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SCHOOL-SPECIFIC GRANT ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THE WEB Grant Wrangler Offers free access to grant postings of special interest to educators. Sign up for email alerts or get a “headline generator” widget that automatically posts grant announcements to your website. www.grantwrangler.com Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest (PND) You can get PND’s “Education Funding Watch” by email, including education Requests for Proposals (“RFP’s”) and news on education grantmakers. http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_education.jhtml Sign up for enews at left American Federation of Teachers www.aft.org Click on “Teachers” “Tools for Teachers” “Funding Opportunities” Education World Offers a biweekly newsletter with grant tips and opportunities. www.educationworld.com Click on “Administrators” “Grants Center” at left Teachers Count http://www.teacherscount.org/teacher/grants.shtml CHARITIES THAT MATCH CLASSROOMS WITH DONORS ONLINE www.donorschoose.org www.adoptaclassroom.com www.digitalwish.com
HOW TO RESEARCH FOUNDATIONS Foundation Directory Online Professional This database helps you search for information about all private foundations in the U.S. It normally requires a subscription. Free public access is available at Dayton Metro Library and other Cooperating Collections of the Foundation Center (including public libraries in Xenia and Downtown Cincinnati.) Foundation Directory Online Professional is available from any computer in the Main Library only. It is not available at branches. For guidance on using the database, ask to speak with the Grants Specialist or use this free online tutorial: http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/tutorials/fdoguidedtour www.daytonmetrolibrary.org Click on “Nonprofits and Grants” “Foundation Directory Online Professional” Free Foundation Finder This free website lookup tool provides basic information about all foundations including contact information and IRS 990-PF filings (990-PF filings list trustees and all recent grants). You can look up foundations by name, zip code, city or state. www.FoundationCenter.org/findfunders Nonprofit & Grants Website at Dayton Metro Library Not all foundations have websites, but here’s a list of those Dayton-area grantmakers who do. www.daytonmetrolibrary.org Click on “Nonprofits and Grants” “Links” Click on “Grantmakers in the Greater Dayton Area” HOW TO RESEARCH COMPANIES If your school is looking for partnerships with local businesses, you can use Reference USA to pinpoint businesses using a variety of methods including zip code, number of employees, and industry (for example, landscaping). You can access this database from anywhere using your library card.
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About This Directory: Summaries compiled June 17, 2011 by the Nonprofit & Grants Information Center at Dayton Metro Library. This listing is not guaranteed to be comprehensive. Funding priorities and policies change continually. Be sure to verify with the funding organization that all information is current. Research each unique funder carefully in order to improve your chances of grant success.
COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS IN THE GREATER DAYTON AREA A community foundation maintains charitable funds on behalf of many different individual donors. Community foundations also sometimes have a discretionary grantmaking process. Check to see if your community foundation accepts applications from schools. Centerville-Washington Foundation (affiliated with The Dayton Foundation) www.thedaytonfoundation.org/areafound.html Community Foundation for Kettering (affiliated with The Dayton Foundation) www.thedaytonfoundation.org/areafound.html Community Foundation of Miami Township (affiliated with The Dayton Foundation) www.thedaytonfoundation.org/areafound.html Dayton Foundation www.daytonfoundation.org Greene County Community Foundation www.greenegiving.org Huber Heights Community Foundation (affiliated with The Dayton Foundation) www.thedaytonfoundation.org/areafound.html Piqua Community Foundation www.piquacommunityfoundation.org Springfield Foundation www.springfieldfoundation.org Troy Foundation http://thetroyfoundation.org Vandalia-Butler Foundation (affiliated with The Dayton Foundation) www.vandalia-butlerfoundation.org Yellow Springs Community Foundation www.yscf.org
EDUCATION FOUNDATIONS IN THE GREATER DAYTON AREA Education foundations, sometimes known as local education funds, vary in their size and priorities but typically their purpose is to coordinate private fundraising for a school or district. Sometimes education foundations have a grant program for teachers in their district. Beavercreek Education Foundation Bellbrook/Sugarcreek Education Foundation Centerville City Schools Foundation Greene County School District Foundation Greeneview Education Foundation Huber Heights Athletic Foundation Kettering Education Foundation Miamisburg Schools Education Foundation Northmont Education Foundation Oakwood Schools Education Foundation West Carrollton Education Foundation Xenia Educational Endowment Fund Yellow Springs Endowment for Education
