Grant & Funding Opportunities with Deadlines

Association of American Educators Foundation Classroom Grants
Closes:  March 1, 2017

Abstract
This program is open to any K-12 classroom teachers  Grant amounts range up to $500.  For more information see the American Association of Educators grant page.
 

Direct Package Teacher Grants
Closes:  March 10, 2017

Abstract
The Direct Package Teacher Grants program provides grant funds of up to $1,000 for three chosen applicants.  Proposed projects must address technology or a strongly technology-related area.  For more information and applications go to the Direct Packages Teacher web page.
 

 
Grant & Funding Opportunities without Deadlines

ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grants
Closing Date: Open


Abstract
Since 2008, over 600 high school chemistry teachers received ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grants to support ideas that enhance classroom learning, foster student development, and reveal the wonders of chemistry.  Grants are up to $1,500.  Individuals interested in this grant opportunity should visit the American Chemical Society website for more information.
 

 
Adopt-a-Classroom Program
Closing Date: Open
 
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This program requires teachers to register at the Adopt-a-Classroom website.  Classrooms can be adopted by an individual, small business, corporation or a foundation.  Once adopted, teachers receive a $500.00 credit to purchase items to enrich and extend learning opportunities for their students.  The credit can go toward the purchase of classroom technology, books or other materials.  Teachers assist in soliciting their own sponsors within their communities by downloading and distributing program flyers or through personalized email from the Adopt-a-Classroom program website.  Sponsors receive information about their adopted classroom and the impact their donation has on instruction. Information about this program is available at the Adopt-a-Classroom website.
 

The Awesome Foundation Grants Program
Closing Date:  Monthly

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The Awesome Foundation provides funding to conserve, sustain, and support the worldwide ecosystem of awesomeness.  Past projects funded include a wide range of areas including technology, arts, social good and more.  Interested applicants can obtain more information at The Awesome Foundation website.

 

Box Tops for Education Program
Closing Date: Open

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The Box Tops for Education Program allows administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community members to go online register, select a school and go shopping.  Purchasing selected products adds points to the selected school account.  Shopper's cards, such as Kroger, can be pre-loaded with point values for purchasing selected products.  Three points yield approximately $1.00 for the school.  Points can the be redeemed for educational products.  Interested individuals can obtain more information and register on the Reward Your School website.


Campbell's Labels for Education Program
Closing Date: Open

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Labels for Education a fun and easy program where families and members of the community work together to “Earn Free Stuff” for their school,  By collecting UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from over 2,500 participating products, supplementing your earnings through the eLabels for Education℠ program and with our bonus offers, your school earns points that can be redeemed for Arts, Athletics, and Academics merchandise.  Interested persons can check out their catalog and register their classroom and school by visiting the Campbell's Labels for Education website.

CCBD Practitioner Support Program Grants
Closing Date:  Open

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The Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders Foundation Practitioner Support Program recognizes professionals who apply their knowledge and skills to improve the academic, social, emotional, and community outcomes for children and youth with behavioral disorders. Each year the CCBD Foundation will awards up to $500 to help one or more applicants implement a high quality practice or program in an educational setting that directly serves these students.  Persons interested in learning more about this grant opportunity should visit the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders Foundation website.

 

Class Wish
Closing Date: Open

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With Class Wish, teachers and school organizations can create a wish list of the supplies you need for your classrooms. Class Wish then helps you spread the word to parents and other supporters.  Visitors see exactly what is needed and how they can help.  Many companies match employee contributions, and that can double the funding.  Donors can see on your Wish List which supplies you received.  Interested teachers, principals, and PTA/PTOs can obtain further information from the Class Wish website.

 
 

Donors Choose Program
Closing Date: Open
Abstract
DonorsChoose.org is a program that matches donors with classroom needs.  The program requires teachers to register at the DonorsChoose.org website.  Teachers post their classroom needs to the website and donors across the United States can select or adopt one or more projects for funding.  In return for funding a project teachers must submit photos of the project in use and thank-you notes from their students.  These are then sent to the project's donors. Teachers may submit multiple projects for funding.  Information about this program is available at the  Donors Choose  website.

