Classroom Grants


Many teachers, administrators and parents write grant applications to help fund projects and resources for their classrooms. CityScience has launched a new service to help facilitate this process. The list below aggregates opportunities for classroom projects, after-school programs, field trips, Professional Development and community improvement projects.

Last updated: June 26, 2014

Free STEM Grant Writing Resources

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Foundations

Brooklyn Community Foundation
Brooklyn Community Foundation is committed to boosting our borough’s capacity to overcome challenges by building upon our communities’ strengths and experience. Decades of academic research and community development practice support our belief that genuine and sustainable transformation occurs when residents are engaged in creating their own solutions.
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Receive Direct Donations

Join the Green Schools Alliance
Join the Green Schools Alliance to gain access to great resources for curriculum and tools to green your school.
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Fund your classroom project
DonorsChoose connects donors to classrooms in need of materials.
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Classwish allows teachers to provide a list of needed classroom materials and connects these lists directly to donors.
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TeachersPayTeachers allows teachers to buy, sell, and share their original teaching materials directly with other teachers.
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Indiegogo empowers people to activate the global community to make ideas happen.
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Umojawa
Umojawa is a crowdfunding platform supporting educational and not-for-profit organizations serving youth and their communities. Individuals and organizations working to enhance and improve the educational and cultural experiences of youth can upload their projects on umojawa and supporters from anywhere in the world can rally to fund those projects.
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Fund your environmental project
ioby provides resources for environmental projects put together by the neighborhood based New York City communities.
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Fund your environmental project
100Kin10 is designed as an invitation to all interested stakeholders—from federal agencies to states, museums to corporations, universities to school districts, non-profits to individuals—to look at their unique resources and assets and apply them creatively and strategically to address the nation’s shortage of STEM teachers and to improve STEM learning for all students. So far, over 100 partner organizations have made commitments toward (1) increasing the supply of excellent STEM teachers; (2) hiring, developing, and retaining excellent STEM teachers; and (3) building the 100Kin10 movement.
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The goal at GrantsAlert is to make life a little easier for those who devote their time to searching for education grants and identifying new funding opportunities for their organizations, schools, districts, consortia and state education agencies.
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Win Contests and Grants

Westinghouse Electric Invites Applications for STEM-Based Projects
Deadline: November 14, 2014
Through its N-Visioning a Brighter Future program, Westinghouse will award grants of $1,000 to three schools for any project with a STEM-based focus. An additional $2,000 will be awarded to each school’s science department for general needs. Priority will be given to projects that directly involve students, incorporate community resources, and/or use interdisciplinary or team-teaching strategies.
To be eligible, elementary, middle, or high schools must be located in the United States.
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American Association of University Women
Deadline: January 15, 2014
AAUW (American Association of University Women) Community Action grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations conducting programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls. Special consideration is given to projects focused on K–12 and community college girls’ and women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Apply now!

Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden
Deadline: January 17, 2014
The National Gardening Association is proud to announce the 4th year of the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant, created in partnership with the Muhammad Ali Center and underwritten by the Yum! Brands Foundation. In an effort to help schools sow the seeds of respect, the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant is designed to teach lessons of peace and hunger awareness through garden activities. As a global initiative, national and international youth gardening programs are eligible to participate. The grant opportunity begins the week of September 21st, 2013 in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace, a day when the importance of tolerance and respect for all humanity is globally recognized. This year the International Day of Peace celebrates its 32nd year!
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National Forest Foundation
Deadline: January 22, 2014
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the U.S. Forest Service issued a Stewardship Challenge, calling for all Wilderness areas in the National Forest System to meet baseline management standards by 2014. To meet this standard, Wilderness Areas are measured on 10 stewardship elements and must achieve 60% of the total available points. As of the end of Fiscal Year 2013, about 16% of Wilderness Areas did not meet this standard. The National Forest Foundation (NFF), as the official nonprofit partner of the Forest Service, has increased the resources available to meet this challenge since its inception, providing matching grants of up to $50,000 to nonprofit partners for the implementation of on-the-ground conservation projects that directly benefit National Forest Wilderness Areas.
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Fund for Teachers Fellowship
Deadline: January 30, 2014
Fund for Teachers is a national, donor-supported organization that awards professional growth fellowships to teachers who recognize the value of inquiry, the power of knowledge, and their ability to make a difference. Fund for Teachers invites teachers committed to expanding their knowledge and increasing student engagement to apply for 2014 Fund for Teachers grants.
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Sodexo
Deadline: January 31, 2014
YSA (Youth Service America) and Sodexo Foundation are offering Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants, funding of up to $500 for youth to lead projects focused on ending childhood hunger in their communities.
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The Captain Planet Foundation
Deadline: January 31, 2014
The Captain Planet Foundation supports educational programs that enable youth to understand and appreciate our world by getting involved in hands-on projects to improve the environment. The Foundation is interested in funding innovative programs that inspire youth to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities. An additional priority is to fund programs that encourage environment-based education in schools. Nonprofit organizations and public schools may apply for grants of $500 to $2,500.
Apply now!