STATE AND REGIONAL GRANTMAKERS OF INTEREST TO K-12 SCHOOLS Buckeye Book Fair Grants of up to $500 in books or $500 gift cards for activities that promote reading in Ohio. Deadline September 30. www.buckeyebookfair.com/grants City of Dayton Neighborhood Mini-grants This program is designed for neighborhood improvement and the lead applicant must be a recognized City of Dayton Priority Board, Neighborhood Association or Business Association. Schools could work with one of these organizations to make improvements that will benefit students and the broader community. Grants are up to $2,000 and the competition takes place each spring. www.cityofdayton.org Click on “Departments” “Planning and Community Development” The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation DP&L Foundation annually donates more than $1 million to a variety of civic, cultural, and youth organizations, with a particular emphasis on those projects that have an educational focus. http://www.waytogo.com/community.php Dominion Dominion is an energy provider that serves and makes grants only in these Ohio counties: Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Auglaize, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Guernsey, Hardin, Holmes, Knox, Lake, Mahoning, Medina, Mercer, Monroe, Paulding, Portage, Putman, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Van Wert, Washington and Wayne. The Education program makes grants of up to $10,000 to encourage the development of new programs that will strengthen math and science education through the study of energy or the environment. Last posted deadline was May 1, 2011. http://www.dom.com/about/education/grants/index.jsp Martha Holden Jennings Foundation The Grants-To-Educators program encourages outstanding classroom or school programs across Ohio. Grants up to $3,000 are provided for PreK-12 classroom, school-wide or district-wide projects. Public and non-religious private schools working with public schools are eligible. Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed monthly (except July and December). Subscribe to receive newsletter updates about the foundation’s Grants to Educators at http://www.mhjf.org/proex.html www.mhjf.org Virginia Gay Fund Provides relief assistance to eligible retired females who were public school teachers in Ohio. Grantees are at least 55 years of age with twenty or more years of service. For information contact 750 Brooksedge Blvd., Suite 104, Westerville OH, 43081, (216) 222-8238. Greater Dayton Conference on Youth – Project 40 Awards of up to $1,000 for projects that build one of the forty Developmental Assets identified by the Search Institute. www.daytonyouthconference.org Keep Montgomery County Beautiful – Beautification Grant Up to $250 for the purchase of plants, plant materials, shrubs, trees, perennials and annuals. www.mcswd.org Click on “Keep Montgomery County Beautiful”
Learn & Serve Ohio Operates within the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and makes funds from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) available for school-based service learning. Funding is available at three levels: development grants of $3,000, implementation grants of $15,000, and model grants of $30,000. Applications are due in April. www.learnandserveohio.org Mathile Family Foundation The mission of the Mathile Family Foundation is to create opportunities for children in need by focusing support to children and their families who have already exhibited the motivation to succeed. Its grantmaking focus is to support organizations that work to achieve positive outcomes among children in need within the areas of education and health. The Foundation considers proposals for grant amounts of $1,000 and higher. Multi-year funding requests may be considered for up to three years. As a general guideline, the size of the request should be approximately 10% of the project’s budget. The Foundation’s annual reports includes grants to Dayton Public Schools, Northmont City School District, Carroll High School, Charminade Julienne Catholic High School, Brookville Local School District, Vandalia-Butler Schools, and others. www.mathilefamilyfoundation.org Montgomery County Solid Waste District – Buy Recycled Grant Supports the purchase and promotion of any type of recycled content material, such as playground surface tiles or rubber nuggets (mulch) made from recycled tires; bicycle racks, picnic tables, or benches made from recycled plastics; school supplies made from recycled materials; and recycled computers. Schools are encouraged to be creative. The Solid Waste District also offers a program called “McMRF”—Montgomery County Materials ReUse Facility. School and nonprofits can “shop” here for unwanted, yet usable, materials from individuals and