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DonorsChoose connects donors to classrooms in need of materials.
Classwish allows teachers to provide a list of needed classroom materials and connects these lists directly to donors.
TeachersPayTeachers allows teachers to buy, sell, and share their original teaching materials directly with other teachers.
Indiegogo empowers people to activate the global community to make ideas happen.
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.
TASC provides the expanded learning time field and all those who work with young people with the latest public and private funding information, including ongoing funding sources, as well as time sensitive RFPs.
Fund your environmental project
ioby provides resources for environmental projects put together by the neighborhood based New York City communities.
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.
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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Deadline: August 1, 2015
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.
ABC Summer of Creativity Grants
Deadline: August 10
Creativity gives you the power to help shape a better world. YSA, in partnership with ABC and Disney Friends for Change, can help you create the future you imagine. Young changemakers can now apply for a $500 Summer of Creativity Grant to support a service project that makes your community greener, safer, smarter, healthier, cleaner, or fairer.
Tom’s of Maine 50 States for Good Initiative
Deadline: August 26
The Tom’s of Maine 50 States for Good initiative supports grassroots organizations throughout the country working to do good in their communities. In 2015, the program will provide grants of $20,000 each to a grassroots nonprofit organization in every state + DC. Any individual 18 years of age or older is eligible to nominate a nonprofit organization for consideration.
GreenWorks! Environmental Education Grant
Deadline: September 30, 2015
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!
Target Field Trip Grants
Deadline: September 30, 2015
It’s become increasingly difficult for schools to fund learning opportunities outside the classroom. To help them out, Target launched Field Trip Grants in 2007. Since then, Target has made it possible for millions of students to go on a field trip. As part of the program, Target stores award Field Trip Grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued up to $700. Grant applications will be accepted between noon CST Aug. 1 and noon CST Sept. 30.
Youth Incentive Award
Deadline: November 1, 2015
The Coleopterists Society, an international organization of professionals and hobbyists interested in the study of beetles, has established a program to recognize young people studying beetles. The Society has pledged to provide up to $300 each year for the Youth Incentive Award Program. Each of the two awards (Junior and Senior) is a monetary grant of $150, award recipients also will receive up to $200 (Junior Award) and $400 (Senior Award) of equipment credit from the BioQuip Products, Inc. catalog, In addition to monetary and BioQuip grants, award recipients will receive a one year subscription to the society journal, The Coleopterists Bulletin. This is for children of grades 7-12 only.
Emerging Teacher-Leaders Grants
Deadline: November 6, 2015
Grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded for the professional development of one teacher per school. Grantees will be expected to provide ongoing professional development to teachers within the school or district to strengthen their mathematical understanding and instructional practices.
Shell Science Teaching Award
Deadline: November 18, 2015
An annual program that recognizes an outstanding K-12 classroom science teacher who has had a positive impact on his or her students, school, and community through exemplary classroom science teaching.
The award includes a cash prize of $10,000 e and an all-expense-paid trip to NSTA’s national conference; two finalists will also receive all-expense-paid trips to the conference.
National Weather Association Grants/Scholarship Applications
The NWA awards scholarships and grants to undergraduate and, in some cases, graduate students majoring in meteorology or a related field. To learn more about the eligibility and application process for each, please click on the links below.
The NWA also awards Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants annually to teachers/educators of grades K–12 to help improve the education of their students, school and/or community in the science of meteorology. Please click on the Sol Hirsch Grants link below to learn more of the eligibility and application process and previous grant winners.
Home Depot Community Impact Grants
Grants, up to $5,000, are available to non-profit organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services.
The Nation’s Premier Environmental Leadership Program
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.
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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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GYSD Community Partner program
YSA invites your organization to join a global coalition that will organize Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) 17 - 19 April 2015. Through the GYSD Community Partner Program, YSA will recognize your organization and support youth development in your community.
The world’s challenges are complex and young people have the knowledge, creativity, compassion, and commitment to be a part of the solutions. Poverty, hunger, gender equality, unemployment, primary education, and climate change are among the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) youth have addressed through their GYSD events. It is vital that organizations like yours continue to activate, educate, and mentor young people with the opportunities and support they need to meet these challenges.
RGK Foundation Accepting Proposals for 2013 Grants Cycle
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.
Lockheed Martin Corporation Grant
The Lockheed Martin Corporation is providing grants to nonprofits and K-12 schools that propose projects involving STEM education or community outreach.
Wish You Well Foundation
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.
DataStreme Atmosphere Science Education
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.
Provides complimentary grant-writing and support for teachers, schools, and districts to help them find and apply for funding for STEM.
Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development
This program connects 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.
Out of School Time learning that connects learning to the daily lives of students.David Gelman After-School Coordinator