NEW - Open NowHillsborough Education Foundation's School & Classroom Enrichment Grants - The window is now open to apply for a School and Classroom Enrichment grant from Hillsborough Education Foundation for the 2020-2021 school year. Hillsborough Education Foundation uses an automated online grant application platform that allows teachers and principals to post school projects or programs to seek funding from HEF and the community. Hillsborough County Public Schools teachers and administrators may submit applications for consideration. Project requests must be at least $100 and cannot exceed $2,000. To apply, you must register using your district email address, then complete your project application(s). Once an application is submitted, it will go through a two-step approval process. The first step is for your principal to approve or deny the project via an automated email. Next, Hillsborough Education Foundation will review it. Once your application is approved, you will be contacted and the project will be posted to the public site. Please keep in mind that all funded projects must be completed by April 16, 2021 and the required online impact report and teacher thank you letter must be submitted into the system at that time. Student thank you letters and photos of the project are also encouraged.Deadline: Priority funding consideration ends September 24, 2020 for first round of funding; no applications will be accepted after March 13, 2021.Pets in the Classroom Grants - Pets in the Classroom is an educational grant program that provides financial support to teachers to purchase and maintain small animals in the classroom. The program was established by the Pet Care Trust to provide children with an opportunity to interact with pets—an experience that can help to shape their lives for years to come. They will begin accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year on August 1, 2020. If you have received an initial grant in any previous year, you will only be eligible to apply for a $50 Sustaining Grant for the upcoming school year. See the web site for more details.
National Agriculture in the Classroom: 2020 CHS Foundation Classroom Grant Application - CHS Foundation provides $500 grants each year to Pre-K-12 teachers who have classroom projects that use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies and more. Eligible projects include classroom and schoolyard gardens, embryology projects, aquaculture projects and agricultural literacy reading programs to name a few.
Deadline: September 15, 2020. Link: https://www.agclassroom.org/teacher/grants.cfm
American Chemistry Society: ChemClub Community Activities Grant - Community Activity Grants support chartered ACS ChemClubs in community interactions by service projects or improving science learning experiences. Chartered ChemClubs are eligible to receive up to $300. Community activities done in collaboration with ACS Local Sections, ACS Student Chapters, or other ChemClubs are eligible to receive up to $500.
Deadline: September 30, 2020. Link: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/grants/chemclub-community-grant.html
P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education: Teacher Art Grants - The P. Buckley Moss Teacher Grant program provides funding for art supplies for teachers. These grants are given annually and may be up to $1000.00 each. The purpose of the Teacher Grant is to support a new or evolving program that integrates the arts into education in the school classroom setting, with a special focus on those who learn differently.
Deadline: September 30, 2020. Link: http://mossfoundation.org/grants.htmlTampa Garden Club Community Growth Grant - Priorities for this grant include: stimulating an awareness and interest in the value of gardening; preserving our communities’ green space and natural resources; and educating the public on environmental and beautification concerns. Maximum Award: $1,000. Eligibility: non-profit 501(c)3 organizations, recognized civic associations, schools or faith-based organizations
Deadline: October 1, 2020 Link http://www.tampagardenclub.com/in-the-community/scholarships-grants/Florida Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Mini-Grant Application - Florida Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Classroom (FFB-AITC) is pleased to offer a Mini-Grant program for educators during the 2020-2021 school year. This FFB-AITC grant is a public/private partnership serving Pre-K – 12th grade education with a goal of helping to increase the understanding of agriculture among students and educators. The program is administered through Florida Farm Bureau, Florida’s oldest and largest general agricultural organization. Grants of up to $250 will be awarded for budgeted expenses to provide an original and creative activity or program.
Deadline: October 1, 2020. Link: https://floridafarmbureau.formstack.com/forms/mini_grant_2020Florida Humanities Council: Community Project Grants - Florida Humanities Community Project Grants provide financial support for projects that strengthen vibrant communities and cultures, promote civic engagement, spark thoughtful community dialogue, and reflect on the human experience in Florida. Projects should be bold, innovative, and potentially transformative to local communities. Typical projects supported can include, but are not limited to: interpretive exhibitions, outdoor heritage signage, community conversations, panel discussions following a performance or film screening, and oral history projects. Grants up to $5,000 are awarded. Deadline: October 14, 2020. Link: https://floridahumanities.org/grants/community-project-grants/
D’Addario Music Foundation Grants - The D’Addario Music Foundation awards grants and product donations to sustainable music instruction programs in order to improve access to music education. Supported programs include those that bring music back into communities and schools, and gets kids playing as early and as frequently as possible. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and schools are eligible to apply. All new applicants are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry online as their first step. Returning applicants must submit applications online.
Deadline: April 17 and September 30, annually.
Classics for Kids Foundation - Classics for Kids Foundation works to empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high-quality instruments. The foundation strengthens string programs through their matching grants, which encourage partnership and local philanthropy. Schools and nonprofit organizations seeking fine instruments for their programs that can show evidence of need and commitment to raising matching funds are eligible to apply. The foundation offers matching grants only, whereby schools and nonprofit organizations raise at least half the funds to purchase the requested number of instruments, using a provider authorized by the foundation or, after discussion with the foundation, an alternate provider of instruments of similar quality. Applicants have one year from the date of application to raise matching funds. Only programs that serve children in kindergarten through grade 12 are eligible for grants. Lists of current projects and partner schools or community music programs that have obtained stringed instruments through Classics for Kids Foundation are provided on the website. There also is guidance for starting a stringed instrumental program, including program ideas and a sample budget.
Applications are due March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31, annually.
