Display of children's artwork
Display of artwork supported by the Dorothy Cunningham Grant at ArtFest 2017
Display of children's artwork
Display of artwork supported by the Dorothy Cunningham Grant at the Gardens at Lake Merritt Autumn Lights 2018

The Dorothy Cunningham Art Grant was created in honor of a long-time member who was also a teacher in the San Leandro School District. It was her wish to promote visual art to the children of San Leandro. SLAA embraces that wish and, as funds are available, we give grants to Art Teachers for supplies or equipment. We awarded three $300 grants in 2019.

The Program

This grant award program is offered to art teachers in the San Leandro School District who compete through written proposal. The program supports a new, or ongoing, art project that is carried out with students in any grade(s). It is also used by the teachers to purchase art supplies for general use.

2019 Awardees:

Laura Baker, Jefferson Elementary School

Laura Meersman, James Monroe Elementary School

Christine Shearer, John Muir Middle School