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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.
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.
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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The NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants
Deadline: February 1, 2016
The NEA Foundation’s Learning & Leadership Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education. Grants are awarded to individuals to fund fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institute, conferences, or action research or to groups to fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff.
Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Watershed Education Grant Program
Deadline: February 1, 2016
This program supports Watershed Education projects for Pre-K through 12th-grade students and their teachers in the West-of-Hudson Watershed or in the five boroughs of New York City. The purpose of the Watershed Education Grant Program is to support realistic and achievable educational programs and projects that increase awareness of the New York City Water Supply System, and the human and natural history of the Catskill-Delaware Watershed, which is the source of up to 90% of the City’s water supply. The grant program seeks to increase communication and understanding among residents of New York City and its WOH Watershed. Fresh water, the NYC Water Supply, and the WOH Watershed, MUST be an integral part of any proposal.
Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb Garden Grants
Deadline: February 1, 2016
Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb garden grants provide tools and resources to help communities reach their goals for neighborhood beautification, community collaboration and healthy, sustainable food resources.
PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators Program
Deadline: February 8, 2016
If you are creatively integrating digital media and technology in your classroom, we encourage you to apply to the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program. This yearlong professional development program is designed to reward, foster and grow a community of 100 tech-savvy educators making an impact in their classrooms. Acceptance into this program offers access to exclusive virtual trainings and resources; exposure to innovative instructional strategies, best practices, and tools that can be immediately applied to the classroom; national recognition in press and marketing communications; and membership into a robust professional learning community.
Lowe’s Toolbox for Education
Deadline: February 12, 2016
This year, as a foundation, we are challenging ourselves to seek ways to provide the tools that help our educators and parent groups through today’s challenging times efficiently, while providing the greatest impact, with basic necessities taking priority. Raise up to $5,000 for your school in minutes.
American Electric Power
Deadline: February 26, 2016
American Electric Power is accepting applications from pre-K-12 teachers for mini grants to support funding for classroom projects during the 2016-17 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.
Opal Makes A Difference Initiative
Deadline: February 27, 2016
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.
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