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National Science Foundation Guidebook on Evaluation --
This guide book provides information on topics including: reasons for conducting evaluations, types of evaluations, evaluation steps/process, evaluation questions and measurable objectives, quantitive and qualitative data collection, and culturally responsive evaluation.

20 OWL -Purdue University- Online Writing Lab --
This resource provides general guidelines for grant writing in general and in the scientific disciplines.

AAUW Educational Foundation Fellowships and Grants --
Community Action Grants provide seed money to individual women, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations, as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.

Afterschool.Gov: How to Get Money --
This database gives you one stop for information about more than 100 sources of federal funding for after-school and youth development programming. For each of the programs listed in the database, you will find a brief description of the kinds of activities that can be funded, along with information about the application process, and contact information (web site addresses and telephone numbers).

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation --
Tips for Writing a Successful Grant Proposal

All-Expenses-Paid Study Tours for Teachers --
Ever thought of going somewhere and no way to fund it? Here are several grants for an All Expenses Paid Study Tour for Teachers. Science, Ocean and Polar Programs; Programs in Asia, Latin America and Africa; Programs in Europe; and even a few in the United States

American Library Association --
American Library Association's awards and grants area.

Arthur Vining Davis Foundations --
The purpose of the Foundations is to provide financial assistance, within the limits of their budgets and the discretion of their Trustees, to certain educational, cultural, scientific and religious institutions.

Assistive Technology Industry Association Funding Resources Guide -- --
How to pay for needed assistive technology is challenging for many and can seem overwhelming. As an association working hard to ensure access to all, we understand that access does not only include assistive technology but also access to potential funding necessary to obtain what is needed in technology.

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education --
The Association is an international, educational, and professional organization dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge, theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with information technology.

Awesome Library --
The Awesome Library is a valuable resource for educators which includes: grant writing information, resources, lesson plans, and a myriad of other topics important to teachers and administrators.

Bank of America Foundation --
This foundation funds education with an emphasis on K-12, including after-school programs; early childhood development; English as a second language (ESL); financial literacy, and youth mentoring programs.

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy --
The goal of the national grant program is to develop and expand family literacy efforts nationwide, and to support the development of literacy programs that build families of readers.

Basic Elements of Grant Writing --
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting provides an easy guide to the basic elements of grant writing and is offered to assist applicants to CPB and to other funding sources. It offers guideposts to help you through each stage of the process.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation --
The Gates family formed a foundation which will allocate grants to improve education and the use of technology in the curriculum.

Birds Eye Foods Foundation --
The Birds Eye Foods Foundation provides grants to not-for-profit organizations operating in communities where Birds Eye Foods has facilities. Primary giving areas include health, community services, education, youth, agricultural research and cultural programs.

Broad Foundation --
The Broad Foundation’s mission is to dramatically improve K-12 urban public education through better governance, management, labor relations and competition.

Career & Tech Ed - ACTE (Association for Career & Technical Education) --
ACTE is committed to enhancing the job performance and satisfaction of its members; to increasing public awareness and appreciation for career and technical programs; and to assuring growth in local, state and federal funding for these programs by communicating and working with legislators and government leaders.

Career & Tech Ed - Finding Funds for Your CTE Program --
"SHOW ME THE MONEY" -In this presentation, learn how to use Perkins, Enhancing Education Through Technology, and other

Career & Tech Ed - Grants and Programs --
The programs and grants managed by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education support a wide range of activities that help prepare young people and adults for further education and successful careers. These investments total approximately $1.9 billion annually. Grants administered by other Department of Education offices are listed here also. See all U.S. Department of Education grants and programs.

Career & Tech Ed - OCTAE - Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education --
One-stop website for resources related to career and technical education: the Perkins Collaborative Resource Network.

Career & Tech Ed - TEACH -Make A Difference --
Competitive Grants for Career and Technical Education. Schools that are interested in being grant recipients must focus their efforts in five key areas: “Integrated Academic and Career-Focused Learning,” “Work-Based Learning and Exposure to the World of Work,” “Robust Employer Engagement,” “Individualized Career and Academic Counseling” and “Integration of Post-Secondary Education and Training.” Schools must offer real work and job exploration experiences, as well as the individual support that students need to be successful. Individual support may include mentoring, counseling and opportunities to obtain career certifications that can be used beyond high school.

