Funding Ideas

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Thinking about how to raise funds for a NatureBridge trip can be daunting but we are here to help! Below are some fundraising ideas and resources that many of our schools, teachers, and students have used.  


Restaurant Nights 

Product Sales

In-School Event Fundraisers

  • Movie night - Organize a movie night for the school to watch. You can charge a small admission fee and sell "theater" snacks as well. Usually hosted on a Friday or Saturday night, movies can be watched indoors or outdoors depending on the weather.  
  • Bake sales
  • A-thons - Hike-a-thons, walk-a-thons, jog-a-thons, etc. 
  • Car washes 


  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) - Congress recently allocated $1.1 billion for Title IV, Part A of Every Student Succeeds Act. 
  • Target Field Trips - Funds up to $700 for field trips to enhance their studies in the arts, math, science and social studies. 
  • Philanthropic Ventures - Funds up to $1,000 for field trips, to cover the costs of "transportation, admission fees and food" for K-5 schools from Alameda and San Mateo Counties
  • Save the Redwoods League - Awards range between $1,500 - $5,000 for educational programs in a redwood forest. Can be used for 1-day or 3-5 day trips.