Jack Kent Cookie Foundation Talent Development Award
Deadline: February 2, 2014
The Jack Kent Cookie Foundation Talent Development Award is a one-time $500,000 grant to an exemplary nonprofit organization committed to optimal outcomes in academics, leadership, and/or the arts for high-potential, low-income students in grades K-8. To be eligible, organizations must be nominated and the Foundation will invite selected semi-finalists to submit full proposals in spring 2014. 
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Environmental Education (EE) Grants
Deadline: February 4, 2014
The Environmental Education Model Grants Program seeks grant proposals from a local education agency, state education or environmental agency, college or university, or non-profit organization to support environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens. This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques, and that will serve as models that can be replicated in a variety of settings.
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Disney Friends for Change US Grant
Deadline: February 6, 2014
Disney Friends for Change Grants offer young change-makers an opportunity to receive a $500 grant to help make a lasting, positive change in the world. Whether you are passionate about protecting the planet, providing meals to those who need them, or giving kids just like you the resources they need to star in their own play, be an athlete or an artist, you can be a Friend for Change!
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American Electric Power
Deadline: February 18, 2014
American Electric Power is accepting applications from pre-K-12 teachers for mini grants to support funding for classroom projects during the 2014-15 school year. Through the Teacher Vision grant program, AEP supports projects that have an academic focus and a goal to improve student achievement. Priority will be given to projects that promote science, mathematics, technology, electrical safety, the balanced study of energy and the environment, and energy efficiency. Grant awards range from $100 to $500.
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Opal. Makes A Differnce Initiative
Deadline: February 18, 2014
The Opal® apple Youth Make a Difference Initiative awards funding to youth-based initiatives serving communities in the U.S. where youth take leadership roles in the project. The initiatives address one or more of the issues of: food security, nutrition, agriculture, and food politics and education.
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Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators
Deadline: February 28, 2014
The Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators recognizes outstanding kindergarten through grade 12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. Up to two teachers from each of EPA’s 10 regions, from different states, will be selected to receive this award. The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers this award to nationally honor, support and encourage educators who incorporate environmental education in their classrooms & teaching methods.
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Jamba Juice ‘All About the Fruit and Veggies’ Garden Grants Program
Deadline: March 10, 2014
The Spring 2014 Jamba Juice “All About the Fruit and Veggies” Garden Grant program is open to schools, community organizations, and non-profit programs in the United States gardening with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. Preference will be given to schools located within a 50 mile radius of a Jamba Juice store. Visit the Jamba Juice website to find out if there is a Jamba Juice near you. 20 awards are now available to schools, community organizations, and nonprofits. One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be awarded with a $1,500 award package and 19 programs will receive $500 award packages!
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Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 14, 2014
Kohl’s Cares will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes this year to more than 2,300 young volunteers who have made a positive impact in their communities. Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted January 31 – March 14 at kohlskids.com. Kohl’s is encouraging parents, teachers, neighbors and friends to nominate outstanding youth, in celebration of their time, energy and passion to helping others.

Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl’s stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl’s gift card, and nearly 200 will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward higher education. Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for higher education, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf.
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General Mills Foundation Champions for Healthy Kids Program
Deadline: March 15, 2014
Promoting healthy nutrition and fitness for America’s youth, Champions for Healthy Kids has helped nearly 1 million kids since its inception in 2002. Through the Champions for Healthy Kids program, the General Mills Foundation will award 50 grants of $20,000 each to non-profit organizations working to improve nutrition and physical fitness behaviors for youth.
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Kavli “Science in Fiction” Video Contest
Deadline: March 21, 2014
The USA Science & Engineering Festival, in association with the Kavli Foundation, has launched the Science in Fiction video contest.
Using scenes from popular science fiction movies and TV shows, and video games, Gr. 6-12 students will create :30-:90 videos that investigate how science fictional scenes could be realized using current and developing technologies. The video contest culminates in a popular awards show, hosted by Bill Nye, as part of the Festival, which returns to Washington, D.C. on April 26-27, 2014. First prize is $2000 cash prize and a travel stipend to travel to Washington D.C. for the Expo. The second prize is $750 and the third prize is $500. The People’s Choice Award prize is $250. 
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Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Minigrant Applications Deadline Extended
Deadline: March 30, 2014
The program is intended to support projects that foster creative expression, collaboration, and interaction with a diverse community. The funding program will award grants of up to $500 to educators who create special activities outside the standard curriculum. Projects funded in the past include murals, pen pal groups, quilts, theater productions, newspapers and other publications, intergenerational activities, and programs that bring disparate communities together.
Public schools and public libraries are eligible to apply. Preschool head start programs also are eligible. Only public organizations are eligible; private and parochial schools should not apply. Charter schools also are ineligible.
Apply now!

Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program
Deadline: March 31, 2014
This program seeks to meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service. Furthermore, we support organizations that increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities and promoting comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues.
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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Deadline: April 1, 2014
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.
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Smithsonian Latino Center Accepting Applications for 2014 Young Ambassadors Program
Deadline: April 7, 2014
The center is now accepting applications for its 2014 Young Ambassadors Program, which aims to foster the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Graduating high school seniors selected to participate in the program, which runs from June 22 through August 1, will travel to Washington, D.C., for a weeklong seminar at the Smithsonian. The week consists of visits to the Smithsonian’s Latino collections and one-on-one interaction with renowned experts from various fields. Following the week in Washington, students participate in a four-week interdisciplinary internship in museums and cultural institutions in seventeen cities across the United States and Puerto Rico, including Smithsonian-affiliated organizations.

Student selection is based on demonstrated interest, commitment, and excellence in the arts, sciences, and humanities, as well as academic record, leadership experience, and dedication to education and community service. The program includes meals and accommodations for the duration of the one-week training seminar, round-trip travel to Washington, D.C., and a program stipend following the four-week internship.
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Motorola Solutions Foundation
Deadline: April 11, 2014
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation.
Founded in 1953, the Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its financial contributions on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming.
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Hudson Data Jam
Deadline: April 15, 2014
The Cary Institute has provided real scientific data from the Hudson River and its surroundings. Now it’s up to students to interpret these data and use their creativity to present their findings for a nonscientist audience – through an infographic, story, play, song, or other creation – imagination is the limit! Projects will be judged by a panel of scientists, artists, and educators, with cash prizes (up to $500) awarded to the top middle-school and high-school projects. Winners will be announced at the Hudson Data Jam Awards Showcase, to be held at Marist College’s Student Center from 2:00pm-4:00pm on June 14th.

There are also “carrots” for teachers - $200 gift cards if you have multiple teams enter!
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McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Teacher Development Grants
Deadline: April 15, 2014
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 three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met.
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Tomodachi Toshiba Science & Technology Leadership Academy For High School Teachers
Deadline: April 15, 2014
Science educators located throughout the United States—who teach grades 9–12 (or will teach those grades next year) and are also NSTA members—are encouraged to apply to the inaugural TOMODACHI Toshiba Science & Technology Leadership Academy. The academy is a week-long, cross-cultural science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) exchange and leadership program for students and teachers from the U.S. and Japan.
Four teachers and eight student winners from each country will be selected to meet in Tokyo this August to develop a disaster-resilient, smart community of the future. With counsel from Toshiba engineers and a visit to the Toshiba Smart Community building, the teachers and students will work in teams to develop proposed solutions to global issues using learning experiences that are central to the Next Generation Science Standards(NGSS) and the engineering design process.
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Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Deadline: April 15, 2014
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited, highly diverse young people from all across America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors twenty-five outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and our environment. The top ten winners each receive a $5,000 cash award to support their service work or higher education. The primary goal of the Prize is to shine the spotlight on these amazing young people so that their stories will inspire others.
Learn how to nominate!