CASH for Your Classroom --
This guide is designed to help parents, teachers, and others create and run school fundraisers that are both fun and effective.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance --
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance is a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.

Chronicle of Philanthropy --
The newspaper of the non-profit world.

Cisco Systems Virtual Schoolhouse Grant Program --
Cisco Systems provide one time awards of approximately $10,000 in networking product, service and training to K-12 schools for curriculum-based internet connections.

Citgo - Fueling Education --
CITGO is proud to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to education by awarding $1,000 worth of school supplies to educators in the communities we serve. These much-needed school supplies help to further educational opportunities for thousands of students.

Corning Inc. Foundation --
Selected elementary and secondary schools, community colleges and four-year institutions of higher learning are the consistent beneficiaries of Foundation support. Areas of involvement include community service.

Council on Foundations --
The Council works to support foundations by promoting knowledge, growth, and action in philanthropy. It contains links to current grant opportunities.

Council on Foundations: Community Foundation Locator --
The Locator list hundreds of community foundations who derive their funds from many donors rather than a single source, as is usually the case with private and corporate foundations.

David and Lucile Packard Foundations --
The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the following broad program areas: conservation; population; science; children, families, and communities; arts; and organizational effectiveness and philanthropy.

Digital Wish --
This site allows you to create a profile for your school or classroom. Anyone can make a donation toward your school or classroom. When you have enough funds in your account you can go shopping through the Digital Wish store. There is also information about grants.

Donors Choose --
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? - Supporting teachers and students since 2000. makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.

Dr. Alice Christie's Grant Writing and Funding Opportunities Page --
A grantwriting guide.

Edinformatics – Education for the Information Age --
Large grant databases and search tools

Education Alliance at Brown University --
This website provides free grant and funding information, with one of the biggest grant and funding databases in the country.

Education World --
Show me the money site with tips and resources for successful grant writing.

Educators of America --
Educators of America are driven to not only supply teachers and educators with the classroom technology they need, but also train them to use it in the most effective ways possible.

Edutopia -The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources --
Roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities.

eFunding Solutions --
This site is dedicated to helping educators locate every funding source available to them in the United States.

Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation --
The ESA Foundation is dedicated to supporting positive programs and opportunities that make a difference in the lives of America’s youth. The Foundation seeks to harness the collective power of the interactive entertainment industry to create positive social impact in our communities. We support geographically diverse projects and programs that benefit American boys and girls of all races and religions.

eSchool News --
A comprehensive source for school technology funding. This website provides access to grant opportunities, recent grant awards, equipment donations, and a Technology Funding Directory.

Federal Register - Education Grants Available (US Dept of Education) --
Announces the availability of federal funds for grants in Education.

Ford Foundation --
The Ford Foundation seeks to enhance educational opportunities especially for low income and chronically disadvantaged groups. The site also contains a grant database and guidelines for grant seekers.

Ford Motor Company Fund --
Ford Motor Company Fund makes awards in five categories: education, environment, public policy, health & social programs, civic affairs & community development, and arts & humanities.

Forecast of Funding Opportunities under the Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs --
Lists virtually all programs and competitions under which the Department has invited or expects to invite applications for new awards and provides actual or estimated deadline dates for the transmittal of applications under these programs

Fostering the Use of Educational Technology: Elements of a National Survey --
This publication includes a chapter on the use and effectiveness of educational technology.

Foundation Center --
The "Gateway" to philanthropy on the World Wide Web, this site offers online assistance with locating foundations and proposal writing. It has an extensive list of links which can be tailored to meet the needs of grant seekers.

Foundations Online --
Foundations Online is a directory of 100's of foundations and grantmakers. It is a must site that all grant seekers should visit!

Fund for Teachers --
Fund for Teachers enriches the personal and professional growth of teachers by recognizing and supporting them as they identify and pursue opportunities around the globe that will have the greatest impact on their practice, the academic lives of their students and on their school communities.

Funding Sources & Grant Writing --
Texas Instruments provides resources to identify and apply for grants and other funding opportunities from the federal government and private foundations. TI has collected a list of major funding opportunities for education as well as guidelines and tips that will help you become a grant writing expert. The grant information is updated quarterly, so visit this site regularly.

Funding Sources on the Web --
Grant information and other basic grant-seeking references.