EcoPhones Fund-Raising Program
Closing Date: Open
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The EcoPhones Fund-Raising Program assists schools in raising funds from recycling cell phones.  EcoPhones will pay organizations up to $100.00 for each used digital cell phone they turn in to recycle.  No buying or selling is involved.  A free marketing kit is provided by EcoPhones to lauch school community cell phone recycling programs.  After schools have collected a box of cell phones EcoPhones will pick them up at no cost and a check will arrive within 60-days after pickup.  Interested schools can obtain information at the EcoPhones Recycling Program website.

Educational Resources Micro-Grants 
Closing Date: Open
Abstract
The Educational Resources Micro-Grants program provides funding to schools for the use of technology to advance student learning.  Micro-Grants will be awarded to schools that are focused on using technology to enhance classroom learning and improve student achievement through the use of technology.  To be considered for a Micro-Grant, requests must be made online.  Grant applications require a 250-word essay, detailing why and how you plan to implement the technology in the classroom. This grant opportunity may change as frequently as every month, so interested individual should check this site frequently.   One entry per school building is allowed for each Micro-Grant.  Applications will be reviewed and awarded weekly.  Award recipients will be contacted by a representative from Educational Resources.  For further information go to the Educational Resources Mico-Grant website.
 

Ezra Jack Keats Mini-grant Program
Closing Date: Open
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The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers mini-grants of $500 to Public Schools and Public Libraries for programs that encourage literacy and creativity in children.  Programs relating to the work of Ezra Jack Keats (writer and illustrator) are welcome but not required.  Creative programs funded in the past have included (1) ongoing pen-pal projects bringing disparate communities together, (2) multi-cultural portraits culuminating in art shows, murals, or quilts, (3) bookmaking, (4) creation and performance of puppet shows, and (5) inter-generational journals .  For more information about this grant go to the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation website.

Funding Factory
Closing Date:  Open

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From Environmental Reclamation Services, LLC, FundingFactory is a free fundraising by recycling program for schools, nonprofits, and charities. Participating organizations can earn points redeemable for cash or new technology by recycling empty printer cartridges, cell phones, and other small electronics from their communities and supporters.  For more information about this opportunity go to the Funding Factory website.

Harnisch Foundation
Closing Date:  Open

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The Harnisch Foundation is seeking applications for its Awesome without Borders grants program.  The program supports projects that demonstrate: (unusually creative solutions to unsolved problems; simple answers to big challenges, and the power of love in action and a contagious passion for the project.  Grants are funded up to $1,000.  Interested individuals can obtain more information at The Harnisch Foundation website.

 

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Grants
Closing Date: Open

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Jo-Ann Fabric  and Craft Stores accepts proposals that provides support for heart health, arts, and education.  Additional information can be obtained by visiting the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Website.

 

Kinko's Educator Savings Program
Closing Date: Open
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The Kinko's Educator Savings Program attempts to assist teachers in purchasing supplies for their classrooms.  Through the program school administrators and classroom teachers can save 20% on most Kinko's products and services such as black and white printing, oversized copies, posters, signs, banners, etc.  To participate administrators and teachers can obtain a brochure and free discount cards at participating Kinko's locations.  Interested teachers can also obtain cards and information at the Kinko's educator website.

Mackin's Funds 4 Books Program
Closing Date: Open
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Mackin's Funds4Books is an innovative online fundraising program for your library, school or district. Parents, grandparents, friends, businesses and community organizations can donate money to your school for library or classroom materials. Unlike other fundraisers,100% of all donations are for you to spend at Mackin. With Funds4Books, you can expand or improve your library collection, create a leveled literacy library for your school, build classroom libraries.  Interested individuals can find more information at the Mackin Funds4Books website. 

NASA Explorer Schools Project Grants
Closing Date:  Open

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NASA's Explorer Schools Project offers free online resources to help science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators inspire and engage future scientists, engineers, and technicians. The Project gives educators of grades 4-12 access to NASA’s people, missions, research, and facilities. Free materials include online videos, training materials, lessons, live chats, and collaboration tools.  Additional information is available at the NASA Education website.