businesses. www.mcswd.org Click on “Education Programs” Click on “Grants” Ohio Arts Council Schools are eligible to apply for Artist Express, Artist in Residence, and Arts Partnership. Artist Express gives an opportunity for schools with little experience with artists residencies to collaborate with an artist for one or two days in order to explore an arts discipline, while Arts Partnership supports long-term initiatives with arts learning at their core. www.oac.state.oh.us Ohio Environmental Education Fund These grants fund activities that use PreK-University environmental education to advance academic content standards. For major grants of up to $50,000 there are two deadlines per year, on or near January 15 and July 15. Minigrants of $500 to $5,000 are also available. www.epa.ohio.gov/oee PNC Foundation PNC’s Grow Up Great initiative works to improve school readiness for underserved children birth to age five in three areas: artistic and cultural experiences, social and emotional development, and teacher training. www.pnccommunityinvolvement.com
Ronald McDonald House Charities Grants are awarded to projects that directly improve the health and well being of children (ages 0-18) in the Miami Valley Region, address a significant funding or service gap, underserved population or community need, have a long-term impact, produce measurable result, and have a broad base of funding support. Deadlines for 2010 are February 1 and August 1. www.rmhcdayton.org Click on “Our Programs” Community Grants Safe Routes to School These are major grants from the Ohio Department of Transportation, made through an allocation from the federal government since 2005. The program enables community leaders, schools and parents across the United States to improve safety and encourage more children, including children with disabilities, to safely walk and bicycle to school. www.dot.state.oh.us/saferoutes Additional guidance: www.saferoutesinfo.org State Library of Ohio School libraries are eligible to apply for mini grants of up to $24,000 and full grants of more than $25,000. http://www.library.ohio.gov/lpd/lsta Vectren Foundation Provides funding within communities served by Vectren’s utility operations. One of three focus areas is Education. www.vectrenfoundation.org
NATIONAL PROGRAMS Actuarial Foundation Actuaries are business professionals who calculate the costs associated with risk, for example, for the insurance industry. The Actuarial Foundation has provided grants for math education. The grant program for 2011 has closed, but check back. The Foundation also donates copies of its “Building Your Future” financial literacy curriculum. www.actuarialfoundation.org Air Force Association/Aerospace Education Foundation Educator Grants Grants of up to $250 to promote aerospace education activities in K-12 classrooms. In 2010, the competition was open from August 1 to November 19. In 2009, 17 Ohio teachers received grants. http://www.afa.org/aef/aid/educator.asp American Association of Physics Teachers – High School Physics Teachers Grants $100 to $500 for innovative projects that will result in a better teaching practice and improve student interest in physics. AAPT membership is required. Deadline December 1. www.aapt.org/programs/grants/ American Association of School Libraries (a division of American Library Association) Various grants and awards for AASL members, including the Innovative Reading Grant of $2,500 for programs that motivate and encourage reading, especially with struggling readers. www.ala.org/aasl/ Click on “Awards and Grants” American Association of University Women Community Action Grants support efforts to engage women and girls in science, technology, engineering or math. www.aauw.org Click on “Learn” Fellowships and Grants American Chemical Society Offers High School Chemistry Grants of up to $1500. Applications are accepted from February 1 to April 1. It appears that an ACS membership is not required. www.acs.org Click on “Funding & Awards Grants American Federation of Teachers Innovation Fund The first union-led, private foundation-supported grant program to help AFT unions develop and implement bold education innovations in public schools. A new round of grantmaking will be announced in July. (Cincinnati Federation of Teachers is one AFT organization.) http://www.aft.org/innovate/ American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Classroom Grants Up to $200 for classroom projects that relate to the AIAA’s mission to foster the future aerospace workforce and advance the state of aerospace science, engineering, and technology. Quarterly deadlines. Applicants must be AIAA Educator Associate members. www.aiaa.org Click on “Students and Educators” “K-12 Programs” American Philological Association Coffin Fellowship for Travel in Classical Lands Grants for secondary school teachers of Greek or Latin to study in Classical lands. APA membership is not required. Deadline for 2011 was Jan 31. Jeffrey Brickler of Norwood, Ohio, was a recent recipient. www.apaclassics.org/education/coffin.html
