Classroom Grants

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Join the Green Schools Alliance to gain access to great resources for curriculum and tools to green your school.

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.

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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.

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Northrop Grumman Foundation
Deadline: June 12, 2015
The Northrop Grumman Foundation is welcoming submissions for its Fab School Labs online contest, a program that provides public middle schools with an opportunity to make their dreams of a state-of-the-art science lab a reality with grants of up to $100,000.
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Gray Notes Grants
Deadline: June 15, 2015
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.
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Zayed 2015 Global High School Prize
Deadline: June 22, 2015
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.
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Crayola Creative Leadership Grants
Deadline: June 22, 2014
The 2015 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.
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William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Program
Deadline: July 8, 2015
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. They accept Scholars applications on all three topics: 1) reducing inequality, 2) understanding the use of research evidence, and 3) understanding social settings.
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Elmer’s Teacher Tool Kit Application
Deadline: July 15, 2015
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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2016 Global Youth Service Day Lead Agency Grants
Deadline: July 31, 2015
Join the largest coalition in the country of organizations mobilizing youth to serve their communities. The program offers organizations funding up to $3,000 provided by State Farm, capacity-building training, and ongoing consultancy to lead high-impact, high-visibility youth service activities and celebration events for GYSD (April 15-17, 2016).
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Mockingbird Foundation
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.
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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.
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GreenWorks! Environmental Education Grant
Deadline: Septermber 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!
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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, we launched Field Trip Grants in 2007. Since then, we’ve 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. We accept grant applications between noon CST Aug. 1 and noon CST Sept. 30.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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National Weather Association Grants/Scholarship Applications
Deadline: Multiple
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.
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Home Depot Community Impact Grants
Deadline: Rolling
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.
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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.
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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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GYSD Community Partner program
Deadline: Rolling
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.
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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.
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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.
Contact: Rusti Berent, Ph.D. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development
Deadline: Rolling
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.
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Out of School Time learning that connects learning to the daily lives of students. David Gelman After-School Coordinator