The Lawrence Foundation - This foundation gives grants to environmental, disaster relief, human services, and other programs. Eligible organizations include public schools, libraries, and nonprofits that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grants typically range from $5,000-$10,000.
Deadlines: October 31 and April 30 each year.
Tampa Bay Water: Source Water Protection Mini-Grant Program - Tampa Bay Water offers the Source Water Protection Mini-Grant Program with $30,000 in grant money available to help fund projects and events by local community groups, non-profit groups, schools and universities. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000 for activities that help protect regional drinking water sources and the ecosystem.
Deadline: 5 p.m. on November 15, 2020.
Year-Round Grant ApplicationsBristol-Myers Squibb Foundation - The foundation is interested in improving Science Education. Because today’s students will discover tomorrow’s medicines, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation is committed to improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies in schools and community organizations.Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round. Link:https://www.bms.com/about-us/responsibility/supporting-our-communities.html
Oriental Trading Company Education Grant - The Oriental Trading Company makes grants in the areas of education, youth, health care, and human services. Preference is given to programs that serve to improve the lives of children and youth, with an emphasis on education and youth programs dedicated to improving or providing health care and human services. Awards vary.
Deadline: Anytime throughout the year. Link: https://orientaltrading.requestitem.com/
Leonardo DRS - The Leonardo DRS Corporate Social Responsibility program supports local and national organizations whose main objective is to help our wounded warriors, their families and caregivers who have sacrificed for our country. One focus of the organization is improving the education of military children. Deadline: Anytime throughout the year. Link: https://www.leonardodrs.com/about-us/in-the-community/giving-back/
Florida Kiwanis Foundation Mini-grants - The Florida Kiwanis Foundation is dedicated to supporting the youth of Florida. Mini-grants are awarded to organizations in Kiwanis, Florida, that express an urgent need for funds. The foundation’s primary focus is on projects that enhance the lives of young children and youth in the community. Mini-grants are intended to supplement funds and other resources secured by the applying club. Priority is given to smaller clubs with limited service budgets. Grants up to $750 are awarded. Deadline: Anytime throughout the year. Link: http://floridakiwanisfoundation.org/?page_id=26
Florida Blue Foundation Build Healthy, Strong Communities: Education and Literacy - Build Healthy, Strong Communities encompasses applications for programs and support related to improving education and literacy, especially for children from birth through five; health and human services; arts and culture; and community development. In the category of education and literacy, the foundation seeks programs that provide educational and other services that improve literacy or positively impact public and private schools in the communities Florida Blue serves. Eligible applicants are Florida nonprofit organizations. Priority is given to programs that support minorities, prekindergarten through grade 12 schools, and higher education institutions. Applications must be submitted online.
Deadline: Anytime throughout the year
Westinghouse N-Visioning a Brighter Future School Grant Program - This grant is awarded to schools and teachers who want their students to learn more about STEM through a hands-on project. Ideas are limited only by your imagination!
Donors Choose - Teachers and students all over the U.S. need your help to bring their classroom dreams to life. Get crayons, books, telescopes, field trips, and more for a classroom today. Sign up for donors choose, promote your project, and donors choose will order and ship the items needed to your school once they get funding.
Link: https://www.donorschoose.org/teachersPublix Community Giving - Publix supports organizations that focus on youth, education, reducing hunger, and alleviating homelessness in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. Donations for school clubs and teams will be made payable to your qualified school, not to booster clubs. Please be sure that your school is registered, and that you apply on behalf of the school when making these requests.
Deadline: Requests may be submitted at any time. Please submit at least four weeks prior to the date by which support is needed.
Wish You Well Foundation - The Wish You Well Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that promote family literacy in the United States. The focus of the Foundation is on the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Grants generally range from $200 to $10,000. Requests should align with the Wish You Well Foundation’s mission: "Supporting family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs."
Deadline: Currently not accepting any new requests after July 31, 2020.
Ross Store-Based Giving - The Ross Store-Based Giving Program provides support – primarily in the form of gift cards – to federal tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations, schools, and government programs serving a community within 25 miles of a Ross Dress for Less or dd’s DISCOUNTS Store. The charitable mission of Ross is to create brighter futures by building academic achievement and life skills in economically disadvantaged youth, ages 3-24.
H2O for Life Project Minigrants - The mission of H2O for Life is to improve local and global communities by engaging students as change-makers for a better world. Minigrants are intended to kick-start service-learning projects focused on the global water crisis and to benefit partner schools. Grants may be used for service-learning project expenses. Eligible applicants are teachers, students, and administrators in US prekindergarten through grade 12 schools. Applications must be submitted using the online system. Awards range from $250 to $500.
Alternative Fuel Foundation - Green Education Program grants are available for educational institutions to aid in the development of programs that promote renewable energy, environmental sustainability, and earth stewardship. There is a preference for funding requests that promote the awareness and use of alternative fuels or promote the concept of sustainability. Projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit will be favored. Please note the grant money cannot be used to pay for memorials, stipends, salaries, artists in residence, field trips, scholarships, or third party funding. Only 10% of any award granted can be used toward outside resources such as labor, installation, consultation and delivery. Typical grants range from $250-$500.
WeAreTeachers.com - WeAreTeachers was founded with the mission to connect educators with the resources they need to be successful inside as well as outside the classroom. Whether it's offering financial resources through grants and contests, providing inspiration with teacher-created lesson plans or empowering teachers with professional development opportunities, they strive to be a source of innovation and ideas for educators so that they can, in turn, inspire learners. Multiple grants and contests for teachers are available on their website.
