Grants

Grant Opportunities

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Student Achievement Grants
The NEA Foundation provides grants 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.
Funds:  $2,000-$5,000
Eligibility:  K-12 Schools
Deadline:  Ongoing, next deadline June 1, 2016
 

Fuel up to Play 60
Up to $4,000 per year is available to qualified K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 to kick start healthy changes.
Funds:  Up to $4,000
Eligibility:  Enroll in Fuel Up to Play 60, Have a registered Program Advisor, Participate in the National School Lunch Program
Deadline:  June 1, 2016


ASCD Teacher Impact Grants
ASCD Teacher Impact Grants (TIGs) provide funding and support directly to teachers for promising teacher-led, administrator-supported ideas, programs, or initiatives to improve education. These grants allow teachers to develop and execute projects that can serve as models to be replicated and scaled.
Funds:  $10,000 average award
Eligibility:  K-12 Teachers
Deadline:  June 16, 2016


Presidential Awards for Excellence in STEM Mentoring
The NSF seeks to recognize those who have made significant contributions to mentoring and thereby support the future and productivity of the US STEM workforce.
Funds:  $10,000 awards
Eligibility:  Individuals from public and private sectors
Deadline:  June 17, 2016


Crayola, Champion Creatively Alive Children
Up to 20 grants from Crayola to help Creative Leadership teams that identify and deliver innovative programs that inspire educators to increase art-infused education.  
Funds:  $2,500 and $1,000 in Crayola products
Eligibility:   Principals who are members of NAESP
Deadline:  June 20, 2016


Walmart Community Grant Program
Walmart's Community Grant Program supports organizations working to make a positive difference in their communities and the communities Walmart serves.  The Walmart foundation identified four focus areas for community grants.  These include:  Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating; Sustainability; Women's Economic Empowerment; and Career Opportunity.
Funds:  $250-$2,500
Deadline:  Ongoing;  July 2016, October 30, 2016, January 2017, May 2016


Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants
Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants program supports projects that improve communities, support the environment, help create a healthy food system and build strong communities.  
Funds:  $8,000
Eligibility:  Non-profits
Deadline:  August 15, November 1, February 15, May 15 annually.


Penguin Random House Teacher Awards for Literacy
Teachers Can Apply or be Nominated to the Penguin Random House Teacher Awards for Literacy.
Funds:  $2,500; $5,000; $10,000
Eligiblity:  K-12 Teachers
Deadline:  September 1, 2016


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Requests applications for the 7-12 Classroom Research Grants program.
Funds:  Up to $6,000
Eligibility:  Math educators teaching in grades 7-12
Deadline:  November 4, 2016


Digital Wish Grants
Submit a lesson plan to win over 50 different grants from Digital Wish!
Funds:   Technology Items
Eligibility:  K-12 Schools
Deadline:  Ongoing, Grants awarded on the 15th of every month


American Honda Foundation
The well-known motor company boasts over $32 million awarded to date to schools and community organizations. It provides grants to individual schools or school districts as a whole in amounts ranging from $20,000 to $75,000 with a focus on supporting STEM programs.
Deadline: Ongoing


Learning and Leadership Grants
Our Learning & Leadership Grants support 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:  Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes, conferences, or action research; Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff.
Funds:  $2,000-$5,000
Elgibility:  Public School Educators or Support Professionals
Deadline: Ongoing


Good Sports
Good Sports seeks to help lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear and apparel to disadvantaged youths nationwide. 
Areas:  Must operate an organized sport, recreational activity, or fitness program that offers consistent and structured opportunity for play to large groups of children.
Deadline:  Ongoing


Meemic Foundation
Grants are available for the following programs:  arts, behavior modification, health/pe, history, literature, math, science, social studies, special needs, STEM, technology.  Funding can be used for classroom projects, field trips, school assemblies, and professional development for educators.
Deadline:  Ongoing


Sony Corporation of America
Sony provides to projects that emphasize the arts, culture, technology and the environment.  It seeks to apply its resources to encouraging the creative, artistic, technical and scientific skills required of tomorrow’s workforce.
Deadline:  Ongoing


Toshiba America Foundation
This grant is awarded to teachers of two different groups, Kindergarten through fifth grade (in the amount of $1,000) and sixth through twelfth grades (amounts of up to $5,000). Applicants must demonstrate a desire to provide an innovative, technology-focused implementation to improving classroom learning for students.
Funds:  $1,000-$5,000
Eligibility:  K-12 schools
Deadline: Year-round for requests of less than $5,000, and February 1 for $5,000 award level for 6 – 12
 

Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program
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.
Funds:  $2,000-$25,000
Eligibility:  K-12 Teachers
Deadline:  Ongoing
 

For Students


The White House Student Film Festival
The White House is hosting a competition for student filmmakers is grades K-12.  The Student Film Festival asks students to describe, "The World I Want to Live In."  
Funds:  Winners invited to attend screening of their film at the White House.
Eligibility:  K-12 Students, film must be submitted by a person 18 or older
Deadline:  July 15, 2016
 

Young driver awards and scholarship opportunities 
List of awards and scholarships that include the Digital Responsibility's Don't Text and Drive Scholarship, the DefensiveDriving.com Scholarship, and more.
Eligibility and Deadline:  Varies


U.S. Department of State 
The U.S. Department of State has recently announced scholarship opportunities for American high school students to study abroad. 
Eligibil