$100,000 Dream Big Teacher Challenge
Have a big dream that would change your community? A big idea for how to help better prepare your students for the future? Then submit your proposal for a $100,000 grant in the Dream Big Teacher Challenge. Through Thank America’s Teachers, Farmers will award five $100,000 grants to fund teachers’ educational visions for their classrooms and communities this year. Grant recipients will be chosen from 15 finalists who receive the most votes in October. Over the past few years, over $1 million annually went to funding programs like an outdoor learning center, an accessible playground for special needs students, and a student mentorship program with local business leaders.
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.
K-12 teachers spend $600 a year of their own money on classroom supplies. AdoptAClassroom.org helps offset these costs by funding the classroom materials that students need to learn and succeed.
American Honda Foundation Grants
The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment. When considering the American Honda Foundation as a potential funding source, please note the following:
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.
Association of American Educators Foundation Classroom Grant
Classroom grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials. Funds must be used within one year of the application deadline.
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.
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.
Captain Planet Foundation Grants
The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live. For close to twenty-five years, we have been activating generations of environmentally literate citizens empowered to protect and sustain the natural systems upon which all life depends. Through our four main program areas, CPF invests in high-quality, solution-based programs that inspire and teach youth to become collaborators and agents of change.
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.
Celestron Binocular Grants
Celestron Optics is providing binoculars to classrooms participating in citizen-science projects. Whether you’re watching a bird feeder, going out on regular bird walks, or participating in a bio blitz, share with us how your students are scientists and what you could accomplish with a classroom set of binoculars. This grant will be distributed on a rolling basis until all binoculars have been distributed. Grant recipients will be selected at the end of each month. If you are a mini-grant recipient, you will be required to share your grant experience through the BirdSleuth Action Map.
Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant Program
Up to 20 grants from Crayola help Creative Leadership teams identify and deliver innovative programs that inspire educators to increase art-infused education. Winning schools receive $2,500 and $1,000 worth of Crayola products to develop an art-infused, creative capacity-building, professional development program.
Citgo Fueling Education
The CITGO Fueling Education Sweepstakes When students have better opportunities to learn, we all win. And during the Fueling Education “You Win/Teachers Win” Sweepstakes, you could win a $100 CITGO Gift Card and a $100 voucher for school supplies to share with a teacher of your choice. Other opportunities range from $1,000 - $5,000
Devastating budget cuts leave schools without the resources students need to succeed. ClassWish is the only nonprofit that lets people contribute to fund any K-12 school or teacher in the country. We help educators and schools get the supplies they need for their students to excel.
Computer Recycling Center
Computer Recycling Center™ promotes the highest and best re-use of computer and electronic equipment, and recycles unusable items to keep them out of landfills. CRC donates computers to Computers & Education™ for use in public charity and community programs.
Computers For Learning
The CFL website https://www.ComputersForLearning.gov provides schools and educational nonprofit organizations with registration forms for requesting excess computer equipment. The excess computer equipment becomes available as federal agencies upgrade their existing computer equipment. Agencies report property to the GSAXcess® CFL module and schools will be able to view what is available in their geographical area.
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: 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 believes that every child deserves a technology-rich education that will provide them with the skills necessary to excel in the global economy. Every day, Digital Wish develops new online tools and promotions that empower teachers and their supporters to get new technology for their classrooms and enhance learning for our children. With your help, we can provide the resources our schools need to thrive.
Donors Choose is where school teachers post classroom project requests. Donors then browse project requests and give an amount they choose. Once a project reaches its funding goal, Donors Choose delivers the materials to the school.
Edinformatics – Education for the Information Age
Large grant databases and search tools
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.
The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!
This site is dedicated to helping educators locate every funding source available to them in the United States.
Enhancing Student Mathematics Learning through the Use of Tools and Technology Grants (Pre-K-12)
The purpose of this grant is to encourage the innovative use of technology and other tools to "help teachers and students visualize and concretize mathematics abstractions..." ( Principles to Actions ). When used appropriately, they can enhance other effective teaching and promote meaningful learning opportunities for students. For 2017-18, grants with a maximum of $3,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades Pre-K-12. Materials may include, but not be limited to, books, calculators, tablets, computers, or related equipment as well as professional development in the use of the designated tools and technology. The focus of the proposal should be on the mathematics being taught and innovative uses of the tools and technology. Proposals must include a plan for evaluating materials and the anticipated impact on students' learning. Applicants are encouraged to seek matching funds from internal and external sources.