Deadline: Rolling - Each contest's deadline is provided on the website.
Link: http://www.weareteachers.com/grants-contestsCVS/Caremark - Sometimes something as simple as a gift card can go a long way. Qualifying community-based organizations can apply for a CVS/pharmacy gift card of up to $50 that can be used for items like school supplies, personal care items, water and sunscreen.
Deadline: Rolling Link:https://cvshealthgiftcard.versaic.com/loginThe Fruit Tree Planting Foundation - Grants are available to creates outdoor edible orchard classrooms at public schools of all levels, across the country, to provide generations of students with environmental education. FTPF ideally seeks schools that can accommodate at least 20-25 trees on school grounds (at 15 ft. intervals) near existing irrigation sources (e.g. spigot or sprinklers). The trees, materials, orchard installation design work, and onsite environmental curriculum with students are all donated, free of charge for the benefit of the school and its students.
The PNC Foundation - supports a variety of nonprofit organizations with a special emphasis on those that work to achieve sustainability and touch a diverse population, in particular, those that support early childhood education. PNC and the PNC Foundation have long histories of strengthening and enriching the lives of our neighbors in communities in which we live and work. For decades, we have provided resources to seed ideas, foster development initiatives and encourage leadership in nonprofit organizations where imagination and determination are at work enhancing people's lives every day. To build on this commitment, PNC developed PNC Grow Up Great, a 10-year, $100 million initiative to help improve the school readiness of millions of children from birth to age five. As part of this initiative, the PNC Foundation has earmarked funds for grants to nonprofit organizations which work to directly improve children's school readiness by providing support in one of the following key areas: math, science, and the arts. By focusing our support in these critical areas, we hope to achieve greater results in school readiness, which will yield stronger, smarter and healthier children, families and communities. The PNC Foundation conducts all philanthropic giving regionally. Please address all inquiries and grant proposals directly to the local PNC representative listed for your particular region, as shown on https://www.pnc.com/en/about-pnc/corporate-responsibility/philanthropy/pnc-foundation.html.
Deadline: RollingBarnes and Noble - Barnes and Noble booksellers is considering requests for sponsorship from nonprofit organizations that focus on art, literacy, or education (K-12). Applicants must have a plan for promoting the program with Barnes and Noble and must be willing to work with the local stores on in-store programming. For donation and sponsorship requests, submit your proposal to the community business development manager or store manager at your local Barnes & Noble store. Maximum Award: Varies. Eligibility: nonprofits that focus on art, literacy, or education (K-12).
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio - The ARRL Foundation provides grants to organizations that promote Amateur Radio and its activities, especially to young people. Special emphasis is placed on introducing young people to electronics and helping them earn and FCC-issued Amateur Radio license. Grant awards generally range from $1,000 to $3,000 and are not renewable.
Applications accepted year-round.
Adopt-A-Classroom Grants - Organization: Adopt-a-Classroom. Teachers who register at the Adopt-a-Classroom web site can be adopted by an individual, a business, or a foundation.
There are no deadlines.
Vulcan Materials Company Foundation Education Grants and School Partnerships - Vulcan Materials Company Foundation supports public schools and institutions of higher education in the communities in which it operates. The foundation partners with public elementary and secondary schools in its operating communities to improve educational programs, and to date has adopted 276 schools. The foundation is also interested in efforts to encourage elementary and secondary school students to develop interests in mathematics, science, and business. The foundation also considers proposals from institutions of higher education that focus on science and engineering or improving public education. Priority is given to proposals that directly affect the outcome of the educational process, such as scholarships, science, and technology programs. Eligible applicants are public charities and units of government, such as public schools.
Applications are accepted year-round.
Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund: Education, Youth, and Development Grants - The Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund makes grants in the areas of education, child development and welfare, and the environment and conservation. Examples of previously funded programs include expanding music education for students in kindergarten through grade 12 and promoting professional development for music teachers; hands-on botanical and art museum experiences for children who are underserved; and employment and leadership support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Within the area of education, priority is given to public and private higher education institutions, adult education programs, youth development programs, scholarship and fellowship programs, and education-related organizations. Under the child welfare priority, funding is given to child development programs and organizations, and community organizations that provide youth-oriented programs. Awards vary.
Applications are accepted year-round.
Sony Grant - Sony focuses the majority of its charitable giving on art, culture, technology and the environment, with a particular emphasis on education in each of those areas. While support in other areas may also be considered, the Company seeks to apply its financial, technological and human resources to the encouragement of the creative, artistic, technical and scientific skills required of tomorrow's workforce.
USA Track & Field Foundation Youth Club Grant - The USA Track & Field Foundation encourages youth track clubs and programs from all areas of the United States to apply for financial assistance. The Foundation favors the use of grant money to expand existing youth programs/clubs, to provide additional competitive opportunities for children and to enhance the experience for all participants. USA Track & Field Foundation Youth Club Grants provide funding for equipment, uniforms, meet fees, travel, facility rental, staff and volunteer training, and outreach activities. Applications for a Youth Club Grant will be accepted throughout the year and grants will be awarded in February.
Lockheed Martin STEM Grant - Lockheed Martin is committed to a program of philanthropy that supports the Corporation’s strategic business goals, primarily in the focus areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and military and veteran causes. Grants must align with one or more of Lockheed Martin’s strategic focus areas: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and military and veteran causes, or provide support to address the needs of the communities where our employees live and work.
Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round
Deadlines that Vary by LocationTD Bank Charitable Foundation Grant - The TD Charitable Foundation provides financial support through its grant application process to organizations providing services in these areas of focus: affordable housing, economic development, human services, neighborhood revitalization, and financial health. Special consideration is given to programs that support low- to moderate-income individuals by providing services, training, or education that improves the quality of life and provides opportunities for advancement. Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, public schools, and local government entities. Interested applicants should apply on a state level. Applications must be submitted online. Grants of $5,000 and greater are awarded.
Deadlines vary by state.
Bonnie Plants 3rd grade Cabbage Program - 3rd grade teachers can submit registration for their class to get free cabbage plants, which will be delivered from the closest Bonnie Plants growing station to your classroom. Home school groups can also register for plants. Start the registration process by filling in your zip code. This will locate the closest growing station and provide you with deadlines and delivery times for your area. After you register for plants, you’ll be contacted by a Bonnie Plants representative from the growing station near you.
Deadline: Program currently on hold due to COVID-19. Will resume in 2021.
International Paper Company and Foundation Grant - They provide grants that align with their 4 signature causes in an area where their company is located. 1. Education: The future of our communities depends on the children, and therefore, they support strategic partners that focus on helping children succeed via a comprehensive approach to education. Literacy, particularly from birth through 3rd grade, is our primary focus because reading skills form the foundation for all childhood learning. 2. Hunger: They work with food banks and other agencies to address hunger and food security for children, families and seniors. These organizations provide meals, access to healthy foods and other programs in the communities where our employees live and work. 3. Health & Wellness: They engage their employees and work with agencies to promote healthy living habits and achieve measurable improvements in health and wellness. 4. Disaster Relief: They partner with agencies to help communities prepare for and to recover from natural disasters, and they use their Employee Relief Fund to support their affected Colleagues.
Deadline: Deadlines vary by IP location.
Multiple Deadlines Throughout the YearCaptain Planet Foundation. Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation which is to: give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live. Funding is designed to encourage innovative initiatives that inspire and empower children and youth around the world as they work individually and collectively creating environmental solutions in their homes, schools and communities. Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation are intended to: Provide hands-on environmental stewardship opportunities for youth; Serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education in schools; Have real environmental outcomes; and Inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities. They offer four different grant types which provide both material and monetary support. ecoSTEM Resource Kits are curated material and activity kits organized by environmental theme (i.e. Renewable Energy, Water Quality, PolliNation, and Earth Soil & Decomposition). They are perfect for teachers just getting started with project-based learning or who are new to using the environment as context for learning. ecoTech Grants support projects that leverage technology to achieve greater or innovative environmental outcomes (this does not include simply adding iPads, tablets, or other devices to a project). This is available as cash grants up to $2,500, these grants support the purchase of materials and other direct expenses required to implement the project. ecoSolution Grants are CPF’s broadest category of monetary support for youth-led environmental projects. Available as cash grants for $500-$2,500, these grants support purchase of materials and other expenses required to implement the project.
Deadlines: ecoSTEM Kits application periods September 15th-January 15th and March 15th- July 15th, ecoSolution Grant application periods September 15th-January 15th and March 15th- July 15th, and ecoTech Grant application periods September 15th-January 15th and March 15th- July 15th.
InterConnection Computer Grant. InterConnection.org offers used desktops and laptops to provide technology training, health care, education, and job training to underserved populations. Interested applicants may request up to 10 computers. Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that deliver services to underserved communities. Applicants must provide shipping costs for the computers. Applications must be submitted online.
Deadline: Applications are due February 28, May 31, August 31, and November 30, annually.
Toshiba America Grant Program for 6-12 Science and Mathematics Educators. ~Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. The foundation seeks to support teachers by providing funds to support classroom projects. The foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms. Successful projects tap into the natural curiosity of students, enable students to frame their own scientific questions, and incorporate the expertise of community partners. Applications must be for project-based learning. Sixth to 12th grade teachers are invited to apply on-line for a Toshiba America Foundation grant of up to $5,000 and more than $5,000 to help bring an innovative STEM project into their own classroom.
Deadline: Requests for grants less than $5,000 are due March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1, annually. Requests for grants of more than $5,000 are due May 1 and November 1, annually.
Link: http://www.toshiba.com/taf/612.jspAmerican Honda Foundation Grant. The American Honda Foundation supports youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment, job training and literacy. Their aim is to seek out those programs and organizations with a well-defined sense of purpose, demonstrated commitment to making the best use of available resources and a reputation for accomplishing their objectives. Grants range from $20,000 to $75,000. An organization can only submit one application in a 12-month period. HCPS has an applicant who is submitting this grant for the February 1, 2021 deadline. HCPS will not be eligible to have another applicant submit an application for this grant until February 1, 2021. If you are interested in applying for this grant you must contact the grants office prior to submission.
Deadline: New organizations (those that have never received funding from AHF) can apply for either the February 1 or the August 1 deadline date. The May 1 deadline date is reserved for returning organizations only (those funded at least once in the last 10 years).
Link: https://www.honda.com/community/applying-for-a-grantNEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants. Learning & Leadership Grants support National Education Association (NEA) members who are public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: 1) Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes, conferences, or action research; or 2) Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff. ~The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study. All $5,000 group grant applicants must include partner information. All professional development must improve practice, curriculum, and student achievement. "One-shot" professional growth experiences, such as attending a national conference or engaging a professional speaker, are discouraged. Decisions regarding the content of the professional growth activities must be based upon an assessment of student work undertaken with colleagues, and must be integrated into the institutional planning process. Grant funds may be used for fees, travel expenses, books, or other materials that enable applicants to learn subject matter, instructional approaches, and skills. Recipients are required to exercise professional leadership by sharing their new learning with their colleagues. Important: Unless you designate your school or the district as the fiscal agent at the time of application, any grant funds you are awarded will be considered personal income by the IRS and you will have to pay taxes on it. Be sure to read the NEA's website regarding fiscal agents before you apply. Applications are reviewed three times per year, every year.