Annie’s Homegrown – Grants for Gardens Small grants to community and school gardens, and other educational programs that connect children directly to real food. These funds can be used to buy gardening tools, seeds or supplies. www.annies.com/grants_for_gardens Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation Grants of up to $1500 to support environmental curricula where students address an important local or global problem. Programs must include experimentation and research, and balance field work and classroom learning. Deadline September 20 for pre-proposals. www.mgaef.org ASM Materials Education Foundation “Living in a Material World” Ten $500 awards to help K-12 teachers bring the "real world" of materials science into their classrooms. Teachers are encouraged to work with your local ASM chapter. Deadline each May. www.asm-intl.org Click on “Education” “Education Foundation” Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Grants of up to $65,000 to develop or expand projects that support the development of literacy skills for adult primary care givers and their children. 2011 applications are due September 9. Several school districts have been funded in the past. www.barbarabushfoundation.com Click on “National Grant Program” Baseball Tomorrow Fund This program of Major League Baseball will fund capital expenditures for youth baseball and softball programs such as baseball/softball equipment and uniforms, basic baseball/softball field renovations and construction. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis and the average grant amount is $39,000. www.baseballtomorrowfund.com Benedict Foundation for Independent Schools Grants for secondary schools that have been members for the National Association for Independent Schools for ten consecutive years. Applications are accepted from January 1 to March 31. www.thebenedictfoundation.org Best Buy Te@ch Awards Teens vote for their school to receive up to $1,500 in Best Buy gift cards. www.at15.com Braitmayer Foundation Grants of up to $35,000 for innovation in K12 education across the U.S. Of particular interest are: curricular and school reform initiatives, and the preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching. www.braitmayerfoundation.org Captain Planet Foundation Up to $2,500 for hands-on environmental projects from Elementary to High School. Offers three application deadlines per year. www.captainplanetfoundation.org
College Board Funding opportunities include the Bob Costas Grant for the Teaching of Writing, AP grants and Chinese guest teacher, and summer institute in China. www.collegeboard.org Click on “More” K12 Services Awards, Grants and Financial Aid Computers for Learning This program donates computer equipment that has been used by the federal government to public and private PreK-12 schools and educational nonprofits. www.computersforlearning.gov Lois Lenski Covey Foundation Provides grants of $500 to $3,000 to buy children’s books for public, school or non-traditional libraries serving children in need, PreK to Grade 8. Classroom collections are not eligible. Proposals due June 15. www.loislenskicovey.org CVS Caremark Community Grants The emphasis of CVS’s corporate philanthropy is children under 21 with disabilities. Awards public schools with grants of up to $5,000 to promote greater inclusion of children with disabilities, including health and rehabilitation services and encouraging physical movement and play. Grants are reviewed from January through October 31. www.cvs.com Click on “Community” “Our Impact” “Community Grants” Do Something $250 to $500 for youth-led projects (up to age 25). Also, the Do Something University has a great set of how-to videos for youth on topics like marketing and fundraising. www.dosomething.org Dollar General Literacy Foundation Various grant programs to help libraries, school libraries and literacy programs for adults and children who have difficulty reading. www.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy Fender Music Foundation $500 to $5,000 for instruments and equipment to support established music instruction programs. Grant candidate forms are available from July 15 to November 15. www.fendermusicfoundation.org Finish Line Youth Foundation Supports community-based youth sports programs near Finish Line stores. Generally speaking, grants range from $1,000 - $5,000. A new Legacy Grants program makes grants of $10,000 to $75,000 for improvements or renovations to buildings and grounds. www.finishline.com Click on “Youth Foundation” at bottom of homepage Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge Leavey Award Honoring Excellence in Private Enterprise This prize has honored 500 teachers since 1973 for teaching entrepreneurship and free enterprise to K12 students. Up to twenty cash awards are made annually valued at $7,500 each. One meritorious award of $15,000 may be made for an outstanding entry. Deadline is November 1. www.freedomsfoundation.org
