Featured Grant Opportunities
Grants up to $500 are awarded, Applications are due March 1 and October 1, annually.
Amount: Awards vary. Deadline(s): Applications are accepted year-round.
Award: Two categories: Up to $5,000 and more than $5,000 Deadline: Up to $5,000 is awarded on a rolling basis; Aug. 1, 2017 is the next deadline for applications seeking more than $5,000
Online Grant Resources
State Grants:Foundation and Corporate Free Grant Lists:Edutopia Grant Resources - Edutopia is a fantastic resource in general, they have links to some grant databases as well as a good webinar on grant-writing. www.edutopia.org/grants-and-resources
Houghton Mifflin Grant Resources - their excellent page has a sample letter of inquiry, page of key tips, a longer checklist of things to consider in grant writing, and a great database of grants.
ALEKS Grant DatabaseGetEdFunding - a free grants database allowing for a wide variety of search criteria. You do have to sign up for a free account. www.getedfunding.com
Grants Headquarters is a data based maintained by the L.A.s Promise Fund, updated list of school grants by category. Free registration. www.lafund.org/grants-hq
Wishlist-type Grant Opportunities
Adopt-A-Classroom - allows teachers to register and describe their classroom which then appears on a digital database for donors to select. Teachers receive a credit that they can then use to shop online from selected vendors (who then re-donate a portion of their sales).
Digital Wish - allows you to create a wish list or a fundraiser for your school or classroom. Donors can donate directly to the classroom or put money toward specific items for the classroom.
Donors Choose - teachers put a classroom project idea in a searchable database and donors select a project to support. Once the required funding is reached, DonorsChoose sends you the classroom materials.
Classwish - Teachers create a wish list of materials they need, and visitors to the site can make donations toward these needs.
STEM and Science Related Grants and Awards
National Science Teachers Association - dig through their calendar to find grants with upcoming deadlines - there are lots of possibilities here! You can find many lesser known science grants through this resource.
Pitsco - a great STEM supply company also provides lists of grants each month (at bottom) and some grant tips.
Westinghouse Community Giving - awards grants to community organizations and awards middle and high schools for creative STEM projects. Grants of up to $5000 are awarded on a quarterly basis to non-profits, and school awards total $3000. They also offer downloadable K-12 curriculum materials related to energy and nuclear energy.
Verizon Foundation Grants - awards grants of $5,000 to $10,000 dollars with the next grant cycle beginning Jan 1. They are particularly interested in high visibility projects that help integrate technology into your classroom/school.
American Honda Foundation - awards grants of $20,000 to $75,000 to non-profits and schools on a quarterly basis. Their priority is youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy.
NEA Learning & Leadership Grants - awards grants of $2,000 for individuals or $5,000 for collaborative groups to engage in meaningful, long-term professional development. Grant funds may be used for fees, travel expenses, books, or other materials--a portion can also go toward a small stipend for collaborative group participants. Three application deadlines throughout the year.
NEA Student Achievement Grants - awards grants of $2,000 or $5,000 for improving critical thinking and problem solving of students. The grants are meant to fund in-school student support with priority given to new teachers (<7 years) doing work resulting in low-income and minority student success with honors, advanced placement, or other challenging curricula.
Raytheon Engineering is Elementary Workshop Scholarship - grant to go get training in EiE, provides up to $3000 for travel expenses and registration to Boston-based EiE training. This year's application isn't up yet. While Kevin can also help implement EiE, this is a great opportunity!
LEGO Children's Fund Grants - awards grants typically between $500 and $5,000, particularly in the areas of early childhood education and creativity, technology, and communication programs. Applications are accepted quarterly. See some examples of awarded grants. LEGO also provides funding for workshops to show what you're already doing with LEGOs or hosting LEGO showcase events for families.
Subaru Healthy Sprouts Awards - awards grants of $400 to support school gardens and other programs that teach students about the environment, nutrition and hunger issues. Apply by Oct 31 (annual program).
Vernier/NSTA Technology Award - awards of $5,500 for innovative uses of data-collections technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom (for projects you're already doing). The awards include travel and expenses to the national NSTA conference, $1,000 for the teacher and $3,000 in Vernier products. Apply by Nov 30 (annual program).
Toyota Tapestry Grants - awards grants of up to $10,000 to support community-based science projects. You can get ideas from last year's winners. The deadline for this annual grant competition is the beginning of March.
