NOTE: All grant proposals that are submitted by schools and Central Offices must follow the AACPS Grant Approval Process. This includes the submission of a signed Intent to Apply Form prior to submission of the grant proposal to the funder.
The National Gardening Association seeks proposals for the 2014 Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant. The grant provides program funding and supplies to begin or sustain garden programming for youth.
Nonprofits, schools, and youth programs with 15 or more participants ages 3-18.
Fifty winners will receive a $500 gardening package including: $400 in supplies and $100 in funding for soil, plants, and other locally sourced items.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology requests applications for the Celebrate Urban Birds minigrants program. The program seeks to help fund creative neighborhood events that integrate the arts, greening, birds, and community involvement.
The Institute for Museum and Library Services seeks to support projects that address challenges faced by the museum, library, and/or archive fields, and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields.
Units of state and local governments and private nonprofits organizations.
The American Association of School Librarians requests proposals for its Innovative Reading Grants program. The program supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children that motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers.
Individuals. Applicants must be a personal member of the AASL.
THe General Mills Foundation, in collaboration with the American Dietetic Association Foundation and the Presidenta Council on Physical Fitness and Sports request grants for its Champions for Kids program. The purpose of the program is to support sustainable, effective programs working to improve nutrition and physical fitness behaviors for youth.
National Science Teachers Association Invites Entries for Shell Science Lab Challenge.
Middle and high school science teachers(grades 6-12) with special attention to urban and underrepresented groups.
More than $93,000 in lab makeover prizes will be awarded to the eighteen winning schools. All winners will receive science lab equipment, cash grants, membership to the NSTA, and support to attend NSTA conference on science education.
The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, National PTA, and Discovery Education launched the Smart from the Start initiative, an early childhoood education program that offers critical healthy living resources to preschoolers and their families as part of the Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action.
Early childhood education centers and elementary schools in the U.S. that offer a preK program.
Grand prize winner $20,000.
Ten runners-up receive $2,500.
Each winning school receives a prize pack for preK curriculum.
Vernier Software & Technology solicits applicants for its 2014 Engineering Contest. The contest seeks to recognize STEM educators for introducing students to engineering concepts and practices through innovative uses of Vernier sensors.
Current instructors of engineering or STEM subjects in middle school, high school, or college.
Grants consist of $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier technology, and $1,500 toward expenses to attend the 2014 National Science Teacher's Association STEM conference.
The 2013-2014 Mini-Grants Program for Community Engagement and Restoration is designed to engage Maryland citizens in activities that raise public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers.
Support for children in the areas of health and wellness such as childhood disease research foundations, child safety organizations and organizations that serve children with special needs. Our goal is to provide grants to help many programs that are working hard to make the world a healthier and happier place for kids.
There is a preference for funding requests that have a permanent impact such as facility enhancement (both indoor and outdoor) as well as landscaping/clean up type projects. Projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit will be favored. Please note the grant money cannot be used to pay for memorials, stipends, salaries, artists in residence, field trips, scholarships, or third party funding. Only 10% of any award granted can be used toward outside resources such as labor, installation, consultation and delivery.
Any individual public K-12 school or non-profit parent group associated with that public K-12 school. Parent groups that are applying (PTO, PTA, etc.) must have an independent EIN and official 501c(3) status from the IRS. If your group does not have 501c(3) status, please apply through your school. Pre-schools are not eligible.
Between $2,000 and $5,000 per school is available. Lowe's will donate up to $5 million to schools and school parent teacher groups at as many as 1,000 different schools during the school year.
The requested grant amount must be between $2,000 and $5,000.
Are you an educator with a class project that is short on funding but long on potential? Do you know a teacher looking for grant dollars? ING Unsung Heroes® could help you turn great ideas into reality for students.
For more than 15 years, and with more than $4 million in awarded grants, ING 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.
Grants are given to K-12 educators utilizing new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning.
Each year, educators submit applications for an ING Unsung Heroes grant by describing projects they have initiated or would like to pursue. Each project is judged on its:
•Ability to positively influence the students
All K-12 education professionals are eligible. Specifically, these individuals must be:
•Employed by an accredited K-12 public or private school located in the United States
•Full-time educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, or classified staff with effective projects that improve student earning
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.
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation created a funding initiative called Minigrants, through which awards of $500 are given to public schools and public libraries for projects that foster creative expression, working together and interaction with a diverse community.