Fundsnet Services Online --
Directory of over 700 philanthropy sites on the web, including section listing newest funding opportunities and Community Foundations/Regional Grantmakers. Site includes FAQ section and search engine links.

Gannett Foundation --
The Gannett Foundation supports local organizations in communities where the Gannett Co., Inc. owns a local daily newspaper or broadcast station.

George Lucas Educational Foundation --
Although not a source for funding, this sites contains a myriad of sites and sources of information about grants.

Get Ed Funding --
GetEdFunding is a free and fresh grant finding resource, dedicated to helping educators and institutions identify the funding they need in budget-tight times. GetEdFunding hosts a collection of more than 2,400 grants and opportunities culled from federal, state, regional and community sources and is available to public and private, preK–12 schools, districts and educators, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations that work with them.

Government Discretionary Grants --
This site is a compilation of all federal grants, a description of the grant, requirements with filing deadlines, electronic filing forms, and the home page for each of the grants listed.

Grant Handbooks & Reference Guides --
Newsletters that are filled with the latest national & regional grant opportunities, as well as upcoming grants deadlines that help serious grant seekers. This site cover almost all community focused programs, a wide range that encompasses various focus areas such as housing, health care, children, senior citizens, community & economic development, Native Americans, and education. You can stay updated with the latest information and notices on grant seeking programs and congressional legislations as well as federal, state and local agency regulations. Furthermore, with these monthly updates, you will be able to track trends and find partners in your grant seeking journey. Figure out where the future funding for your program lies with, as the newsletters keep you informed as to where the funding is, what is being funded and who is providing the funding. Stay updated with the grant seeking industry so that you make strategic choices that strengthen your impact.

Grant Space --
Grant Proposal Writing: Web sites

Grant Space --
GrantSpace provides easy-to-use, self-service tools and resources to help nonprofits worldwide become more viable grant applicants and build strong, sustainable organizations.

Grant Watch - --
Technology grants for nonprofits, for-profits and small businesses, including RFPs, applications for foundation grants, corporate grants, state grants, city grants for use of technology in the classroom curriculum, technology grants to improve health and medical information.

Grant Wrangler --
Grant Wrangler® is a free grants listing service offered by Nimble Press™. They make it easier for teachers, librarians, and parents to find funding, including grants and awards for arts, history, mathematics, science, technology, and more. They also help grant-giving organizations more effectively promote their grants and awards to teachers and schools across America. You can subscribe to their Grant Wrangler Bulletin. The Grant Wrangler Bulletin is a bi-weekly newsletter delivering the latest grants and awards directly to your email box.

Grant Writing Chatboard --
A forum dedicated to discussions about grantwriting for classroom and school projects and programs.

Grant Writing For Dummies --
Building your grant seeking and grant writing skills is the best way to secure funding for your organization. The keys to finding grant funding opportunities and writing award-winning grant proposals are knowing where to find opportunities and understanding what funders want to read. In terms of your professional development as a grant writer, it also helps to know that core measure of success: your win rate.

Grant Writing Tutorial --
This sites provides tutorials for grant writing.

GrantCraft: Practical Wisdom for Grantmakers --
GrantCraft is a source of practical wisdom from grant makers on the tools and techniques of effective grant making. GrantCraft offers guides, videos, and case studies that present the practitioner's view of philanthropy, on subjects like practice and methods that make grants more effective, insights into relations between grantees and grantors lessons about how to organize grant-making work for best results.

grants 4Teachers --
Finding grants is EASY with our Grant Search tool. Just select your state ... program category ... type of school and find grants in just seconds! Plus receive email grant alerts and other valuable teaching resources - FREE!

Grants Alert --
Resources that can help our schools and communities fight and win this war for the lives of our children and the future of our nation.

Grants and Grantwriting --
A well-done collection of links to grant sites and information

Grants for Teachers --
Free resource for K-12 teachers.

Grants Information Collection --
The University of Wisconsin maintains a comprehensive site with grant resources. --
This site allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.

GrantSAT - The Grant Proposal Self Assessment Tool --
GrantSAT is an outstanding tool for evaluating, and hence improving, each section of your grant proposal. It is useful for all grant writers from the novice to the highly experienced. In today’s world, where the grants process is highly competitive, it is well worth your time to apply GrantSAT to your proposal.