Deadline: NEA is not currently accepting applications for this program
Link: http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/learning-leadership-grants/NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grant. The NEA Foundation provides grants of either $2,000 or $5,000 to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students' habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Grant funds may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology, or scholars-in-residence. Although some funds may be used to support the professional development necessary to implement the project, the majority of grant funds must be spent on materials or educational experiences for students. Important: Unless you designate your school or the district as the fiscal agent at the time of application, any grant funds you are awarded will be considered personal income by the IRS and you will have to pay taxes on it. Be sure to read the NEA's website regarding fiscal agents before you apply. Applications may be submitted at any time. Applications are reviewed three times per year, every year.
Deadline: NEA is not currently accepting applications for this program
Link: http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/nea-student-achievement-grants/The Frederick and Florence Bauder Endowment for the Support of Physics Teaching. The Frederick and Florence Bauder Endowment for the Support of Physics Teaching (Bauder Fund) was established to support special activities in the area of physics teaching. The Bauder Fund will consider applications that request funds for: Providing grants for the development and distribution of innovative apparatus for physics teaching; Providing funds to obtain and or build and support traveling exhibits of apparatus; or Providing funds for local workshops. Up to $2,500 to fund local workshops for teachers who spread the use of demonstration and laboratory equipment. The Bauder fund will support purchase of supplies for workshops, liability insurance for workshops and demonstration programs. Dissemination of results of the activity is expected. Suitable methods are talks or posters presented at state or national AAPT meetings, articles written for the AAPTeNNOUNCER, forThe Physics Teacher, or the American Journal of Physics. Only AAPT members may apply.
Deadline: July 1 & December 1 each year.
Link: http://www.aapt.org/Programs/grants/bauderfund.cfmKinder Morgan Foundation. The Kinder Morgan Foundation believes that today's youth are tomorrow's leaders, and our mission is to provide them with opportunities to learn and grow. Our goal is to help today's science, math and music students become the engineers, educators and musicians who will support our diverse communities for many years to come. To accomplish this goal, we fund programs that promote the academic and artistic interests of young people in the many cities and towns across North America where Kinder Morgan operates. Focus areas include: Academic programs, including tutoring; arts education programs; and environmental education programs that meet curriculum standards. Grant amounts range from $5,000 to $20,000.
Deadline: 1st of February, May, August, and November.
Link: http://www.kindermorgan.com/pages/community/km_foundation_guidelines.aspxDart Foundation. The mission of the Dart Foundation is to advance and encourage youth education, primarily in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We also support projects that strengthen and improve the quality of life in numerous identified communities. The Dart Foundation considers requests from public schools and 501(c)3 organizations for projects that support K-12 Public Education, with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); and Community Services, especially those that serve youth, or meet basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing and health services. Dart Foundation grants are intended to support public K-12 teachers and schools in their efforts to provide innovative instructional programs. While we may consider non-STEM projects, strong preference will be given to those that are designed to increase student interest, academic achievement, and career awareness in STEM fields. Grants between $2,000 and $5,000 are awarded to schools in the immediate vicinity of the communities listed on the website. Dart Foundation generally makes grants to schools that have been invited to apply; they suggest that you contact them if you are uncertain if your school is eligible.
Deadline: Due to COVID-19, the Dart Foundation is not currently accepting applications from any grantees. Please check the link for updates.
Link: http://www.dartfoundation.org/grants/Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation Grants. The primary focus of the Kazanjian Foundation is to increase economic literacy. The Foundation is looking for innovative grant proposals in four areas: 1. Updating existing widely used curriculum; 2. Creating innovative curriculum or program; 3. Generating Excitement or Demand for economic education; and 4. Research.
Deadline: Applications are due March 10 and September 10, annually.
Link: https://www.kazanjian.org/grantsFresh Films and SUBWAY Tech Grants. Fresh Films partners with SUBWAY to award Tech Grants for supporting technology in the classroom. Funding may be used toward purchase of any technology equipment; software; or supplies, including 3D printers, tablets, computers, green screens, and high-tech biology supplies. Applicants must demonstrate a need for the technology and provide the percentage of students receiving free and reduced-price lunches at school. Eligible applicants are teachers and principals in US kindergarten through grade 12 schools. Applications must be submitted using the online system.
Deadline: Applications will reopen in Fall 2020.