Community Climate Change Fellowship
Deadline: April 18, 2014
Professional Development For Educators
A pilot initiative sponsored by EECapacity with generous support from US EPA, this opportunity is open to educators who want to address climate change issues through innovative education and engagement strategies.
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Scholarships to Attend NAEE Conference
Deadline: April 21, 2014
For Teachers and Administrators
Two full conference registrations for a teacher and supporting administrator to the North American Association of Environmental Education’s 43rd Annual Conference in Ottawa, Ontario, October 8-11, plus a $2,000 “gear closet” donation from Columbia Sports to help get kids active outside.
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National Environmental Education Foundation Every Day Grants
Deadline: April 30, 2014
NEEF’s Every Day Capacity Building Grants provide groups with grant funds of up to $5,000 to help build their capacity to serve public lands. Every Day Grants strengthen the stewardship of public lands by strengthening public land groups through funding for organizational capacity building and for events to engage their local communities on the lands for education, recreation, or volunteering.
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Green in Action Award
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Green In Action Awards will be granted to schools, classrooms or youth groups who have demonstrated their commitment, creativity, or passion for sustainability in their application.  Great application materials include photos, videos, essays, or artwork. Winners receive $250 for their class! They will also be featured in national news and have their application materials (such as videos, photographs and scanned artwork) shared on the National Green Week
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Elmer’s Teacher Tool Kit Application
Deadline: April 30, 2014
This $100-$500 grant provides teachers with the means to replicate projects found in the Elmer’s Teacher Tool Kit catalog in their own classrooms. These projects, previously funded by the Kids In Need Foundation, make creative use of common teaching aids, approach curriculum from an imaginative angle, or tie nontraditional concepts together for the purpose of illustrating commonalities. K-12 certified teachers teaching in the subject of the project at public, private, charter, or parochial schools within the U.S. Special consideration will be given to projects submitted by first year teachers and to projects that include a service learning or community service component.
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ING Unsung Heroes Awards Program
Deadline: April 30, 2014
The ING Unsung Heroes awards program annually recognizes K-12 educators in the United States for their innovative teaching methods, creative educational projects, and ability to positively influence the children they teach. Educators are invited to submit grant applications describing class projects they have initiated or would like to pursue. Each year, one hundred educators are selected to receive awards of $2,000 each to help fund their innovative class projects. At least one award will be granted in each of the fifty United States, provided one or more qualified applications are received from each state. Of the one hundred finalists, three will be selected for additional financial awards.
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Target Accepting Applications for K-12 Arts Education Programs
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Through its Arts, Culture & Design in Schools program, Target awards grants of $2,000 in support of programs that enhances the classroom curricula by bringing arts and cultural experiences such as in-school performances, artist-in-residency programs, and workshops to schools. Programs must take place between September 2014 and August 2015.
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Dominion Foundation Invites Proposals for K-12 Energy and Environment Programs
Deadline: May 1, 2014
Through its Dominion K-12 Educational Partnership program, the foundation will award grants of up to $10,000 to encourage the development of new programs that strengthen math and science education through the study of energy and/or the environment. Projects should explore promising new ideas, teach math and/or science skills, reach a significant number of students, and demonstrate broad-based community support. In addition, projects must align with one of Dominion’s priority target areas (i.e., environmental education and energy efficiency and awareness).

To be eligible, applicants must be a public or private elementary or secondary school or a public school division that is registered with the National Center for Educational Statistics, an institution of higher education, or a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located within Dominion’s service region.
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Cyberchase: Game-Making Challenge!
Deadline: May 1, 2014
Have you ever wanted to create a fun game that people all around the country could play? Now is your chance!
This spring, in time for Earth Day, Cyberchase will premiere its first-ever one-hour special, “The Cyberchase Movie,” which focuses on natural habitats and the impact of habitat loss. In preparation for the launch of this movie, we are inviting Cyberchase fans to create fun real-world games focusing on one of the following environmental themes presented in Cyberchase Season 9:
*ecosystems and natural habitats
*solar power
*trash reduction—reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost
Up to five winners will have their real-world games featured on the Cyberchase website—for millions of kids to play—and will be eligible for a $500 prize.
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Grants for Grades PreK-6 Teachers
Deadline: May 2, 2014
The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for teachers seeking to improve their understanding and appreciation of mathematics by completing course work in school mathematics content and pedagogy working toward an advanced degree, and taking an active professional approach toward teaching mathematics.
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State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grants
Deadline: May 2, 2014
Four million dollars will be granted to quality, youth-led service-learning initiatives throughout the United States. Grants range from $25,000 to $100,000. Each grant request must focus in one of the priority issue areas. Applying organizations must be a public K-12, charter, or higher education institution within the United States.  Non-profit organizations are also eligible if they are able to demonstrate how they plan to impact student achievement in public K-12 schools.
Apply now!