GrantSAT—The Grant Proposal Self Assessment Tool: --
An instrument for evaluating the quality of proposals. It provides a number of assessment criteria for nine different aspects of a proposal (e.g., problem statement, budget, evaluation).

GrantSelect --
Offers more than 10,000 funding opportunities and the largest collection of sponsored research opportunities. You can sign up for a free trial membership. GrantSelect is an effective and comprehensive tool for grantseekers.

Grantsmanship Center --
Since 1972, TGCI has been the world's leading source of grantsmanship training and grant information.

Grantwriters --
Resources for grantwriting

Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal --
Created to help empower people to be successful in gaining funds for projects

GuideStar --
This site offers information about more than 700,000 IRS-registered501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. --
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation supports organizations that serve lower-income individuals and assist vulnerable and at-risk populations in the communities in which they reside. Program areas include older adult services, workforce development, basic human needs and health, disabilities, education, and general community support. The types of support awarded for education include general operating, program, and capital projects. General operating and program grants are exclusively focused on Baltimore City and Baltimore County, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Hawaii. Only capital projects are accepted nationally.

Hawai'i Community Foundation --
The Hawaii Community Foundation is honored to provide a wealth of financial support to qualified students and nonprofit organizations throughout Hawaii.

Independent Sector --
About Us Independent Sector is the leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world.

Instructional Technology Council --
Searchable glossary of grant programs from the federal government funding programs and foundations that provide funding for distance learning.

Intel Foundation --
Intel vigorously supports education through grants for programs that advance science, math and technology education, particularly for women and underserved populations.

K12 Grants --
A great site to locate numerous resources for K-12 grants. Join the very valuable and informative listserv.

KLA-Tencor Foundation --
The mission of the KLA-Tencor Foundation is to positively impact the communities in which employees and their families live, work, and do business. The foundation carries out this mission by building relationships with education, health and wellness, and social service providers; inspiring individual philanthropy; and establishing and maintaining support programs. The foundation seeks to support educational programs and institutions, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); health and wellness programs and providers; and local community human needs organizations.

Library of Winning Grants --,
This site includes an extensive list of grants that have been written and funded. A great resource to use to examine a successfully funded grant.

Lowe's - Toolbox for Educational Grants --
Lowe's will donate up to $5 million to public schools and public school parent teacher groups - at as many as 1,000 different public schools per school year.

Milken Family Foundation --
The Milken Educator Awards is the nation’s preeminent teacher recognition program. More than 2,600 exemplary teachers, principals and specialists have been surprised with individual, unrestricted $25,000 prizes since 1987. Recipients are heralded early to mid-career for what they have achieved—and for the promise of what they will accomplish in the future. Honorees join the national Milken Educator Network, a group whose expertise is a valuable resource to those shaping the future of education.

Monsanto Fund --
America’s Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to support rural farming communities. The program, which launched in 2010, gives farmers the chance to win a $2,500 donation for their favorite community nonprofit organization, such as 4-H, FFA, schools, fire departments and other civic groups. One winner is selected in each of 1,326 eligible counties in 40 states.

MSU Libraries (Michigan State University) --
A compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to computer technology.

MultiMedia Schools --
This print magazine published five times a year addresses multiple technologies used in K-12 schools today. Selected full text in available online, which includes a NewsWatch section, which posts technology related funding news and links.

National Center for Education Statistics --
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations (the most reliable data for grants).

National Endowment for the Humanities --
NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities

National Science Foundation --
The NSF funds research and education in science and engineering, through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

NEA Foundation --
Grants to educators to support new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning. The goal is to fund and share successful strategies to educate and prepare students for bright and rewarding futures.

NEC Foundation of America --
This Foundation gives grants to those organizations and programs with a national reach and impact in science and technology education, principally at the secondary level, or technology used to assist people with disabilities.

Network for Good --
This site contains a collection of sources of support for nonprofit organizations.

Office of Educational Technology --
As states and districts update technology resources, it may seem that the needs overwhelm resources. Before major technology purchases, leaders will want to consider an approach and define a goal that makes sense for the particular region.

Online Funding Resources --
Links from Castle Technology Consultants to a wide variety of online resources related to grants, proposals, and philanthropic organizations which provide funding for educational purposes.