Toyota U.S.A Foundation Grants - these large-scale competitive grants support math and science work over 50k (up to 500k), with a focus on underserved populations - rolling deadline.
Math Specific Grants
NCTM Math grant writing tips - pdf giving some general grant writing tips.
NCTM Teacher Professional Development Grants for 4K-5th grade, Middle School (6-8) and High School (9-12) - awards up to $3,000 for an individual or group of classroom teachers to support professional development in math. While it doesn't fund technology, it encourages the use of technology in the plan. Teachers must have 3 or more years of experience. Annual deadline is Nov 9.
NCTM Improving Students' Understanding of Geometry Grants - awards grants of up to $4,000 to current NCTM members who teach at the 4K-8 level. The funded project should include applications of geometry to, for example, art, literature, music, architecture, nature, or some other relevant area and may integrate the use of technology into the teaching of geometry. Annual deadline is Nov 9.
NCTM Classroom Research Grants in Elementary Math and in Secondary Math - awards grants of up to $6,000 for 4K-6th or 7th-12th grade teachers working with a college/university partner to work on innovative math projects or resources. Work with pre-service teachers is encouraged. Must be an NCTM member. Annual deadline is Nov 9.
NCTM Course Work Scholarships for 6-8 Teachers, 9-12 Teachers or 4K -5 Teachers - awards a maximum of $2,000 for graduate work in mathematics, with the emphasis being math content courses. Annual deadline is Nov 9.
NCTM Elementary Teacher Leader Grants - awards up to $6,000 to increase the breadth and depth of the mathematics content knowledge of one elementary school teacher per school who has a demonstrated commitment to mathematics teaching and learning. The applicant must have the support of the school principal in becoming a mathematics teacher-leader within her or his school or district. Annual deadline is Nov 9.
NCTM Incorporating Music and Math Grant - awards up to $3,000 for a teacher or small group of teachers is to incorporate music into the elementary school classroom to help young students (4K-2) learn mathematics. Annual deadline is Nov 9.
Future Leader NCTM Annual Conference Scholarship - awards up to $1,200 + meeting registration for a 4K-12 classroom teacher to attend the annual NCTM conference next year in Denver (can be used for hotel, airfare, subs, etc.). Teachers must not have attended an NCTM conference in the past. Special consideration will be given to a teacher of underserved and rural students. Annual deadline is Nov 9.
NCTM Engaging Middle School Students in Learning Math - awards up to $3,000 to indvidual teachers to incorporate middle school classroom materials or lessons that actively engage students in tasks and experiences to deepen and connect their content knowledge. Materials may be in the form of books, visual displays, slide shows, DVDs, or other appropriate medium. Materials may not be calculators, computers, or related equipment. The focus of these materials should be on showing the connectivity of mathematics to other fields or to the world around us. Annual deadline is Nov 9.
NCTM Summer Mathematics Study for 6-8 Teachers - awards up to $6,000 for individual teachers to take coursework in mathematics content and connecting that content to the teaching of math in grades 6-8. Annual deadline is Nov 9.
Equity in Math Instruction for 6-8 Teachers - awards up to $8,000 to teachers or small groups of teachers to incorporate middle school classroom materials or lessons that will improve the achievement of student groups that have previous records of underachievement. Annual deadline is Nov 9.
Connecting Math to other Subject Areas (High School) - awards up to $4,000 to create senior high classroom materials or lessons connecting mathematics to other fields or to the world around us. Materials may be in the form of books, visual displays, computer programs or displays, slide shows, videotapes, or other appropriate medium. The focus of these materials should be on showing the connectivity of mathematics to other fields or to the world around us. Equipment or payment of personal stipends may not be a major portion of the proposed budget. Annual deadline is Nov 9.
NCTM Elementary Professional Development, Middle School Professional Development, or High School Professional Development - awards provide a max of $4,000 to elementary, middle or high schools for in-service education in mathematics. Costs may include honoraria and expenses for consultants, materials, substitute time, and conference or workshop registrations. Annual deadline is May 3. Schools must be NCTM members.
NCTM Action Research Grants - awards up to $3,000 to support a research project conducted by a group, which must include a university researcher, a pre-service teacher, and a full-time teacher at the 4K-8 level. Must be an NCTM member. Annual deadline is May 3.
NCTM Long-Term Professional Development Grant - awards up to $24,000 for an NCTM member math teacher at grades 4K-6 to pursue in-depth, further education in mathematics. This could be a master's degree, for example. Annual deadline is May 3.