Entergy Charitable Foundation
Eligibility: schools & communities Award: N/A Deadlines: Annually February 1, May 1, August 1 (must be submitted no later than one month prior to the deadline.) Thriving communities depend on self-sufficient, productive citizens. At Entergy, we believe that an essential element to healthy, thriving communities is creating an environment where every individual has basic reading and writing skills.
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.
Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant
Eligibility: K-12 schools Award: $500 Deadline: Annually March 31 The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers minigrants of $500 to schools and public libraries for programs that encourage literacy and creativity in children. Programs related to the work of Ezra Jack Keats are welcome, but not required.
Farmers Insurance and Thank America's Teachers
Farmers Insurance and Thank America's Teachers offers a way to show appreciation to America's teachers. Throughout the year, they will give away more than $1 million dollars in educational grants to teachers, supporting proposals and projects that can make a difference in the lives of students. This year, one-hundred and eighty teachers will receive $2,500 grants to fund their classroom projects, and six will be awarded $100,000 educational grants! To learn more about the program, thank a teacher, submit a proposal, or vote for a teacher click on the link.
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
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 is a directory of 100's of foundations and grantmakers. It is a must site that all grant seekers should visit!
From Failure to Promise k-12 Educators' Grant
Now, your school/organization has the opportunity to receive a $500 grant to create new and innovative ways to use the tenets of "From Failure to Promise: 360 Degrees", to motivate, energize, and catapult your K-12 students/youth to reach their full promise in literacy, math, science, or technology. To support educators, Dr. C. Moorer & Associates, Inc., will award several $500 mini grants in 2017 to community-based organizations, libraries or schools with creative ideas for adopting and using "From Failure to Promise" in their curriculum.
Fund For Teachers
Fund for Teachers provides grants to teachers that allow them to “pursue self-designed professional learning experiences.” Eligibility is open to PreK-12 teachers, who apply by submitting detailed descriptions of their proposed fellowships. Award:$5,000 - $10,000 for educator teams Application Begins: October 1, 2017
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.
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.
Global Teacher Prize
The Prize is open to currently working teachers who teach children that are in compulsory schooling, or are between the ages of five and eighteen. Teachers who continue to teach, even on a part-time basis are also eligible, as are teachers of online courses. The Prize is open to teachers in every kind of school and, subject to local laws, in every country in the world.
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.
The SPARK Grant-Finder Tool helps you locate funding for your Physical Education, After school, Early childhood or Coordinated School Health program. Grants can be used for curriculum, teacher training, or equipment.
Grants4Teachers is a complete online resource for information related to K-12 grants. Search for grants and sign up for their free weekly emailed newsletter for grant alerts.
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).
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.
Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal
Created to help empower people to be successful in gaining funds for projects
Eligibility: K-12 Award: N/A Deadline: N/A The Halliburton Foundation makes direct donations to U.S.-based elementary and secondary schools and colleges and universities. Grant requests are reviewed on a quarterly basis.
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.
Honda America Foundation
Eligibility: K-12 schools, districts Award: $20,000 - $60,000 Deadlines: Annually Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1, Nov 1 Grants are provided in the fields of youth education in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
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.
ITEEA Awards and Scholarships
ITEEA and its foundation, the Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators (FTEE), give awards, and scholarships to support the advancement of STEM through Technology and Engineering Education. The Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators (FTEE) was established in 1986 as a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, initiated a program of giving in 1993, in which awards are presented during the ITEEA Annual Conference. FTEE awards support programs that will: make our children technologically literate; transfer industrial and corporate research into our schools; produce models of excellence in STEM through Technology and Engineering teaching; create public awareness regarding the nature of technology and engineering education; and help technology and engineering teachers maintain a competitive edge in technology. Contribute to FTEE today.
Kids Need To Read
Eligibility: K-12 schools, libraries Award: In kind donations of books, periodicals, and literacy resources Deadline: Ongoing Kids Need to Read provides books, periodicals, and literacy resources to schools, libraries, and other organizations that administer literacy programs to children and adolescents.
Lawrence Foundation Education Grants
The foundation is focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes although our interests are fairly diverse and may lead us into other areas on an occasional basis. We make both program and operating grants and do not have any geographic restrictions on our grants. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or public schools and libraries are eligible for contributions or grants.
