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: August 14, 2014

Free STEM Grant Writing Resources

Free funding and grants consultant, Rusti Berent, Ph.D., VWR Science Education
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Columbia University Summer Research Program for Science Teachers

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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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TASC
This funding opportunities database 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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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

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!
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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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Lowe’s Toolbox for Education
Deadline: October 15, 2014
One-year grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of projects that have a permanent impact on a school community such as a facility enhancement (indoor or outdoor) or landscaping/clean-up project. In addition, Toolbox grants can be used as part of a large-scale project like the construction of playground as long as the funds are used to complete a phase of the project within twelve months of the grant award.
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Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program
Deadline: October 15, 2014
The Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program supports non-profit grassroots, constituent-led organizations across the country that are using direct action, grassroots community-organizing strategies to accomplish their goals. Proposals should align with the Foundation’s broad interests in social justice, environmental justice and sustainable food systems. They fund organizations with budgets of $500,000 or less. Grant awards are up to $20,000 for a one-year period.
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Youth Incentive Award
Deadline: November 1, 2014
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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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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Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL®
National Child Care Teacher Awards

Deadline: December 8, 2014
This award acknowledges the critical role of child care teachers in providing quality early care and education. Child care teachers from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and on U.S. Miltary bases and installations around the world are invited to apply. Fifty teachers are selected for their commitment and dedication to the children they serve. As a part of the application process, each applicant is asked to design a classroom enhancement project for the children they teach illustrating the educational, social, and emotional benefits of the project. A committee of early childhood educators and specialists review the applications. Award recipients receive $1,000 - $500 for the teacher’s personal use and $500 to implement the project.
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ING Unsung Heroes Awards Program
Deadline: April 30, 2015
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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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.
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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)

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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