Edward E. Ford Foundation Provides matching (challenge) grants of up to $50,000 to independent secondary schools who are members of the National Association of Independent Schools. www.eeford.org Foundation for Bluegrass Music Minigrants provide matching funds of up to $200 for educational in-school programs that present bluegrass music. A special one-time program will provide a total of $10,000 for artistic development or business development related to bluegrass music. Deadline August 15. www.bluegrassfoundation.org Click on “Programs” “Bluegrass in the Schools” Fuel Up to Play 60 Fuel Up to Play 60 is a nationwide movement focused on fighting childhood obesity. Provides grants of $200 to $3,000 for programs that encourage healthy eating and physical activity, with a deadline of June 15. Also provides grants of up to $3,000 to improve or expand breakfast programs at schools that currently participate in the national school breakfast program, with a deadline of July 31. http://school.fueluptoplay60.com/funds Fulbright Teacher Exchange Provides opportunities for teachers to participate in international exchanges and study/teaching abroad. www.fulbrightteacherexchange.org Good Neighbors Next Door This is not a grant, but a program offered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It provides teachers and other qualified applicants with 50% reduction in the list price of a single-family home in an eligible revitalization area. http://hudhomestore.com Tony Hawk Foundation Up to $25,000 to build high-quality skateboarding parks in low income areas. Deadlines July 1 and February 1. www.tonyhawkfoundation.org Henkel Helps Kids Get Fit This is a contest that awards one grant of $10,000 to an elementary, middle and high school. www.henkelhelps.com Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation Up to $10,000 in refurbished and newly purchased musical instruments. The Melody Program helps K-12 public and private instrumental music programs. The Special Projects Program helps before- and after-school music programs. The committee selects music programs that demonstrate financial need and whose students are from low-income families. Check July 1 to begin the application process for next grant cycle. www.mhopus.org Hoenny Center Projects Awards Provides $500 for research on peer teaching. Due July 1. www.hoennycenter.org
ING Unsung Heroes Program Each year for more than 10 years, 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. Deadline April 30, 2012. www.ing-usa.com Click “About IMG” “Corporate Citizenship” “Children’s Education” Institute of Museum and Library Services This federal agency provides funding to libraries and museums. There are two grant opportunities of interest to school libraries: The Sparks Ignition program makes grants of up to $25,000 for innovative projects with the potential for widespread use in the field, with a deadline of February 1, 2012. The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program funds professional development, with a deadline of December 15. www.imls.gov International Reading Association Various teaching awards and a grant program called Teacher as Researcher, which supports classroom teachers who undertake action research inquiries about literacy instruction. www.reading.org/Resources/AwardsandGrants.aspx Intel Schools of Distinction Since 2004, this national competition has honored outstanding environments for math and since education. Deadline passed for 2011, but you can sign up here for email alerts. www.intel.com/education/schoolsofdistinction International Technology and Engineers Educators Association Various teaching awards and grant programs for its members including the $2,000 Pitsco/Hearlihy/FTE Grant to integrate technology or engineering with other academic subjects in the K-12 school curriculum. www.iteea.org/Awards/awards.htm Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Center for Global Partnership’s Education program seeks to increase awareness and understanding of Japan through support of education outreach projects including community programs and teacher training addressing the needs of K-12 students, educators and the surrounding community. Grants of up to $5,000 for projects that commence before March 31, 2012. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are due at least two months prior to project start date. www.cgp.org Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant Program for Public Schools and Public Libraries $500 for creative classroom projects. The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation supports bookmaking programs, portrait projects, book festivals, libraries, mural projects throughout all of the United States, as well as emerging authors and illustrators of children’s books. Deadline March 15. www.ezra-jack-keats.org Click on “Programs” “Minigrant Program” Kids Gardening Several grant programs fund child-centered gardens at schools and community centers. www.kidsgardening.com