January DeadlinesFlorida Agriculture in the Classroom: School Garden Grants. The $500 grants are meant to supplement FAITC’s Gardening for Grades, Gardening for Nutrition and STEMming Up Gardening, three books that take Florida teachers through the process of developing a school garden, and includes lessons to help teachers use the garden to teach health, science, language arts, math, technology, engineering and other subjects. The grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who meet all of the grant requirements. Please note multiple teachers from the same school cannot apply for the grant, only one grant recipient per school. Due to COVID-19 and the unknowns in school this fall FAITC is opening their grant applications January 1, 2021. See the foundation's web site for more details. Link: https://faitc.org/school-garden-grants/Florida Agriculture in the Classroom: Teacher Grants. The grant is open to general education and agriscience teachers in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who want to use agricultural concepts to teach core subject areas. The deadline for applications will be January 31, but we will only be accepting the first 40 complete applications. Be sure to read the PowerPoint and Guidelines for helpful hints on completing the application correctly. The guidelines may have changed slightly, so make sure you read them carefully. Florida Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher Grant program strives to fund classroom projects that teach Florida school children about the importance of agriculture and introduce them to agricultural producers and representatives in their areas. Due to COVID-19 and the unknowns in school this fall FAITC is opening their grant applications January 1, 2021. See the foundation's web site for more details. Link: https://faitc.org/teacher-grants/Allen Foundation. The Allen Foundation supports education nutrition programs, with priority given to training programs for children and young adults to improve their health and development. The connections between diet and health remain a basic and primary priority, and consideration has always been given to projects that benefit nutritional programs in the areas of education, training, and research. Applications accepted until January 15th and proposals received after this date will be considered for review the following year. Award amounts vary, based on the scope of the project. http://www.allenfoundation.orgAIAA Foundation Classroom Grant. The AIAA Foundation believes that one of the most significant means to inspire and advance the future of Aerospace is to fund grants to meet the unmet and unfunded educational need of students. Each school year, AIAA awards grants of up to $500 to worthy projects that significantly influence student learning. A clear connection to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) with an emphasis on Aerospace must be included in the grant proposal. Applicants must be a K-12 classroom teacher and must be current AIAA Educator Associate members prior to receiving this grant. Funding will be considered for the following materials: Classroom STEM demonstration kits; Classroom STEM supplies; K-12 STEM software; Math manipulative materials; Parts and supplies for making flying objects; and Parts and supplies for robotics programs. Deadline: January 15, 2021. Link: https://www.aiaa.org/classroomgrants/Cultural Assets Program Special Events Partnership Grant. The Special Events Partnership Grant is designed to strengthen and promote cultural assets through growing and supporting arts and cultural events that encourage place-making and community-building outcomes aligned with Hillsborough County’s economic and community prosperity goals. These events should communicate the authentic County story, activate public spaces, enrich the lives of residents, and leverage private sector financial support while aligning to economic development objectives of achieving greater patron spending and maximizing visitation to our market. Match funds required. Deadline: January 31, 2021. Link: https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/businesses/business-community/grants/action-folder/apply-for-special-events-partnership-grantDollar General Literacy Foundation. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and libraries that offer literacy programs in communities served by Dollar General in 44 states. The Foundation provides support through the following grant programs: Adult Literacy Grants support nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to adults in need of literacy assistance. Family Literacy Grants support family literacy service providers that combine parent and youth literacy instruction. Summer Reading Grants help nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries with the implementation or expansion of summer reading programs for students who are new readers, below grade level readers, or readers with learning disabilities. In addition, Youth Literacy Grants support nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries that work to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Visit the Foundation’s website to access guidelines for each grant program. Applications should open in January 2021. Link: https://www.dgliteracy.org/
February DeadlinesThe Ray Charles Foundation. The mission of the Ray Charles Foundation makes grants in the areas of academic services in the arts and sciences, hearing disorders, and community development. The foundation supports the empowerment of young people through education. Applications must be submitted by postal mail. Deadline: Applications are usually accepted January 1 through February 28, annually but due to COVID they are not accepting applications this year. Please check the link for more information. Link: http://theraycharlesfoundation.org/grants/American Association of School Librarians Inspire Collection Development Grants. The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) presents Inspire Collection Development Grants that are intended for schools to extend, update, and diversify their collections. Updates may include books in various formats, software, and online subscriptions. Eligible applicants are public grades 5 through 12 schools in the United States. ALA/AASL membership is not required. Schools must have an existing campus library and one staff position held by a certified school librarian. Applications must be submitted using the online system. At least four grants of up to $5,000 each are awarded. Deadline: Applications are accepted September 1, 2019, through February 1, annually. Link: http://www.ala.org/aasl/awards/inspire/collection
March DeadlinesTrueValue Foundation Painting a Brighter Future Grant. True Value Foundation provides 20-gallon paint grants through the Painting a Brighter Future program. Over 1,600 schools and Boys & Girls Clubs across the country have been awarded paint since the program’s inception in 2009, covering nearly 20 million square feet of learning space. The grant also includes up to $50 of True Value paint accessories. Deadline: March 6, 2021. Link: https://www.truevaluecompany.com/About-Us/True-Value-Foundation/Painting-a-Brighter-FutureEzra Jack Keats Foundation. The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation created a funding initiative called Mini-grants, through which awards of $500 are given to public schools, public libraries, and preschool Head Start programs for projects that foster creative expression, working together and interaction with a diverse community. They also represent an opportunity for educators to create special activities outside the standard curriculum and make time to encourage their students. EJK Mini-grants are designed to make the most of the time teachers and librarians spend with their students in an innovative, imaginative and inspiring program. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on March 31 each year. http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/section/ezra-jack-keats-mini-grant-program-for-public-libraries-public-schools/North American Native Fishes Association Gerald C. Corcoran Education Grant. The North American Native Fishes Association (NANFA) supports projects to educate the general public about native North American fishes and their environment. Project categories include: producing and distributing educational materials such as books, brochures, posters, displays, video, and internet resources; stream surveys with public education as a primary goal; public lectures; nature center displays; school materials and displays; field and laboratory supplies; and teacher training workshops. Eligible applicants are teachers, nature center workers, and educational outreach coordinators. Applicants must be members of the NANFA, and $30 annual dues for nonmembers may be submitted with a proposal. Applications must be submitted by email. Grants up to $1,000 are awarded. Deadline: Applications are due March 31, annually. Link: http://nanfa.org/corcoran.shtml
