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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.
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Smithsonian Latino Center 2016 Young Ambassadors Program
Deadline: April 4, 2016
The Young Ambassadors Program (YAP) is a national program for graduating high school seniors aimed at fostering the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution and its resources. YAP is a college preparatory and leadership program encouraging participants to explore various academic and career opportunities through the lens of the Latino experience. This program receives major and continued support from Ford Motor Company Fund.
National Environmental Education Foundation Greening STEM Integration Grant for Educators
Deadline: April 5, 2016
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) believes that the natural world offers a compelling and universal context for investigations and applications of many STEM lessons. We call this approach Greening STEM, and it encourages bringing environmental topics and discussions into STEM lessons already established within a school’s curriculum. NEEF, with major funding support from the Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA), is offering funding for teachers, after-school programs, and nature organizations for projects that support the integration of Greening STEM into current or new programming or curriculum.
EPA Environmental Education Grants
Deadline: April 8, 2016
Under the Environmental Education Grants Program, EPA seeks grant proposals from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and help provide people with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment. This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques. Since 1992, EPA has distributed between $2 and $3.5 million in grant funding per year, supporting more than 3,600 grants.
Carton 2 Garden Spring 2016 Contest
Deadline: April 13, 2016
Show us your students’ creativity by re-purposing milk and juice cartons from your school cafeteria to either build or enhance your school garden. Educators can engage students in a hands-on experience creating teachable moments on environmental stewardship, sustainable packaging and healthy living. The best use of cartons in a school garden gives your school the chance to win one of 14 prizes with a grand prize valued at $5,000.
Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program
Deadline: April 15, 2016
The Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program offers general or project support to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and is the Ben & Jerry Foundation’s most competitive grant program. The foundation will make one-year grants for up to $25,000 to organizations with budgets under $500,000. Only organizations with 501(c)3 status, or who have a fiscal agent with this status are eligible to apply.
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Deadline: April 15, 2016
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited, highly diverse young people from all across America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors twenty-five outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and our environment. The top ten winners each receive a $5,000 cash award to support their service work or higher education. The primary goal of the Prize is to shine the spotlight on these amazing young people so that their stories will inspire others.
McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Teacher Development Grants
Deadline: April 15, 2016
The Teacher Development Grants support small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking k-12 classroom instruction. The grants provide opportunities for teachers to integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students. Teachers have the opportunity to reflect and write about their projects, as well as to share their results with other teachers. The Foundation awards grants to individuals in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of $30,000 over three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met.
State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grants
Deadline: April 29, 2016
Four million dollars will be granted to quality, youth-led service-learning initiatives throughout the United States. Grants range from $25,000 to $100,000. Each grant request must focus in one of the priority issue areas. Applying organizations must be a public K-12, charter, or higher education institution within the United States. Non-profit organizations are also eligible if they are able to demonstrate how they plan to impact student achievement in public K-12 schools.
Early September - winners are notified, and grant funding is received.
Van Cortlandt Park Urban Ecology Teen Internships
Deadline: April 29, 2016
Founded in 2012, Urban Ecology Teen Internship (Urban Eco-Teens) is a year-round paid internship for high school students in which new summer participants attend a rigourous college course at Lehman College, returning participants attend GIS Certificate trainings provided by NYC Parks staff, and both work outdoors with horticulturists and forest restoration staff from Van Cortlandt Park while completing labs and going on great field trips!
Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program
Deadline: April 30, 2016
For nearly 20 years, and with over $4 million in awarded grants, Unsung Heroes has proven to be an A+ program with educators. The program’s “alumni” have inspired success in the classroom and impacted countless numbers of students. Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of those are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000.
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.
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