Kids In Need Foundation Kids In Need Teacher Grants is a national competition that provides K-12 public and private school educators with funding for creative classroom projects. The program is designed to be the sole funding agent for your project. Grants range from $100 to $500. Applications will be posted July 15. Last year’s deadline was September 30. Numerous funded projects are described on the website. www.kinf.org Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams InvenTeams are small teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors that receive grants up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. Stebbins High School in Riverside was a 2009 team and Kings High (Kings Mills) is a 2011 team. Applications become available online in the fall and are due in the spring. http://web.mit.edu/inventeams/ Lexus Eco-Challenge $10,000 for teams of teens (grade 6-12) to take action to improve the environment. Applications for land/water projects are accepted from September 26 to October 31, and applications for air/climate projects are accepted from November 7 to December 19. www.scholastic.com/lexus Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports Provides up to $2,500 for youth sports programs. The next grant cycle will be announced in the fall. http://responsiblesports.com Literacy Empowerment Foundation Matching grants from $100 to $20,000 for the purchase of book collections. Deadline September 30. www.lefbooks.org Terri Lynne Lokoff National Child Care Teacher Awards Award recipients receive $500 for the teacher's personal use and $500 for a childcare enhancement project. Deadline December 5. www.tllccf.org Charlie Lovett Fund for Elementary Drama Funding for the production of play or musical for Grades 1-5. Average grant is $300. Proposals are accepted throughout the year. www.charlielovett.com/lovettdramafund.html Lowe’s Toolbox for Education For over five years, this grant program has provided $20 million to 5,000 schools nationwide. Grants of $2,000 to $5,000 are provided to schools or PTAs, with a preference for funding requests that have a permanent impact such as facility enhancement or landscaping. Projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit will be favored. Information on the 2011-2012 grant cycle will be posted in mid-July. The Lowe’s Charitable and Education Foundation also gives a smaller number of “Large Toolbox” grants of up to $100,000. http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/
James Madison Graduate Fellowships The leading fellowship opportunity for secondary (grades 7-12) school teachers of American History, Social Studies or Government. Allows educators to pursue masters education. Deadline March 1, 2012. www.jamesmadison.com McDonald’s “Making Activities Count” MAC Grants Up to $500 for creative, hands-on activities for K-8 grades. Numerous teachers in the Dayton area received grants last year. Deadline November 1. www.mcdonalds.com Search “Locations” Restaurant Homepage MAC Grants P. Buckley Moss Foundation Up to $1,000 for a new or evolving program that integrates art education into the curriculum. www.mossfoundation.org Music Is Revolution Minigrants of up to $500 for K-12 public school music education. Funds may be used for supplies, materials, equipment, transportation for a field trip, and/or to bring a performer or musical group to the school. Three deadlines per year. www.musicisrevolution.com National Art Education Foundation NAEA members are eligible for various grants including promotion of art education as an integral part of the curriculum; establishment or improvement of art instruction; purchase of art equipment and/ or instructional resources; and professional development scholarships. www.arteducators.org Click on “Grants & Opportunities” National Association for Amateur Radio The Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program makes grants of up to $1,000 to support the development of amateur radio among High School age or younger. www.arrl.org/the-victor-c-clark-youth-incentive-program National Association of Biology Teachers Various awards, such as the Evolution Education Award which recognizes innovative classroom teaching and community education efforts to promote the accurate understanding of biological evolution. www.nabt.org Click on “Awards and Opportunities” National Association of Elementary School Principals/Crayola – Champion Creatively Alive Children NAESP members can apply for grants of $2,500 plus $500 in Crayola supplies for “What If” art education projects. Deadline was July 8, 2011. www.naesp.org/champion-creatively-alive-children National Association of Geoscience Teachers Dorothy Stout Professional Development Grants provide up to $750 to participate in earth science training, provide field trips, or purchase classroom materials. Deadline April 15. www.nagt.org Click on “Programs” “NAGT Awards”