April DeadlinesInitial Teaching Alphabet Foundation Grant. Foundation provides grants to non-profit organizations committed to advancing education through the use of the ITA phonemic alphabet. Our goal is to provide monetary and technical support to schools and agencies that are dedicated to: prevention of reading failure in young children at-risk of dyslexia; remediation of reading disabilities/dyslexia in children, adolescents, and adults; and helping English Learners master the pronunciation, reading, and writing of English. Deadline: Letters of intent are due April 1, 2021. Link: http://itafoundation.org/grants/Supervalu (UNIFI) Foundation Dietary Health and Nutrition Education Grants. The Supervalu Foundation supports organizations that promote education in nutrition and healthy lifestyles through. The foundation provides program-specific and general operating support for the purpose of delivering services to individuals and families in the communities Supervalu calls home. Awards vary. Deadline: April 2, 2021. Link: https://www.unfifoundation.org/Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators: Amber Brown Grant. The Amber Brown Grant commemorates author and beloved school speaker, Paula Danziger. One school is awarded each year with an author or illustrator visit and new books to continue Paula’s love of connecting children with creative influences. The school will receive an all-expense-paid visit by a well-respected children’s author or illustrator. The chosen school will also receive a $250 stipend to create a memorable day and $250 worth of books by the visiting author/illustrator. Deadline: Applications must be submitted from November 1 – April 15, annually. Link: https://www.scbwi.org/awards/grants/amber-brown-grant/
May DeadlinesFlorida Council of Teachers of Mathematics. FCTM will award up to four mini-grants of up to $500 for projects to improve mathematics education in the State of Florida. The Board is looking for high quality projects which will improve mathematics education at any grade level (Pre-K – Post Secondary). Projects which have been funded in the past include writing guidelines for competitions at the elementary level, developing monthly activities for each grade level in an elementary school, organizing community resources, etc. Project ideas will be judged on originality, uniqueness, and the potential impact on teachers and students. Any FCTM member with four years of experience in the State of Florida may apply. The deadline for applications is May 1st. Link: https://fctm.net/what-we-do/grants-and-awards/Fred and Jean Allegretti Foundation Education Grant. The Fred and Jean Allegretti Foundation makes grants to organizations that support the health and well-being of children, adults, the elderly, and the physically challenged. The foundation focuses its grant making on humanitarian support, medical treatment, housing, education, and the arts. Grants are intended for general operating support and specific programs. Previous grants were used to fund preparatory high schools, education foundations, and programs for women and girls. ~Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations in Colorado or Florida. Interested applicants must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI); selected applicants are then invited to submit a full proposal. LOIs should include a project description, amount requested, program area, and program location. LOIs should be submitted online. Deadline: Letters of Intent are accepted November 1 through May 31, annually. Link: http://allegrettifoundation.org/applyonline.html
Sharon Gewirtz Kids to Concerts Fund. The Sharon Gewirtz Kids to Concerts Fund provides small grants (up to $1,000) to provide the opportunity for middle school strings students to attend live, high-level performances of classical music, receive mentoring from accomplished classical musicians, or participate in other related programming. Grants are open to schools and nonprofit music programs throughout the United States, and eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need to be considered. Grants are awarded one time, annually, and are made on a one-time basis. String education must be the key component of any music program requesting a grant. Deadline: June 30th, annually. Link: https://sites.google.com/site/gewirtzkidstoconcerts/
October DeadlinesE2 Energy to Educate Grants. Through the E2 Energy to Educate grant program, Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. offers grades 6 through 12 and college students opportunities to problem-solve today’s and tomorrow’s energy challenges. Grants fund projects designed to enhance students’ understanding of science and technology and to inspire them to think differently about energy. Successful projects should be hands-on, engage at least 100 students, and align with one of three energy knowledge and innovation focus areas: 1. Energy in Transportation: what the future of transportation will look like with new technology, 2. Backyard Generation: how decentralized energy generation is improving efficiency and resilience, and 3. Zero Waste: how to harness energy that would otherwise be wasted. Applications must be submitted online. Deadline: Applications are due October 1, annually. Link: https://www.constellation.com/community/e2-energy-to-educate.htmlFlorida Association for Water Quality E2 Grant. The FAWQC E2 Fund was established to promote environmental education. FAWQC awards grants for environmental projects at Florida schools, civic or community organizations and awards prizes at Florida science fairs. Project budget should not exceed $1,000. Deadline: October 15, 2020. Link: http://fawqc.com/environmental-education-fund/STEAM Educator Grants. The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) offers STEAM Educator Grants that support science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) activities; innovation; and classroom excellence. Grants may be used for supplies, materials, field trips, and other resources that enhance STEAM teaching and learning. Eligible applicants are public and private high school teachers in the United States and US Territories. Educators must be NSHSS members to apply. Applications must be submitted using the online system. Deadline: Applications Open Fall 2020. Link: https://www.nshss.org/educators/grants/American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Central Florida Section. Each year the Central Florida Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) provides grants to elementary and middle schools in Central Florida to assist in projects which will enhance the study of math and science. This is done to teach children early about the fundamentals, joys, and possibilities in the fields of math and science and to encourage students who have the potential to become engineers in the future. Grant requests should provide for the cost of equipment, supplies and other expenses which are needed to complete a well thought-out project. The goal is to provide educational opportunities which would otherwise not take place. The school receiving the grant must be located in Central Florida between latitudes 27° N and 29° N. Grants range from $300 to $2000. Grant requests will be judged on originality, benefits versus cost, implementation plan, number of participants, life of the equipment and value to the students. Deadline: October 15, 2020. Link: https://aiche-cf.org/content.php?page=GrantsStateFarm Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grants. Organization: State Farm Companies Foundation. Eligibility: K-12 schools. Value: Varies. The State Farm Companies Foundation support efforts to provide all children with an education that will allow them to reach their greatest potential and prepare them to participate in a nation and economy that continues as a global leader. They fund three types of grants for K-12 public schools: Teacher Development, Service-Learning and Systemic Improvement. See website for application window. See the foundation's web site for more details. https://www.statefarm.com/about-us/community-involvement/community-grants/good-neighbor-citizenship-grants
