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DonorsChoose connects donors to classrooms in need of materials.
Think It Up allows students and teachers to work together to develop projects that draw on students’ passions and help them pursue their educational goals.
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.
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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.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation provides funding through the Hudson River Estuary Grant Program to conduct research and planning or implement programs and projects to help achieve the six benefits outlined in the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda: clean water; resilient communities; a vital estuarine ecosystem; conservation of fish, wildlife and their habitats; waterway access; preservation of the river’s natural scenery; and enhanced opportunities for education, river access, recreation, and inspiration.
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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Deadline: May 1, 2016
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.
The Paradigm Challenge
Deadline: May 1, 2016
Each participant in the Paradigm Challenge is part of a movement to reduce injuries and fatalities from home fires. The 100 teams with the best ideas to prevent injuries and fatalities from home fires will win cash prizes of up to $100,000 that they can save for college and/or use to chase their dreams.
American Honda Foundation
Deadline: May 1, 2016
The American Honda Foundation engages in grant-making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. They support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.
National Environmental Education Foundation ‘Every Day Capacity Building Grants’
Deadline: May 2, 2016
Our nation’s public lands need our support every day. With stretched budgets and limited staff, land managers at federal, state and local public lands need all the help they can get. That help often comes from nonprofit organizations whose missions are focused on serving public land sites in the nation and the improvement and responsible use of those sites. Sometimes these organizations are called Friends Groups, sometimes Cooperating Associations, sometimes, simply a partner. They are invaluable in supporting, promoting and helping maintain public lands. Every Day Capacity Building Grants provide Friends Groups with grant funds of up to $5,000 to help build their capacity to serve public lands.
Tomodachi Toshiba Science & Technology Leadership Academy
Deadline: May 4, 2016
The TOMODACHI Toshiba Science & Technology Leadership Academy is an annual one-week, cross-cultural Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) exchange and leadership program for 16 high school students and eight teachers from Japan and the U.S. In August, program participants from both countries will work together in Tokyo 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 students and teachers will work in teams to develop proposed solutions to these problems using learning experiences that are central to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the engineering design process.
William T. Grant Research Grants
Deadline: May 5, 2016
These grants fund research that increases understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes and the use of research evidence in policy and practice. The research should contribute to a body of useful knowledge to improve the lives of young people. Grants typically range from $100,000 to $600,000 and cover two to three years of support.
2016 Hudson Data Jam Competition
Deadline: May 6, 2016
The Hudson River Valley is one of the most inspirational and influential regions in our country. The National Park Service called it “the landscape that defined America.” This vital environmental and cultural resource has also been intensely studied for decades by scientists. Yet despite the tremendous insight gained and great discoveries made about the Hudson, many of the river’s stories are not well known by the people who call the Hudson River Valley home. That’s why the Hudson Data Jam Competition is looking for new, creative ways to present data-based stories about this ‘defining’ river and its watershed. Students will use at least one data set to create a graphic, rap song, sculptures, puppet shows, children’s book—your imagination is the limit! Cash prizes of $500, $300, and $100 will be awarded to the top projects at both the middle-school and high-school levels.
Grants for Grades PreK-8 Teachers
Deadline: May 6, 2016
The purpose of these grants 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. Click the following link to check out available grants with applications due in May.
2016 Parent Group of the Year
Deadline: June 1, 2016
We want to shine a spotlight on the great, often under-appreciated, work being done by parent groups at elementary and middle schools across the country. Enter in as many categories as you’d like; we’ll automatically consider you for the National Parent Group of the Year and Judge’s Choice awards.
Gray Family Foundation ‘Outdoor School’
Deadline: June 15, 2016
Since 2007, the Gray Family has supported students and teachers in connecting with outdoor environments through a variety of environmental literacy experiences. The Environmental Education Program seeks to encourage a strong local land ethic, sustainable communities, and stewardship of the natural environment by citizens throughout Oregon. The Foundation is committed long term to institutionalizing a series of age-appropriate experiences that build a sense of place and responsibility toward Oregon and the region.
Crayola Creative Leadership Grants
Deadline: June 20, 2016
The 2016 program provides grants for innovative, creative leadership team building within elementary schools. Apply now for the opportunity to receive a grant for building your school’s creative capacity. Each grant-winning school (up to 20 grants awarded) receives $2,500 and Crayola products valued at $1,000.
Zayed 2016 Global High School Prize
Deadline: June 27, 2016
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.
Best Buy 21st Century Grants
Deadline: June 29, 2016
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.
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.
Karma for Cara Foundation Microgrants
As part of their efforts to support youth volunteerism, the Karma for Cara Foundation started a microgrant program to encourage kids 18 and under to apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities, such as turning a vacant lot into a community garden, rebuilding a school playground, or helping senior citzens get their homes ready for winter.
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.
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