National Association for Sports and Physical Education ING Run for Something Better makes grants of up to $2,500 to start or expand a K-8 public schoolbased running program. The last posted deadline for this program was May 1, 2011. The Head Start Body Start program makes grants of up to $5,000 to promote physical education and health eating at Head Start and Early Start learning centers. Applications for 2012 will become available in the spring. www.aahperd.org/naspe Click on “Grants, Programs and Accreditation” National Capital Language Resource Center Provides a listing of opportunities to teach languages abroad. www.nclrc.org Click on “Professional Development” Fellowships and Grants National Center for Learning Disabilities The Pete & Carrie Rozelle Award provides $5,000 for programs and staff development grants at schools that address the educational and social/emotional needs of all children, including those with learning disabilities. www.ncld.org Click on “About Us” Click on “Scholarships and Awards” National Council for the Social Studies Offers various awards for teaching, curriculum and research. NCSS offers a grant program focused on Geographic Literacy and a grant program focused on Global Understanding. NCSS membership required for some but not all programs. www.socialstudies.org/awards National Council for Teachers of Mathematics Various grant programs are available to members including Teacher Professional Development Grants, Improving Students’ Understanding of Geometry Grants, Using Music to Teach Mathematics Grants, and others. NCTM membership required. www.nctm.org Click “About NCTM” Click “Grants and Awards” National Education Association Foundation Awards about 200 grants per year in various programs under two broad categories: Student Achievement Grants that promote classroom innovation and engage students in critical thinking, inquiry, and self-directed learning in PreK-12 public schools; and Learning & Leadership Grants for professional development in public schools. Also offers a program called Books Across America for public school libraries. Membership is not required. Deadlines vary. www.neafoundation.org National Environmental Education Foundation Programs include professional development grants that fund graduate-level online coursework, high school project grants, and awards for excellence in environmental education. www.neefusa.org/grants National Italian American Foundation – Italian Language Study Grants Supports Italian language programs in schools. NIAF members only. www.niaforg/grants National School Public Relations Association
Annual research grant provides $300 to support a project that will add to the body of knowledge of school communications and public relations. NSPRA members and state chapters are eligible to apply. Deadline October 15. www.nspra.org/nspra_foundation_scholarships National Science Teachers Association Various award programs. Membership is not always required. The DCAT Making a Difference award provides $2,500 to enhance or expand the winning science program for grades 6-12. NSTA also administers the Toyota TAPESTRY Grants, described below under Toyota. www.nsta.org Click on “About NSTA” Click “Awards and Recognitions” National Weather Association – Sol Hirsch NWA Education Fund $750 grants are available annually from the for teachers in grades K-12 to improve the education of their students in Meteorology. Deadline June 1. www.nwas.org/grants/ Newspaper Association of America Foundation Grants to support student journalism. www.naafoundation.org/grants.aspx Nike – Jordan Fundamentals The grant program recognizes outstanding teaching and instructional quality at Middle and High public schools (grades 6-12) that serve economically disadvantaged students. Jordan Fundamentals provides up to $5,000 for first-time applicants. Priority is given to geographic areas where the Jordan Brand or Nike, Inc. has a significant presence (previous awards in Ohio have all been given in Cleveland). www.jordanfundamentals.com Office Max “A Day Made Better” For one day each October, OfficeMax surprises 1,000 teachers nationwide with a donation of classroom supplies. The majority of school are Title I. Principals at elementary schools can nominate a teacher at www.adoptaclassroom.com. www.adaymadebetter.com Parent Teacher Association Grants for healthy lifestyles, arts enhancement, and take your family to school week. www.pta.org Click on “Programs” “Awards” Pet Care Trust Pets in the Classroom grants provide up to $150 so that small animals can reside in PreK-6 public or private school classrooms. www.petsintheclassroom.org Pioneer Drama Touching Lives Through Theatre Grants Not cash grants, but $100 to $500 in credit with Pioneer Drama, to purchase production materials, royalty fees, texts, DVDs, makeup, etc. Public and private middle and high schools are eligible. Deadline June 30. www.touchinglivesthroughtheatregrants.com Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching The highest recognition that a K-12 mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Includes a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.