Advanced Placement (AP) Test Fee Program
Deadline: May 8, 2014
The Advanced Placement (AP) Test Fee program awards grants to eligible State educational agencies (SEAs) to enable them to pay all or a portion of advanced placement test fees on behalf of eligible low-income students who (1) are enrolled in an advanced placement course and (2) plan to take an advanced placement exam. The program is designed to increase the number of low-income students who take advanced placement tests and receive scores for which college academic credit is awarded.
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Dow’s STEMtheGAP™ Teacher Challenge
Deadline: May 16, 2014
You could receive a $1,000 grant for your students just by sharing your best ideas for improving STEM education in America schools. Click on the link below to find out more, and to discover how you can help us build a STEM-strong future.
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Entertainment Software Association Grants and Scholarships
Scholarship Program deadline: May 15, 2014
Grants deadline: May 28, 2014

The Entertainment Software Association Foundation (ESAF), the video game industry’s philanthropic arm, is accepting applications for its 2014 grant and scholarship programs. These programs provide valuable resources to nonprofits and teachers who leverage interactive entertainment software to enhance youth education, and to students pursuing a career in the video game industry.
Scholarship Program!
Grants Application!

National Weather Association Invites Applications for K-12 Meteorological Education Projects
Deadline: June 1, 2014
For the 2014-15 school year, the program will award grants of up to $750 to help teachers purchase scientific materials for their classroom, school, or community; begin new school or community science outreach and education programs; enhance or expand existing meteorology/science education programs; and/or attend accredited courses, workshops, or conferences related to meteorology that will significantly enhance their teaching activities. Priority will be given to projects that show the most creativity and have the greatest potential for impact.
Teachers, program directors, school district supervisors, and other individuals or groups proposing to improve the education of K-12 students in meteorology are eligible to apply.
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2014 Parent Group of the Year
Deadline: June 2, 2014
PTO Today’s Parent Group of the Year search is open to all elementary and middle school (K-8) parent groups: PTO, PTA, HSA, PTC, etc. Parent groups at other schools such as high schools may still enter, but should be aware that the main audience of PTO Today is K-8 parent groups.
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Aetna Foundation: Cultivating Healthy Communities Grants
Deadline: June 5, 2014 and July 30, 2014
This program supports local initiatives that promote eating fresh fruits and vegetables and being physically active, and target underserved, low-income and minority communities where healthy food can be difficult to buy and where social and environmental factors may limit people’s ability to be physically active. Grants are made for either $25,000 or $50,000.
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YSA’s State Farm Student Achievement Grants
Deadline: June 6, 2014
K-12 public school teachers in the United States and select Canadian provinces are invited to apply for YSA’s State Farm Student Achievement Program to implement an extended service and learning program in their classroom, school, or school district. Funding of $1,000 for one-classroom, or up to $4,000 for school districts or groups of teachers is provided, as well as training and ongoing consulting from YSA’s education experts. Learn more at:
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Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes Program
Deadline: June 12
Now through June 12, nominate a kid making a difference. Ten winners will each receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $2,500 donation to a charity of the winner’s choice. Nominate yourself or any Huggable Hero, ages 8 to 18, who provide extraordinary service in their communities or around the world.
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Arbor Brothers
Deadline: June 19, 2014
We at Arbor Brothers are pleased to announce an open invitation to all eligible nonprofits to apply for one of our 2014 grants: first-year grantees will receive $60,000 in unrestricted cash as well as 200-300 hours of Arbor Brothers capacity-building consulting.  Grants are renewable for up to three years, totaling $250,000 in cash and 500+ hours of additional support.
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Best Buy 21st Century Grants
Deadline: June 27, 2014
The Best Buy Community Grants Program promotes programs that give teens ages 13-18 the opportunity to develop 21st century technology skills and inspire future education and career choices. Eligible programs are within 50 miles of a Best Buy facility, serve a diverse population, and deliver community-based programs during out-of-school time. Grants average $5,000 and do not exceed $10,000.
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William T. Grant Foundation Accepting Nominations for 2014 Scholars Program
Deadline: July 9, 2014
The William T. Grant Foundation’s Scholars Program supports promising early-career researchers from diverse disciplines who have demonstrated success in conducting high-quality research and are seeking to further develop and broaden their expertise.
Proposed research projects must be focused on youth between the ages of 5 of 25 in the United States and aim to increase understanding of the programs, policies, and practices needed to reduce inequality in youth outcomes as well as the use of research evidence in policy and practice. Candidates are nominated by a supporting institution and must submit five-year research plans that demonstrate creativity, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to continued professional development.
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2015 Global High School Prize
Deadline: July 14, 2014
Realize Your School’s Energy and Sustainability Dream. The prestigious Zayed Global High School Prize awards $100,000 to 5 high schools annually for the purpose of realizing an energy or sustainability project.
Apply now!