Lego Children's Fund
Eligibility: early education Award: $500 to $5,000 Deadline: Grants awarded quarterly, submit proposals by April 15, July 15, Oct 15, and Jan 15 The Foundation awards grants for specific, identifiable needs primarily in areas that support early childhood education and development that is directly related to creativity, and technology and communication projects that advance learning opportunities.
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Grant
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams™ are comprised of high school students, educators, and mentors that receive up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems of their own choosing. STEM educators from the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, and territories of the U.S. may apply.
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.
Lowes Community Partners Program
Lowe’s Community Partners grant program helps build better communities by providing monetary assistance to nonprofit organizations and municipalities looking for support of high-need projects such as: building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades as well as safety improvements. Grants range from $2,001 to $100,000. Grants can only be applied for during the cycle dates. It is during this time that a link for the application will be available.
Mary Pope Osborne's Gift of Books
Eligibility: Title 1 Schools - Grades 1-5 Award: Magic Tree House books and Fact Trackers Deadline: Rolling The Gift of Books program provides teachers at eligible schools with books and learning aids for their classrooms. Schools may request books for multiple classrooms within the school, as long as the participating teachers sign a letter of commitment to implement the projects in their classrooms.
McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Academic Enrichment Grants
The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The Foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them. The Academic Enrichment Grants provide funding for programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic and creative abilities of children from low-income households. The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation awards grants to individuals in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of $30,000 over three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met.
Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
Award: $500+ Deadline: Rolling The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation seeks to fund projects that directly serve or impact children living in urban poverty, particularly in the areas of education, childhood health, and family economic stability.
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.
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.
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 Council of Teachers of Mathematics Grants
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for each and every student through vision, leadership, professional development, and research.
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
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.
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.
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.
Pearson Instructional Resources
Find and identify Funds and Grants.
Project Learning Tree Greenworks Grants
Project Learning Tree offers GreenWorks! grants up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood’s environment.
Quality Science and Math Grant Programs
The Quality Science & Mathematics Grant Program (QSM) was established by R.S. 17:374 of the Louisiana Legislature in the summer of 1992 for the purpose of providing materials and equipment to MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS. The QSM program has funds to award approximately $162,000 in grants to eligible classroom teachers for the 2017-2018 school year. Deadline 11:59 PM on 09/11/2017 Central Time Zone
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.
Education World contributor Don Peek shares current education grants and be sure to sign up for the newsletter.
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.
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.
Snapdragon Book Foundation
Eligibility: K-12 schools Award: Varies Deadline: April 15 Annually The Snapdragon Book Foundation provides funds to improve school libraries for disadvantaged children.
Steps To Successful Grant Writing
This site provides detailed information on how to prepare a successful grant.
Education, the arts, public safety—these are just a few of the areas Target supports through their grants programs.
Tech & Learning
K-12 Grants Central is an educator’s resource to simplify the grant application process and improve the success of obtaining grants for their districts. The content includes a monthly update on tips for creating and submitting grant applications, links to educational grant offerings and useful online grant creation tools. An interactive calendar includes upcoming grant deadlines, and site goers can download it to their individual Outlook or Gmail calendars.
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 Mockingbird Foundation Grants
The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc. (“Mockingbird”) offers competitive grants to schools and nonprofit organizations that effect improvements in areas of importance to the Phish fan community. Our programmatic focus is music education for children, defined as follows:Music, Education & Children
The Ten Best Free Videos about Proposal Writing
Great free videos to help you get started writing grants
The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards
The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards promote the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, tablet, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom. We encourage you to apply for one of seven $5,500 awards. The Vernier Technology Awards will recognize and reward the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom.
Toshiba -Leading Innovation
Toshiba America Foundation is accepting applications from 6-12 science and math teachers for grants.
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education Discretionary Grant Application Packages for Currently Open Grant Competitions
Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program
With over $5 million in awarded grants, the Voya Unsung HeroesTM Awards Program has proven to be an A+ program with educators. The program's "alumni" have inspired success in the classroom and impacted countless numbers of students. Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of those are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000. The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.
Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program
The Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program enables our company to provide financial support to communities in one or more of our strategic areas of giving. Education with a focus on STEM Environmental Sustainability Community Safety and Vitality
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.
For more information regarding grantwriting please contact Sheryl Abshire at firstname.lastname@example.org