November DeadlinesArt Teacher Incentive Grants Sponsored by National Art Education Foundation. ~Teacher Incentive Grants are given to projects that promote the teaching of art. Eligible projects may address instructional process, curriculum, student learning, student assessment, classroom behavior, management, discipline, or other practices relating to instructional interaction and the achievement of student learning. To apply for a grant, art educators must be members of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) for at least one year prior to the date of the application. Eligible applicants are typically teachers of students in kindergarten through grade 12 and undergraduate programs in higher education in public and private schools. They will be switching to an online application system. Deadline: November 2, 2020. Link: https://www.arteducators.org/opportunities/national-art-education-foundationAnnie’s Grants for Gardens. Annie's Homegrown, Inc. offers grants to schools and educational programs to build school gardens. Since 2008, Annie’s has helped fund more than 400 school gardens. Eligible programs must be associated with kindergarten through grade 12 schools within the United States and must focus on connecting children to real food. Funds may be used to buy gardening tools, seeds, or other needed supplies. The online grant application form is available on the website. Applicants have two different garden types to choose from: (1) the getting started garden, which provides funding for a brand-new school garden program; or (2) the digging deeper garden, which provides funding to deepen an existing school garden program. Eligible applicants are kindergarten through grade 12 public, private, and charter schools and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. All grant recipients are required to send photos and fill out an evaluation form six months after receiving the grant. Deadline: Applications are accepted August 12 through November 1, 2020. Link: https://www.annies.com/grants-for-gardens/National FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grant. A limited number of grants of $1,000 each are available to current FFA members each year. FFA membership must be current, applicants must be in grades 7-12 and must demonstrate financial need. Deadline: 8:00 p.m. EST on Nov 15. Link: https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/sae-grants/Budding Botanist Grants. KidsGradening.org and Klorane Botanical Foundation are awarding Budding Botanist Grants to kindergarten through grade 12 schools to support programs that teach respect for the environment and help students learn about plants and be inspired to protect their local ecosystems. Schools must be planning a new program or expanding an existing one that integrates school gardening activities with teaching about environmental sustainability and the importance of biodiversity. Three schools are awarded $2,000 and nine schools are awarded $1,000. In addition to the monetary awards, all recipients receive tools and materials valued at $250. To be eligible you must be a public school, charter school or private school serving students in grades K to 12 in the United States that can demonstrate that at least 40% of their student population would qualify for free or reduced price meals. See website for updated deadlines. Link: https://kidsgardening.org/2020-budding-botanist-grant/Go Green Minigrants. Peace, Love & Planet awards Go Green Minigrants as seed money for environmental initiatives that are school based and led by students. Projects should encompass the core values of reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect for nature; have measureable outcomes; and be approved by the school principal. Eligible applicants are kindergarten through grade 12 students in US schools. Students are expected to complete the application form; those younger than age 10 may have an adult help. A student should be designated as project contact with Peace, Love & Planet. Required application information includes details about the environmental problem, project description, activities planned, partners involved, project timeline, anticipated outcomes and how results are measured, and project budget. Complete applications, signed by the student project leader and the principal, must be submitted by email. Awards range from $50 to $400, with total funding of $2,500. See website for updated deadlines. Link: https://www.peaceloveandplanet.org/calendar
December DeadlinesIBMA Foundation. The IBMA Foundation makes grants to support educational, literary, media, cultural, performance, and historic preservation projects and programs of public benefit that directly involve bluegrass music, including activities that address a priority need or opportunity for the bluegrass music community. Recent grants supported music educational tours, school programs, after-school music programs, and summer camps. Applications are due December 1, annually. Link: http://bluegrassfoundation.org/grants/ALDI, INC. Smart Kids Grants. ALDI, Inc. offers Smart Kids Grants that support schools in promoting and encouraging student health and wellness. Funding may be used for programs, projects, and events that focus on education, the arts, physical activity, and nutrition. Eligible applicants are public and private kindergarten through grade 12 schools and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that benefit children in the geographic areas where ALDI conducts business. Qualified applicants must be located near ALDI stores, offices, or warehouses. Awards range from $100 to $5,000. Applications are accepted February 1 through December 15, annually. Link: https://corporate.aldi.us/en/corporate-responsibility/aldi-smart-kids/The Home Depot Foundation’s Community Impact Grants Program. Grants, up to $5,000, are available to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public schools, or tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services and are required to be completed within six months of approval date. As of April 27, 2020, The Home Depot Foundation has closed the Community Impact Grant program for the remainder of 2020 as they focus their resources on the immediate needs of their national nonprofit partners. For updates please see the link: https://corporate.homedepot.com/grants/community-impact-grantsKidsGardening.org: 2020 Youth Garden Grant. KidsGardening.org, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing inspiration and support for parents and educators who are gardening with children, awards Youth Garden Grants to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any U.S. nonprofit organization, school, or youth program planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18 is eligible to apply. The top five programs will receive award packages valued at $2,360. Twenty programs will receive award packages valued at $775. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability. Deadline: Usually in December. Link: https://kidsgardening.org/2020-youth-garden-grant/