Below you will find some sites that will hopefully help you to find a grant that suits your needs

Help in the process:

Free Funding Research Resources is home to coursesand download-able materials for creating grant proposals. There is a charge for some, but many are also free.

Grant and Funding Databases:

  • American Library Association for a series of Grants and Awards.
  • Digital Wish Grants website for a large variety of upcoming grant possibilities.
  • DonorsChoose allows teachers to post their requests, from colored pencils to laptops, to be funded by a contributor. Nearly two-thirds of all projects posted on DonorsChoose receive full funding, even those that cost up to a few thousand dollars. Contributors have a little more interaction with teachers; they receive photos of their money in action, a cost report of how each dollar of their donation is spent, and a thank you letter from the teacher or all the students, if the donation exceeds $100.
  • Grants Alert Identifies new funding opportunities for organizations, schools, districts, consortia and state education agencies.
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) - Multiple award opportunities available for educators and students.
  • Teachers Count
  • We Are Teachers - has a web page devoted to grants, giveaways and other funding sources for your classroom.

Specific Funding Opportunities:

  • American Honda Foundation Grants focus on STEM, literacy, job training, and environmental fields. Schools can apply once in a 12 month period for grants ranging from $20,000- $60,000.
  • Donors Choose is a site where you can present your need for a grant and then others vote to determine who deserves it the most. Give it a try--I think you can vote for yourself. :-)
  • EPA Environmental Education Grants offer a wide range of awards that support environmental-education projects in schools. Most grants are $15,000- $25,000.
  • Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants - funding of up to $500 and the opportunity to design and implement a creative program for your school or library.
  • ING Unsung Heroes - If you’re a full-time K-12 teacher, principal, paraprofessional, or classified staff member in the U.S. with an effective project that improves student learning, you’re eligible to apply. All innovative programs, small to large scale, are eligible. Application deadline: April 30..
  • Jan Stauber Grant - offers up to $350 in support of projects that introduce young people to Sherlock Holmes. The deadline for the grant each year is May 1.
  • RGK Foundation - is inviting proposals in the broad areas of education, community, and health and medicine. The foundation's primary interests include formal K-12 education (particularly math, science, and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. The average Foundation grant is $25,000.:
  • external image shell_logo3.jpgAre you succeeding in science lab instruction with minimal equipment? The Shell Science Lab Challenge gives you an opportunity to share your exemplary approach for a chance to win a school science lab makeover support package valued at $20,000! Deadline: January 23, 2017 Application scoring guide Video scoring guide View all the prizes
  • Siemens Westinghouse Competition - math, science and technology education
  • Target - Field Trip Grants - They accept grant applications between Aug. 1 and Oct. 1.
  • Toshiba American Foundation
    • K-5 grade teachers are invited to apply on-line for a $1,000 Toshiba America Foundation grant to help bring an innovative hands-on project into their own classroom. Grant applications are due on OCTOBER 1st each year.
    • Grade 6-12 grant requests (science and math education) of more than $5,000 are due August 1. All other grade 6-12 requests are evaluated on a rolling basis.
  • Youth Garden Grant - helps to establish new school and community gardens and assist in sustaining and renewing existing gardens. Grants are awarded on a yearly basis. Our Request for Applications is usually issued each fall with awards made early the following year, in time for building and planting in the spring.