2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize
Deadline: July 17
High Schools from around the world are requested to submit a business case for how they would use funds of $100,000 to raise awareness on the importance of sustainability and improving the school’s environmental footprint. Up to 5 High Schools from 5 different world regions will be chosen as the recipients of this year’s annual award, including one school in North America.
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Summer of Service Awards
Deadline: July 31, 2014
The Summer of Service Awards recognize young change-makers, ages 5-18, who are creating positive change through volunteering and service. Winners receive a $1,000 award to assist them in continuing their good work.
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Mockingbird Foundation
Deadline: August 1, 2014
The Mockingbird Foundation offers competitive grants to schools and nonprofit organizations for music education for children. Mockingbird primarily seeks projects that encourage and foster self-esteem and creative expression in any musical form.
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GreenWorks! Environmental Education Grant
Deadline: Septermber 20, 2014
Do you have an idea for a school/community native plant garden, a forest improvement project, a streamside restoration plan, a recycling program, or energy conservation project for your students?  Need funds to implement it?  Apply for a Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! grant!
Apply now!

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)
Deadline: October 3, 2014
PAESMEM recognizes individuals for their mentoring of persons from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, persons from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, and early career scientists and engineers. Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for “Individual” and “Organizational” PAESMEM awards. Individuals and organizations in all public and private sectors are eligible including industry, academia, K-12, military and government, non-profit organizations, and foundations. Each award will be $10,000 each!
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American Honda Foundation
Deadline: Multiple
American Honda Foundation are accepting applications from nonprofit organizations and schools for programs or projects that support the teaching of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Application for environmental projects, job training, and literacy programs will also be considered. The foundation accepts applications on a quarterly basis.
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Gray Notes Grants
Deadline: Multiple
The Ray C. Anderson Foundation awards a number of grants annually to local, regional and national nonprofit environmental organizations that are providing real world, real time solutions that support sustainability in all of its elements; environmental, economic and social. Grants awarded to environmental initiatives and nonprofits are capped at $25,000. Most range in the amount of $2,000 to $25,000. Grant inquiries are accepted throughout the year. Grants are awarded twice per year, in June and December.
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The Nation’s Premier Environmental Leadership Program
Deadline: Rolling
The world-renown Student Climate & Conservation Congress offers an extraordinary week of learning and leadership training for students entering 9th to 12th grade next fall. Read more for more information and apply now!

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Deadline: Rolling
HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) is a non-profit medical research organization that is helping to enhance science education at all levels and maintain the vigor of biomedical science worldwide. HHMI provides an online catalogue where K-12 teachers can browse and order from a variety of award-winning publications, videos, and materials - all free.
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RGK Foundation Accepting Proposals for 2013 Grants Cycle
Deadline: Rolling
The Austin-based 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 foundation’s community grants support a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs.
Apply now!

Lockheed Martin Corporation Grant
Deadline: Rolling
The Lockheed Martin Corporation is providing grants to nonprofits and K-12 schools that propose projects involving STEM education or community outreach.
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Wish You Well Foundation
Deadline: Rolling
The Wish You Well Foundation provides literacy and education grants to organizations that support family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Grants range from range from $200 to $10,000, and requests are accepted on an ongoing basis.
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DataStreme Atmosphere Science Education
Deadline: Rolling
DataStreme Atmosphere is an AMS major pre-college teacher enhancement initiative to train weather education resource teachers. The program shows how to teach K-12 science, mathematics, and technology using weather.
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Ward’s Science
Deadline: Rolling
Provides complimentary grant-writing and support for teachers, schools, and districts to help them find and apply for funding for STEM.
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Free Resources and Field Trips

Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development
Deadline: Rolling
This programs connect youth to the resources of Cornell University and the land-grant system, strengthening the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs and problem-solvers. This free resource starts end of summer or early fall and is great for school planting projects.
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Partner with CityScience for a one to three year engagement of school transformation and professional development. Create a long-lasting relationship to better science education in your school. Click here!

Out of School Time learning that connects learning to the daily lives of students. David Gelman After-School Coordinator