Down Payment Giveaway for Educators

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

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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 giveaways to help educators cover home purchase costs. Three public school teachers and/or staff members will each receive $25,000 that they can pair with Landed down payment support, other existing down payment programs, and/or their own financial contributions to help them own homes in the following eligible San Francisco Bay Area counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Santa Cruz, Marin, Monterey, and Contra Costa counties, where median home prices rank among the highest in the country. The giveaways will be awarded in time for the EYFT Summit on January 5-6, 2019. The purpose of these giveaways 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, community programs, and giveaways such as this one. For those who are not awarded the top prizes, a series of smaller prizes to support financial wellness will be awarded to educators who apply and qualify in the months leading up to the EYFT Summit (also determined via random drawing). No purchase necessary.


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 Giveaway

Three lucky Bay Area public school employees (see below for list of eligible school districts) will be selected to win $25,000 each towards the purchase of a new home. A series of smaller prizes will be allotted to educators who enter the drawings but do not win the top prize (also determined via random drawing). Recipients of all prizes 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? 

Winners will be determined by random drawing, with one drawing beginning in November, another at the beginning of December, and yet another at the beginning of January.

How can I enter the giveaway?


  • You must work at an eligible San Francisco Bay Area school district (see below for a list of eligible districts).
  • You must sign up by accurately completing the form at the top of this page.
  • You must then accurately complete an eligibility form with Landed to confirm your eligibility for the giveaway (see “Eligibility” below).
  • You must complete these steps by the deadlines published on this page..
  • This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
  • No purchase necessary. Eligible participants do not need to work with Landed after they are determined eligible for the giveaway.
  • Winners of the three top prizes of $25,000 must apply the down payment support to the purchase of a home in the Bay Area within 3 months of being selected.  For those educators who complete the steps above and are entered into the drawings, but who are not in a position to apply the down payment support to the purchase of a home, you will receive a smaller prize to support your financial wellness if you win.


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

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

  3. Sign up above by 11:59 p.m. PT on December 31, 2018 to be entered in 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
Oakland Unified
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:


Grand Prize Winners!

Round 1

Stephanie Hardinger
Elementary School Teacher
East Palo Alto, California

Round 2

Beti Magana
Spanish Teacher
Santa Clara, California

Round 3

Nestor Gonzalez
Science Teacher
Oakland, California

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.