We know that many educational institutions are struggling to find ways to fill the financial gaps created by state, federal, and local budget cuts. Here are a few resources for funding and grant opportunities that may be helpful to you:
This guide is designed to help students win any scholarship award. The tips and tricks provided are framed in terms of academic scholarships for students, but they’re applicable to any piece of writing asking someone for something, including funding proposals in the civil sector, to writing cover letters for jobs, even to grants for writers.
Science and STEM grants of all sizes are available from all kinds of companies and foundations. While some cater specifically to a given purpose, many challenge educators to propose a project to be funded. Not only can a grant open doors to you and your students, but working together to create and develop a project or program can be an incredibly valuable learning experience in itself.
3M invests in teachers and opportunities that introduce new methods of learning into classrooms. More than 32,000 elementary and middle school students around the nation are getting a lot more involved in their science and math classes, thanks to the 3M Foundation and 200 inspired teachers. These teachers received up to $3,500 each for materials to support their new ideas on engaging student interest in science and math. Totaling over $350,000, these grants will reach classrooms in 21 states.
The Affordable Colleges Online financial aid for online colleges guide explores the impact of distance learning on student loans and college funding. In addition to breaking down the various types of online colleges and programs and how they handle financial aid, the guide looks at accreditation, program quality, and other factors that all students need to know before applying for online programs and securing financial support.
The Affordable Colleges Online financial aid guide provides students and parents with a comprehensive rundown of the entire financial aid ecosystem, from the types of aid available to the process of applying for and securing funds. It also leverages key insight from experts in the space to ensure students make smart financial aid decisions from FAFSA application through college graduation and beyond.
American Express supports hundreds of non-profit organizations each year through its foundation and corporate giving activities. Grants are made under the Historic Preservation & Conservation, Leadership and Community Service & Engagement themes that reflect their company values and complement their business priorities.
APA and its affiliate organizations provide a wide range of grants, scholarships, awards with the aim of advancing the science and practice of psychology as a means of understanding behavior and promoting health, education, and human welfare.
AT&T invests significant resources to advance education, strengthen communities and improve lives. Through philanthropic initiatives and collaboration, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation support projects that create opportunities, make connections and address community needs where we — and our customers — live and work.
Bank of America is committed to creating meaningful change in the communities we serve through our philanthropic efforts, associate volunteerism, community development activities and investing, support of arts and culture programming and environmental initiatives.
The Broad Foundations were established by entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad to advance entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science and the arts. The Broad Foundations, which include The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and The Broad Art Foundation, have assets of $2.1 billion.
CLF accepts funding requests throughout the year. The Board meets and issues grants several times annually. The Foundation focuses on four program areas: children’s advocacy, education, medical research and initiatives, and the arts.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is a family foundation established in 1944 by the man who started Hilton Hotels. They provide funds to nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people throughout the world.
COS Funding Opportunities is a database of announcements for grants, fellowships, and awards. Sponsors include private foundations, public agencies, national and local governments, corporations and more.
Digital Wish believes that every child deserves a technology-rich education that will provide them with the skills necessary to excel in the global economy. Every day, Digital Wish develops new online tools and promotions that empower teachers and their supporters to get new technology for their classrooms and enhance learning for our children.
Dollar General believes learning to read, receiving your GED or learning the English language is an investment that opens doorways for personal, professional and economic growth. That is why their commitment to literacy remains strong. It is the one gift that no one can take away—the one gift that lasts a lifetime. The need for literacy assistance isn’t confined to a single age group or geographic location. That’s why the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s grant programs help improve the lives of people of all ages in many different communities.
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class. People can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires them. Once a project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose.org delivers the materials to the school.
The Edward W. Hazen Foundation, a private foundation established in 1925, is committed to supporting organizing and leadership of young people and communities of color in dismantling structural inequity based on race and class.
The purpose of this guidebook is to discuss, in detail, minority scholarships, grants and other financial aid available to African-American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, LGBT and female students. And, to help minority students look for and land scholarships through resources and expert advice.
For 2016-17, grants with a maximum of $3,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades Pre-K-12, with a purpose to encourage the innovative use of technology and other tools to “help teachers and students visualize and concretize mathematics abstractions.
The Fender Music Foundation makes the gift of music available to people across the country by providing funding and resources for music programs. Their grants are awarded to music academies, schools, local music programs and national music programs across America.
“Grant Writing Guidelines for Business” offers tips on how to obtain small business grants, including drafting a grant proposal, applying for a grant, grant writing tips, etc. It also highlights additional resources to help organizations obtain grant funds.
The General Mills Foundation, in partnership with the American Dietetic Association Foundation and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, developed the Champions for Healthy Kids grant program which awards 50 grants of $10,000 each to community-based groups that develop creative ways to help youth adopt a balanced diet and physically active lifestyle.
Hasbro’s mission is to assist children in triumphing over their critical life obstacles and to bring the joy of play into their lives. Through their philanthropic programs they work to bring “the sparkle of Hope, the joy of Play and the power of Service” into the lives of the children who need it most.
The Hitachi Foundation is an independent nonprofit philanthropic organization established by Hitachi, Ltd. in 1985. Their mission is to forge an authentic integration of business actions and societal well-being in North America.
