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©2018 by Opening Doors PTA

2960 Hallmark Drive, Belmont CA 94002


Opening Doors PTA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your charitable gifts are tax-deductible. 

Grants and Scholarships

Opening Doors PTA provides mini grants to support the work of Belmont-Redwood Shores School District special education teachers, general education teachers, occupational therapists, behavior therapists/aides, speech therapists, and paraeducators. 


Funds are intended for professional training or educational materials related to inclusion, PBIS, or special education.


In order to best serve our students' interests and maximize the impact of the mini grant program, we have revised the application process to ensure that grant requests align with district goals and objectives. Please read the instructions on the form carefully.

Click here for the application

2019-2020 Grant Recipients:(updated March 2020)


-Alyssa Kato, SDC teacher, RWS Elementary

-Renee Orsi, SDC teacher, RWS Elementary

-Hannah Rosenblatt, SDC teacher, RWS Elementary

-Sherrene Fu, Behavior Analyst, Ralston Middle School

-Mark Fox, teacher, Nesbit Elementary

-Candace Temer, teacher, Central Elementary

-Robert Kruger, Resource Specialist, RWS Elementary

-Courtnie Roache, Resource Specialist, Fox Elementary

-Jennifer Virnich, Science Specialist, Nesbit and Central Elementary

-Julia Evans, OT, All Schools in BRSSD

-Rachel Meinel, OT, All Schools in BRSSD

-Juliana Hsu, OT, All Schools in BRSSD

-Aaron Blanding, SDC teacher, Ralston Middle School

-Anh Truong, SLP, Ralston Middle School

-Paula Mancillas, School Psychologist, Nesbit School

-Allyne Marcon-Dawson, Behavior Analyst, All Schools in BRSSD

-Dustin Bindreiff, Behavior Team Coordinator, All Schools in BRSSD

Opening Doors PTA mini grants are available to community members and nonprofit organizations that serve children with special needs in the Peninsula Bay Area.


Mini grants are intended for parent education, education resources, support groups, therapeutic services, and social events for children and families with special needs. Such activities or events must be made available to Opening Doors PTA members.

Click here for the application

2019-2020 Grant Recipients: (updated March 2020)

-CATCH clinic- Online parent educations series

-Geek Club Books- Ability awareness school assemblies

-Autism Career Pathways- Autism Goes to Work event at the Redwood City Library

-Fenixia Foundation- Education webinar series

Opening Doors PTA provides scholarships to current members for attending parent education workshops or enrolling their child in special needs camps/classes. Funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Scholarship amount varies.

Click here for the application