Public schools and public libraries are eligible for the EJK Minigrant Program. Preschool Head Start programs are also invited to apply for Minigrants. Only public organizations are eligible.
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund provides funding for incremental programming and facilities for youth baseball and softball programs, not for normal operating expenses or as a substitute for existing funding or fundraising activitites.
Tax-exempt organizations, such as municipalities and school districts; and 501(c)(3) organizations.
The Mini Grant Program for Environmental Education is designed to engage citizens and students in activities that raise public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers.
Public and Independent Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary Schools
The Mini Grant Program for Tree Planting Projects is designed to increase the number of trees planted in AAC and to engage AAC citizens in tree planting activities that raise public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers.
Public and Independent Higher Educational Institutions,Municipal,County,Regional,State, and Federal Public Agencies, and 501(c)3 Private Nonporfit Organizations
The Foundation for Bluegrass Music accepts applications for its Bluegrass in the Schools Mini-Grant program. The program provides support for educational in-school programs that present bluegrass music.
eGenio seeks applications for its Dreams Matching Grant Program. The program provides 1:1 matching grants for projects that advance technology and foster improved outcomes for all students in the school and community through the use of eGenio.
The NEA Foundation Institute for Innovation in Teaching and Learning is a structured learning experience that supports local unions and school district leaders' collaborative efforts to improve education.
Cognizant requests proposals for its 2013 Making the Future education initiative. The initiative seeks to inspire children with a passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through afterschool programs.
Schools and nonprofit organizations.
Grants fund tools, materials, and instructor stipends for programs.
Earthwatch is looking for teachers who are adventures and innovative with an interest in natural and cultutral conservation, sustainability, and life long learning.
A K12 classroom educator
Passionate about teaching
Looking to learn more about environmental issues
Excited to collaborate with a team of teachers
Committed to engaging your students and school community
Interested in how scientific research is conducted
NEA Learning and Leadership grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals. Decisions regarding the content of the professional growth activities must be based upon an assessment of student work undertaken with colleagues, and must be integrated into the institutional planning process.
Applicants must be practicing U.S. public school teachers in grades PreK-12 or public school education support professionals.
$2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study.
The Guitar Center provides support for music education. The center seeks to inspire creativity and personal expression, build self-esteem, and teach cooperation and team building from playing music together.
501(c)(3) organizations that support music education; and music educators.
Old National Bank provides Strategic Grants to support education, specifically:
* Youth and adult literacy/reading programs;
*Early childhood development programs;
*Academic achievement programs;
*Cultural education and diversity awareness;
*Tutoring and mentoring programs;and
*College preparation programs.
Nonprofit organizations located in or provide service to communities within ONB's footprint.
EPS' School Speciality's Literacy and Intervention Division solicts applications for the EPS RTI Grant Program. The program seeks to assist school districts in the development and improvement of their Response to Intervention programs.
Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide K-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning opportunities for their students. The Kids In Need Foundation helps to engage students in the learning process by supporting our most creative and important educatioal resource - our nation's teachers.
All certified K-12 teachers in the U.S. are eligible.
Teacher Grant awards range from $100 to $500 each and are used to finance creative classroom projects.
The Amateur Radio Relay League Foundation offers grants to educators and youth for its Victor Clark Youth Incentive Program, which is intended to promote participation in amateur radio by youth ages 18 and younger.
High school radio clubs, youth groups, and general-interest radio clubs that sponsor youth groups.
The Mockingbird Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization created by fans of the Rock Bank Phish, annually provides competitive grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations and public schools for children's music education programs.
The foundation is interested in programs targeting children 18 years of age or younger, but will consider projects that benefit college students, teachers,instrumentation, vocalization, or improvisation. Also, encourages applications associated with diverse or unusual musical styles, genres, forms, and philosophies.
Grants ranging between $100 and $5,000 will be awarded to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, organizations with an eligible fiscal sponsor, and public schools.
The Alibris Collection Award is an annual grant of books to an academic, public, special, or K-12 library supporting specific collection development projects that advance the mission, priority areas, and goals of the selected library.
The Fender Music Foundation supports: (1) in-school music classes in which students make music; (2) afterschool music programs that are not run by the school; and (3) musica therapy programs in which the participants make music.
Public schools and 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible.
Most awards are in the form of instruments and equipment needed to use for the instruments. Average value ranges from $500 to $5,000.