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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.

AACPS Grants Office --
This site provides the tools & services needed to turn grant ideas into reality. This website contains information on the many services and resources offered for grant seekers at AACPS.

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).

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.

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 & 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.

Centerpoint for Leaders --
Extensive listing of community foundations by region

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.

Computers for Learning --
This program donates surplus federal computer equipment to schools and educational non-profits, giving special consideration to those with the greatest need.

Conservation Grants Center --
A great place to find funding for your conservation, ecology, environment, and natural resource projects.

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.

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

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.

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.

Environmental Education on the Internet --
A resource for finding grant opportunities whose major component in environmental education.

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.

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!

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.

G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation and The Amborse Monell Foundation --
Voluntarily aiding and contributing to religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and educational uses and purposes, in New York, elsewhere in the United States and throughout the world.

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

Gateway --
The key to one-stop, any-stop access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet.

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.

Good360 --
Each year companies contribute newly manufactured products through Good360, formerly Gifts in Kind International, to a network of over 50,000 charities around the world.

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 Getting Page --
The Grant Getting Page is jam packed with hyperlinks to grant giving agencies and private foundations.

Grant Proposals --
A comprehensive site on proposal writing. Includes an overview, inquiry and cover letters, standard components of a proposal, a sample proposal, advice from funders, and more. Includes an excellent section on researching funding opportunities.

Grant Resources --
Great website with lots of links to resources

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

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 instrument for evaluating, and hence improving, 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 --
Provides professional consulting, materials and training for grant and proposal writing. Packed with free info and links to major funding sources.

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.

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.

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

International Society for Technology in Education --
The mission of ISTE is to help classroom teachers K-12 and administrators share effective methods for enhancing student learning through the use of new classroom technologies.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators --
List of grant resources .

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.

Milken Family Foundation for Education Technology --
The foundation is committed to strengthening the profession by recognizing and rewarding outstanding educators and by expanding their professional leadership and policy influence.

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.

National Technology Recycling Project --
A non-profit organization designed to help people recycle technology with a focus on computers and to support non-profit technology recycling organizations across the United States.

NCTM MET Awards, Grants, and Scholarships --
NCTM MET Awards, Grants, and Scholarships Available! The Mathematics Education Trust (MET) was established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) to fund special projects that enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics

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.

NWREL's Northwest EducationalTechnology Consortium --
This site provides access to information about educational technology grants and grant writing.

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 - Resource Sustainable Solutions --
The EarthSmart Grants help schools implement or maintain innovative projects that reduce waste and conserve resources. Every school year, schools are encouraged to apply for the grants to help fund various projects.

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.

Philanthropy News Network Online --
A nonprofit news and information resource site.

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.

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

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.

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.

Teachers Count --
Find a grant for your classroom or professional development.

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.

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

Toyota Foundation --
Education is the focus of Toyota's giving, with emphasis on primary and secondary schooling.

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.

Yahoo (grant-making foundations) --
List of grant funders

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

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