To help address the literacy crisis in Los Angeles and get children excited about reading, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation have partnered to launch LA READS, a literacy campaign which includes a literacy challenge: "Dodgers Reading Champions". LA READS and "Dodgers Reading Champions" are designed to motivate youth to read and help them build a lifelong love of reading. The challenge launched online on Saturday April 1st and readers can go to the link below to participate and win cool incentives until the end of August 2017. Click here for the LAUSD LA Reads flyer.
DonorsChoose empowers public school teachers from across the country to request much needed materials and experiences for their students. Teachers are allowed to register the materials and resources they need and DonorsChoose matches those needs to donors interested in supporting their needs. DonorsChoose verifies the requested items and purchases them, those items are then shipped directly to the school. There is no submission deadline and classroom registration is ongoing. Website: https://www.donorschoose.org/
Association of American Educators Foundation
Classroom grants from the Association of American Educators (AAE) Foundation can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, mathematics manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, lab materials, and more. Funds must be used within one year of the application deadline. All full-time educators who have not received a scholarship or grant from AAE in the past two years are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted online. Awards are competitive, and the number of grants awarded depends on the total number of applicants. Grants up to $500 are awarded and application deadlines are March 1 and October 1 annually. Website: http://www.aaeteachers.org/index.php/classroom-grant-application
Toshiba America Grant Program for 6-12 Science and Mathematics Teachers
Toshiba America Foundation's mission is to provide teachers with additional funds to support classroom projects. The Foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms. Science and math teachers in public or private (non-profit) schools may apply for grants to support classroom science and math education. 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. Endorsement from a school administrator is required. Applications are accepted year-round for requests less than $5,000. Requests for grants of more than $5,000 are due June 1 and November 1, annually. Grant Information
McCarthey Dressmen Education Foundation
The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation believes that continuous, insightful and innovative professional training and growth is crucial to the effectiveness of educators. It is the Foundation’s goal to promote best practices through cooperative and sustained commitment to increased efficacy, improved teaching and active learning. The Foundation values proposals aimed at concurrently boosting student understanding and proficiency and instilling a passion for lifelong learning. The Teacher Development Grants support small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking K-12 classroom instruction. The grants provide opportunities for teachers to integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students. Teachers have the opportunity to reflect and write about their projects, as well as to share their results with other teachers. The Foundation awards grants to individuals in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of $30,000 over three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met. The online application window opens on January 15 and runs to April 15, OR when SUBMITTED APPLICATION REACHES 300 TOTAL. Website: https://mccartheydressman.org/teacher-development-grants/