Grant Opportunities

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For Teachers and D200 Employees

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest
Provides support for teachers and students in science and technology.
Funds:  $20,000 of technology for state winners for their schools, $120,000 of technology for national winners.
Eligibility:  Current full time teachers who are legal US residents teaching in public schools
Deadline:  October 28, 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;  October 30, 2016, January 2017, May 2016

ICE Mini Grant
The purpose of the ICE Mini-Grant Program is to provide ICE members throughout the state with funding for educational technology projects that showcase innovation and creativity and directly benefit students. 
Funds:  $1,000
Eligibility:  ICE Member affiliated with an educational institution
Deadline:  November 1, 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:  November 1, February 15, May 15, August 15 annually.

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:  November 2, 2016

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The program seeks to create senior high school classroom materials or lessons connecting mathematics to other fields.
Funds:  $4,000
Eligibility:  Math educators teaching in grades 9-12, must be a member of NCTM
Deadline:  November 4, 2016

Made by Milk Carton Construction Contest
The fall contest "inventions" invites students to build milk carton creations inspired by advances in industry, travel, science, education, teachnology, medicine, entertainment, and beyond - or even create their own unique invention out of repurposed cartons.
Funds:  $1,000-$5,000
Eligibility:  K-12 schools
Deadline:  November 16, 2016

2016 Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant
Projects must emphasize student/youth involvement with planning, development and maintenance and increase the educational and wildlife habitat values of the site. The applicant must be prepared to maintain and commit resources to the project for at least five years. The project must be implemented on school grounds or another public place.
Funds:    $1,000 per school
Eligibility:  Teachers, grades pre-kindergarten through 12 in Illinois may apply. 
Deadline:   November 30, 2016

Team America Rocketry Challenge
Awards young scientists making rockets that carry raw eggs without a crack
Funds:  $100,000 in scholarships divides between winning teams
Eligibility:  Grades 7-12, teams of 3-10 students
Deadline:  December 2, 2016

NSTA's Northrop Grumman Foundation Excellence in Engineering Education Awards
The purpose of this award is to recognize and honor excellence in the field of engineering education.  
Funds:  $3,000 to awardee, $5,000 for classroom equipment and supplies, and $2,000 for conference
Eligibility:  K-12 Public school Science/Technology teacher
Deadline:  December 15, 2016

2017 Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant
Take your students on a field trip to study some aspect of Illinois' biodiversity.
Funds:   $500 per teacher/Multiple teachers in the same school can collaborate on the trip.
Eligibility:  Teachers of students prek-12th grade
Deadline:  January 31, 2017

Target Field Trip Grants
Target Field Trip Grants help schools broaden experiences for students:
Funds:  Up to $700.
Eligibility:  Accredited Schools
Deadline:  October 2017

Toshiba America Foundation's Grants for Grades K-5
Provides funds for teachers' innovative ideas.
Funds:  Up to $1,000
Eligibility:  K-5 Teachers
Deadline:  October 2017

Lexus Eco Challenge
Student teams are asked to tackle environmental issues related to land, water, air, and climate and create practical solutions.
Funds:  Awards range up to $30,000
Eligibility:  Middle and High Schools
Deadline:  October 2017

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

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:  Ongoing

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:  Ongoing

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:  Ongoing, next deadline 2017

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

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

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

Motorola Solutions Foundation
Provides support for programs that advance STEM education, preparing the next generation of innovators through its annual Innovation Generation Grant program.
Funds:  $10-50,000
Eligibility:  Schools
Deadline:  2017 deadline TBD

For Students seeks entrants for its Science Sleuth campaign.  The campaign uses an SMS Text message games that asks young people to solve a mystery using their math and science skills.
Funds:  $5,000 scholarship
Eligibility:  Individuals
Deadline:  November 30, 2016

Doodle 4 Google
Doodle 4 Google is an annual program that invites kindergarten through grade 12 students in the United States to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign the Google homepage logo for millions to see. This year, students can create a doodle that tells the world “What I see for the future.”
Funds:  A scholarship of $30,000 and a technology grant of $50,000 are awarded.
Eligibility:   Grade Levels:  K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Deadline:   December 2, 2016

Josten's Scholarship Program
The scholarship program acknowledges the values students have and will apply to create positive change in their schook, city or state during the 2016-17 school year.
Funds:  $10,000
Eligibility:  Students
Deadline:  December 31, 2016

GEG Student Film Festival
Create a film that shows “What’s Your Superpower? Tell us how you can change the world for the better.”
Winning entries will be shown at Google Chicago at the Live Film Festival
Eligibility:  Students 
Deadline:  January 23, 2017

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

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