Scholarship Awards

The RHSF Scholarship Committee, composed of parent volunteers, teachers, counselors, administrators and community members, awards multiple need-based scholarships to graduating Redwood seniors who have demonstrated remarkable character and determination as well as academic achievement. The scholarship application process is open to Redwood Seniors each spring. Scholarship funds are made possible thanks to the generous support of parents, alumni, faculty and friends through contributions made to the Redwood High School Foundation as well as several family-directed scholarships.  All scholarships are used for tuition or school expenses at an accredited community college, trade school, 4-year college, or university.