Pets in the Classroom Grants
Closing Date:  Open

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The Pets Care Trust grants  to K-6 teachers in the United States who wish to teach students about caring for pets.  In order to receive a grant, teachers must shop at a local pet supply store. Grant certificates will be distributed in the amounts of $50, $100, or $150 and may be used to purchase new pets, pet environments, or pet food and supplies for existing classroom pets. Additional information may be found at the Pet Care Trust website.

 

PledgeCents
Closing Date:  Open

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PledgeCents is a crowd funding site for classrooms. You post a cause and the amount needed for the project. Regardless of whether the goal is met or not, you will be able to keep the funds to put towards the project.  Additional information is available at the PledgeCents website.



 
Ready Classroom
Closing Date:  Open

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Discovery Education is offering free online resources to prepare K-12 classrooms for various emergencies, including earthquakes, extreme heat, floods, hurricanes, landslides, thunderstorms, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, wildfires, and winter storms. The site also offers downloads for an emergency plan worksheet, emergency supply kit checklist, and H1N1 resources.  Interested staff can obtain additional information at the Discovery Education website.

 

Scholastic Reading Club Program
Closing Date:  Open

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With Scholastic Reading Clubs, teachers register their classroom/school and flyers are sent to the teacher.  Flyers are then sent home with the student.  Parents who purchase books for their student(s) give points to the classroom/school.  The school then can order new books and supplies from Scholastic.  For more information check out the Scholastic Reading Club website.

Staples Recycle for Education Program
Closing Date: Open
Abstract
Started in July 2003, Staples established the Recycle for Education program to encourage ink cartridge recycling.  This is a nationwide program.  Staples, Inc. will donate $1 to public schools for every eligible ink cartridge they receive.  They will provide prepaid postage for shipping the cartridges and an account number to schools in order to monitor the status of reimbursement checks and collection counts.  This is open to parents and teachers.  They can log onto their website to register their school.  Interested teachers can review program information by going to the Stapes Recycle for Education program website.

 

Supply Our Schools
Closing Date:  Open

Abstract
Supply Our Schools works much like Donors Choose.  Teachers register their classrooms online and indicate what they need.  The program specifically targets schools with higher free and reduced lunch percentages.  Donors supply funds for items that are needed in classrooms that have registered.  Additional information can be obtained by going to the Supply Our Schools website.

 

Stepping Stone Grants
Closing Date:  Open

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The Lily Sarah Grace Foundation funds up to $450 for projects to educators.  
Open to K-5 educators in Title I schools, funded projects should utilize Arts Infused Inquiry Based Learning to teach focusing on these key competencies: creativity, critical thinking and collaboration.  For more information go to the Lily Sarah Grace Foundation website.
 


Teachers Helping Teachers Award Program
Closing Date:  Open

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The Literacy Empowerment Foundation (LEF) would like to acknowledge the many early elementary educators who help other educators. Examples of good deeds include starting a web site that shows different and exciting ways of teaching specific subjects, presenting at conferences, mentoring new teachers, or volunteering with extracurricular activities.  Individuals may nominate an educator for an award.  Every week, a new award winner will be chosen.  LEF will send each winner $100 worth of books for their school, along with a certificate that acknowledges their achievement.  For more information about this opportunity visit the Literacy Empowerment Foundation website.

 


Ward's Science Grant-Match Program
Closing Date:  Open

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This grant provides matching [meaning the school must be able to match the amount awarded] funds ranging up to $1,000 to help schools purchase science laboratory equipment and materials.  Further information is available at the Ward's Science website.   
 


WatchKnowLearn!
Closing Date: Open


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WatchKnowLearn has indexed over 20,000 educational videos and placed them into a directory of over 3,000 categories. The videos are available free to K-12 teachers and students. Users can directly access the directory or search for videos by subject and age level. Videos come with accompanying titles, descriptions, age level information, and ratings.  Individuals interested in obtaining videos can check out the WatchKnowLearn website.
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