Alternates annually between K-6 and 7-12 educators. Applications for K-6 educators will become available this fall. Self-nominations are encouraged. www.paemst.org Raytheon “Math Moves U” Award The Math Heroes award honors outstanding math teachers at the middle and high school level. The award to the teacher is $2,500 with an additional $2,500 for the school. Last posted deadline was May 15. www.mathmovesu.com Click on “More Info” Click on “Teachers” Richard Riley Award (American Architectural Foundation and KnowledgeWorks Foundation) $5,000 prize for a school that demonstrates community collaboration and design excellence. Details on the 2010 award will be made available in October. Last year’s deadline was December 1. www.richardrileyaward.org Saucony Run for Good Program Grants of up to $10,000 to support youth-oriented running and fitness activities. Quarterly deadlines. www.sauconyrunforgood.com SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Awards Since 1993, these $5,000 and $10,000 awards have recognized the outstanding efforts of students and teachers across the country who are working at the grassroots level to protect and preserve the environment. Last posted deadline was December 2010. www.seaworld.org Click “Just for Teachers” Skatepass Skatepass is a company with a mission to bring skateboards into schools across the U.S. Partial equipment grants of up to $1,000 are available, as well as larger equipment grants of $3,300. Next deadline August 31. Brookville Intermediate School recently became the first Ohio school to provide skateboarding as part of its Physical Education program. www.skatepass.com Snapdragon Book Foundation This foundation, created by a school librarian, makes grants that will improve school libraries serving disadvantaged youth. The foundation is particularly interested in getting books in the hands of children. Deadline is April 15. www.snapdragonbookfoundation.org State Farm Teacher professional development and service learning opportunities for students. www.statefarm.com Click on “About Us” “Community Involvement” Grants Target Programs include School Library Makeovers, field trip grants of up to $700, arts and culture in school grants of up to $2,000, and early childhood reading grants of up to $2,000. Local Target stores also have discretion to provide grants to their local communities. www.target.com/education Toshiba America Foundation TAF has offered grants for science and math classrooms since 1999. Deadline for K-5 Science and Math education is October 1 and the maximum request amount is $1,000. Grades 7-12 proposals
requesting less than $5,000 are accepted throughout the year. Grades 7-12 proposals requesting more than $5,000 are due August 1. http://www.toshiba.com/taf/ Toyota TAPESTRY Grants Administered by the National Science Teachers Association, Toyota TAPESTRY is the largest K-12 science grant program of its kind in the United States. Last year, the program awarded 50 grants of up to $10,000 each. Grants are awarded for innovative classroom projects in the fields of environmental education, physical science, literacy and science education. Last posted deadline was March 3, 2011. www.nsta.org Click “Professional Development” Click “Toyota TAPESTRY” U.S. Department of Education For most opportunities, only Local Education Agencies (such as school districts) are eligible to apply. A few programs of note include the Carol M. White Physical Education Program, Teaching American History, and Improving Literacy Through School Libraries. Funding Forecast – Posted each October for the coming budget cycle: http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/find/edlite-forecast.html Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs – A comprehensive overview: http://www.ed.gov/programs/gtep/index.html?src=fp Technical Assistance: http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/about/grantmaking/index.html Tips on applying to the Carol M. White Physical Education Program: http://www.aahperd.org/naspe/grants/grants/PEP.cfm U.S. Soccer Foundation Program grants and field grants for economically disadvantaged areas. www.ussoccerfoundation.org Click on “Our Work” “Grants” VHI Save the Music Foundation Provides up to $30,000 in musical instruments to public elementary and middle that do not currently have an instrumental music program. http://www.vh1savethemusic.com/how-we-work Volvo Adventure Competition An international prize for environmental projects. Deadlines are January 31 for ages 13-16 and February 28 for ages 10-12. www.volvoadventure.org Wal-Mart Foundation In addition to national and state grants, Walmart Stores and Sam's Clubs can recommend grants of a minimum of $250 to local organizations, including public and private schools. http://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/ Wild Ones Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund Wild Ones is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the use of natural landscaping with native plant species. Grant-funded projects should develop an appreciation for nature using native plants and involve students and volunteers in all phases of development. Grants of $100 to $500 are provided for the purchase of native plants and seed. Deadline October 15. www.for-wild.org/seedmony.html Youth Serve America
Offers a variety of grant opportunities and resources related to service learning. www.ysa.org
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