The primary focus of IBM’s corporate citizenship activities is on developing initiatives to address specific societal issues, such as the environment, community economic development, education, health, literacy, language and culture.
Founded in 1989, the Intel Foundation is a philanthropic organization focused on programs that advance education and improve communities worldwide. By providing funding for national and localized grants, the foundation helps fuel innovation in classrooms, empower women and underserved youth, and enables Intel employees to serve the needs of their communities. The goals of the Intel Foundation are to increase interest in math and science education, and to help develop a future workforce that represents the diversity around the world.
eProfessional Association is in their 9th year of operations as a nonprofit organization based in Minnesota. eProfessional Association is dedicated to helping organizations with their technology needs through information AND technology grants. eProfessional Association has helped to provide Technology Grants to over 500 organizations and is now ramping up to expand its services to another 1,000 organizations by 2012.
FedEx Office is pleased to offer teachers, professors, faculty and staff members 15% off on most products and services at participating FedEx Office nationwide. To receive your discount, simply present your discount card when making a purchase in-store or at fedexoffice.com and the discount will automatically be applied. Unlike other educator discount programs, the National Educators Discount Program has no limit on the savings you can acquire each quarter and each year.
The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children’s books to small, rural public libraries in the United States through its BOOKS FOR CHILDREN program.
Each Math Hero receives a $2,500 award and a matching grant for his or her school. Winners are selected based on compelling submissions from nominators on the effective and creative ways teachers work with students in math and science, drawing on new and advanced approaches.
With contributions exceeding $5 million since its founding in 1992, the Mazda Foundation is playing a meaningful role in helping thousands of Americans realize their aspirations and dreams. It’s also important to note that programs the Mazda Foundation supports range from children’s organizations and educational scholarships to food banks, environmental programs and crucial disaster relief efforts.
Microsoft has the technology and resources to empower your nonprofit to do more. Whether you are a small organization serving a single community or a global nonprofit serving millions of people, Microsoft can help through software donations, training and monetary grants.
The MIlagro Foundation is a publicly supported foundation established by Carlos Santana and his family in 1998. Milagro benefits underserved and vulnerable children around the world by making grants to community based tax-exempt organizations that work with children in the areas of education, health, and the arts. “Milagro” means miracle.
The Motorola Mobility Foundation Empowerment Grants address three areas of focus – education, health and wellness and community and are an opportunity for U.S.-based non-profit organizations to apply for funding to empower their communities.
This invaluable guide outlines the various forms of student financial aid available to online learners. It includes a comprehensive overview of the application process, organizations offering financial assistance, and insightful interviews with financial aid experts. From loans to scholarships to veterans’ education programs, first-time and continuing online students will gain a deeper understanding of how they can cover the cost of a college education.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.
At the NEA Foundation, we support new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning. Our goal is to fund and share successful strategies to educate and prepare students for bright and rewarding futures. We have learned that the best teaching methods come from our greatest assets: educators. That is why we have awarded more than $8 million to fund 2,500 grants to public school educators to enhance teaching and learning.
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.
The Pet Care Trust believes in supporting teachers with Educational Grants. They know many school teachers have very limited resources for the support of classroom animals. That’s why the Pet Care Trust is sponsoring this program to help teachers support pets in the classroom through direct, no-hassle educational grants. You can obtain a grant for the purchase of new pets, pet environments or pet food and supplies for existing classroom pets.
The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life. They partner with a diverse range of donors, public and private organizations and concerned citizens who share their commitment to fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society.
RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of Education, Community, and Health/Medicine. The Foundation’s primary interests within Education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education.
A quality education provides our young people with the building blocks they need to achieve success throughout their lives. That’s why the Sprint Foundation supports education programs across the country, with a particular focus on urban K–12 public education.
There are many grants available specifically for STEM educators. This site includes resources for some of the most well-known grants for teachers in these roles, or for school districts who wish to bring new technologies to their classrooms.
The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents, including grant information.
Toshiba America Foundation is accepting applications from 6-12 science and math teachers for grants. Toshiba America Foundation offers grants up to $1,000 to K-5 teachers. Applications are due on October 1st each year. Toshiba America Foundation contributes to science & math education by investing in teacher designed projects for 6-12 students. Grade 6-12 grant requests of more than $5,000 are due August 1, 2011. All other grade 6-12 requests are evaluated on a rolling basis.
The Grants Program sponsored by EPA’s Office of Environmental Education (OEE), Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education, supports environmental education projects that enhance the public’s awareness, knowledge, and skills to help people make informed decisions that affect environmental quality. EPA awards grants each year based on funding appropriated by Congress. Annual funding for the program ranges between $2 and $3 million.
The William Bingham Foundation was established in 1955 by Elizabeth Bingham Blossom in memory of her brother, William Bingham II, to continue the philanthropic tradition of the family. As of December 31, 2009, the William Bingham Foundation had assets (at market value) of approximately $19.4 million. As a family foundation, the William Bingham Foundation: furthers the philanthropic intent of its founder, Elizabeth Bingham Blossom; supports organizations in the fields of education, science, health and human services, and the arts; Works for a world that is environmentally self-sustaining; seeks to strengthen civil society and its institutions; and educates family members and others in the values and practices of philanthropy, community service, and stewardship; and seeks to build a sense of community among ourselves and with the world we share.