Down Payment Grant Giveaway for Educators

Sponsored by
the College Football Playoff Foundation and the Bay Area Host Committee

Sign up here for a chance to win up to $25,000 to help you buy a home!



Apply by Oct. 31: 
3 chances to win


Apply by Nov. 30: 
2 chances to win


Apply by Dec. 31: 
1 more chance to win

Together, we're working to raise awareness about the housing challenges teachers & school staff face.

Landed customers

As part of a year-long campaign by the Bay Area Host Committee (BAHC) and the College Football Playoff Foundation's Extra Yard for Teachers (EYFT) program, which will ultimately provide $1 million in direct support to Bay Area educators, the CFP Foundation and BAHC will make a $150,000 contribution toward direct grants to help educators cover home purchase costs. Three public school teachers and/or staff members will receive grants of $25,000 that they can pair with Landed down payment support or other existing down payment programs to help them own homes in eligible San Francisco Bay Area counties, including San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Santa Cruz, Marin, and Contra Costa counties, where median home prices rank among the highest in the country. The grants will be awarded in time for the EYFT Summit on January 5-6, 2019. The purpose of these grants is to inspire and empower educators by making homeownership more accessible.

BAHC and the CFP Foundation recognize how challenging becoming a homeowner can be, even with access to innovative down payment assistance and grant programs. For those who are not awarded the top grants, a series of smaller grants to support financial wellness will be awarded to educators who apply and qualify in the months leading up to the EYFT Summit.


Bay Area Host Committee

Founded to promote, organize, and execute the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship and its related events at the highest level.


Extra Yard for Teachers

Dedicated to elevating the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering teachers in four focus areas: resources, recognition, recruitment, and professional development.



On a mission to help essential professionals build financial security near the communities they serve.

About the Down Payment Grant Giveaway

Three lucky educator homebuyers will be selected to win one $25,000 grant each towards the purchase of a new home. A series of smaller grants will be allotted to educators who enter the drawings but do not win the top prize. Recipients of all grants will be individually notified in the months leading up to the Extra Yard for Teachers Summit on January 5-6, 2019.

How will the winners be selected? 

Grant recipients will be determined by raffle throughout the fall, with one drawing beginning in November, another at the beginning of December, and yet another at the beginning of January.

How can I be considered for the giveaway?

All you have to do is:

  1. Sign up by completing the quick form above.

  2. Complete an interest form with Landed.

  3. Follow subsequent instructions in order to be entered into any of the three drawings taking place this fall.

Be sure to complete these steps by the deadlines published below!

Winners of the three top grants of $25,000 must be in a position to apply the support to the purchase of a home in the Bay Area within 3 months of being selected, with or without the addition of Landed down payment support. For those educators who complete the steps above and are entered into the drawings, but who are not in a position to apply the support to the purchase of a home as previously outlined, you will still be considered for the drawings for a series of smaller grants to support educator financial wellness.

You are eligible to sign up above if you:

  • Work at an eligible San Francisco Bay Area school district (see below). You do not need to be a teacher.

  • Are interested in and have the intention of purchasing a primary residence in the San Francisco Bay Area. 


  1. Sign up above by 11:59 p.m. PT on October 31, 2018 to be considered for all three drawings.

  2. Sign up above by 11:59 p.m. PT on November 30, 2018 to be considered for the remaining two drawings.

  3. Sign up above by 11:59 p.m. PT on December 31, 2018 to be considered for the final drawing.

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Eligible School Districts

Employees of eligible Bay Area school districts can apply for both Landed down payment support and the CFP Foundation and BAHC down payment grants. These districts include:

Alum Rock Union Elementary
Bayshore Elementary
Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary
Berryessa Union Elementary
Bolinas-Stinson Union
Bonny Doon Union Elementary
Burlingame Elementary
Campbell Union High
Dixie Elementary
East Side Union High
Emery Unified
Evergreen Elementary
Franklin-McKinley Elementary
Fremont Union High
Happy Valley Elementary
Jefferson Elementary
Kentfield Elementary
Laguna Joint Elementary
Lagunitas Elementary
Larkspur-Corte Madera
Lincoln Elementary
Live Oak Elementary
Los Altos Elementary
Menlo Park City Elementary
Mill Valley Elementary
Milpitas Unified
Mount Pleasant Elementary
Mountain Elementary
Mountain View Whisman
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High
Novato Unified
Oak Grove Elementary
Orchard Elementary
Orinda Union Elementary
Pacific Elementary
Pajaro Valley Unified
Palo Alto Unified
Ravenswood City Elementary
Redwood City Elementary
Reed Union Elementary
Ross Elementary
Ross Valley Elementary
San Lorenzo Valley Unified
San Mateo Union High
San Mateo-Foster City
San Rafael City Elementary
San Rafael City High
Santa Cruz City School
Sausalito Marin City
Scotts Valley Unified
Sequoia Union High
Shoreline Unified
Soquel Union Elementary
South San Francisco Unified
Tamalpais Union High
Union Joint Elementary
West Contra Costa Unified
Woodside Elementary


If your Bay Area school district is not on this list and you feel it should be, please have an administrator at your school reach out to Landed:

We're proud to serve teachers and school staff.

Ashley and Matt (pictured here!) are one of the dozens of Bay Area educator families who have already used Landed to help purchase a home. We look forward to helping many, many more.