Oregon - Hardy Plant Society of Oregon --
The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon works to promote education and understanding of herbaceous perennial plants, and is dedicated to helping special gardens of botanical, horticultural, or historic interest, including the support of community gardens.

Oregon Arts Commission --
The Oregon Arts Commission provides grant funding opportunities to support the Arts in the state of Oregon through programs which provide funding opportunities which include general operating support, project-specific support, and support for artist's professional endeavors.

Oregon Community Foundation --
OCF supports more than 1,300 organizations around the state each year through its grant programs. These grants are awarded by hundreds of different OCF funds.

PBS TeacherSource --
This site will guide you to some of the "latest and greatest" in educational technology research studies available online.

Pearson Instructional Resources --
Find and identify Funds and Grants.

Rand Education Research Center --
The Research Center for Education specializes in K-12 assessment and accountability, school reform evaluation, and teachers and teaching.

Research Associates --
This site includes an area to subscribe to a great grant writing listserv.

Scholastic's Funding Connection --
This site is designed to provide you with information, resources, and tools aligned to the NCLB requirements, as well as other funding sources. On their web pages, you will find information about federal, state, and private funding sources.

Shell Oil Company --
Shell makes educational grants to qualified nonprofit groups, with special consideration given to requests from organizations in or near communities in the United States where Shell Oil Company has a major presence. Grant requests related to education must focus on Shell’s funding priorities. These include increasing interest in technical careers among students, and professional development in science and mathematics for educators. Funding is provided to support programs in kindergarten through grade 12 that are designed to boost students’ mathematics and science skills. Shell also funds projects at vocational and technical schools where chemical and refinery operators and technicians are trained. At the university level, Shell supports programs that aid engineering and geoscience students and departments. Of particular interest are programs in mathematics, science, and technology that engage women/girls and minority students, and within academic institutions that have ethnically diverse enrollments.

SketchUp Pro K-12 Statewide License Grant --
The SketchUp Pro Statewide K-12 License Grant is an opportunity for public K-12 schools to have access to our pro product at absolutely no cost.

SMARTer Kids Foundation --
The SMARTer Kids Foundation is a private organization that provides opportunities for students and teachers to learn new skills and grow in self-confidence by placing technology, grants and programs at their service.

Steps To Successful Grant Writing --
This site provides detailed information on how to prepare a successful grant.

T.H.E. Journal --
This site allows you to sign up for a free subscription to T.H.E. Journal. This magazine is an excellent resource for technology information.

Target Grants --
Education, the arts, public safety—these are just a few of the areas Target supports through their grants programs.

Teachers Count --
A great site to locate numerous resources for grants.

Technology & Learning Online --
This is the online version of the print magazine contains a Grants and Contests section with a searchable database of regularly updated grant, scholarship, professional development and other funding opportunities for both students and educators.

Technology Grant News --
This is ideal for the Grant Director or Resource Officer who wants to receive an electronic copy of Technology Grant News with live website links and the “Technology Resource News” E-Bulletin” and a free Grant Index of your choice.

Technology Grants: 50+ Resources --
How and where to secure funding for ESSA, STEM, EdTech, and Professional Development.

The Ambrose Monell Foundation --
A long-term commitment to voluntarily aiding and contributing to scientific, cultural, educational, and other charitable initiatives.

The G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation --
Voluntarily aiding and contributing to scientific achievement resulting in a clearer understanding of the Earth, its history, and its relation to the universe.

The Ten Best Free Videos about Proposal Writing -- http://
Great free videos to help you get started writing grants

The Wallace Foundation --
Resources for education, communities and the arts.

Toshiba -Leading Innovation --
Toshiba America Foundation is accepting applications from 6-12 science and math teachers for grants.

Travel Beyond Excuse --
As a PreK-12 teacher or administrator, do you want to travel more–yet struggle to find a way to afford it? What if someone else paid your travel expenses and gave you a professional development opportunity that would enrich your classroom? Travel grants provide a wonderful opportunity for teachers. Here is a list of the 35 top travel opportunities that you could find (including grants and other programs) where teacher travel is paid for in part or in full by others!

U.S. Department of Education --
U.S. Department of Education Discretionary Grant Application Packages for Currently Open Grant Competitions

Writing A Successful Grant Proposal --
A comprehensive site by the Minnesota Council of Foundations.

Zimmer Family Foundation --
The mission of this small foundation is to support religious, educational, and social programs.

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