Current Grant Opportunities – April 2016

  1. Foundation Grants from the MAXIMUS Charitable Foundation
  2. Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities
  3. Educational Grants from the JM Foundation
  4. Green Education Program Grants from the Alternative Fuel Foundation
  5. USGA Alliance Grants from the National Alliance for Accessible Golf
  6. Educational Grants from the Chichester duPont Foundation, Inc.
  7. Educational Grants from the Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund
  8. Educational Grants from the Mockingbird Foundation
  9. Baseball Tomorrow Fund Grant from the Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association
  10. Special Education Research Grants from the Institute of Education Sciences

1. Foundation Grants from the MAXIMUS Charitable Foundation- the MAXIMUS Charitable Foundation is committed to creating opportunities for young people through youth-oriented programs. We collaborate with organizations and charities in the United States that share our commitment in helping the disadvantaged achieve self-sufficiency and personal growth.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $5,000.00
  • Address: 11419 Sunset Hills Road Reston, VA 20190-5207
  • Telephone: 800-629-4687
  • E-mail: maximuscharitablefoundation@maximus.com
  • Website: MAXIMUS Charitable Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Math, Reading, Safe/Drug Free Schools, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology, Vocational
  • Deadline: 8/31/2016

2. Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities- America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations grants provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $40,000.00 – $75,000.00
  • Address: 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20506
  • Telephone: 202-606-8269
  • E-mail: publicpgms@neh.gov
  • Website: National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Eligibility: Public School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Library, Social Studies
  • Deadline: Ongoing

3. Educational Grants from the JM Foundation- Giving on a national basis, the Foundation’s current priorities include: supporting education and research that fosters market-based policy solutions, especially at state think tanks; developing state and national organizations that promote free enterprise, entrepreneurship, and private initiative; and identifying and educating young leaders.

  • States:  All States
  • Average Amount:  $5,000.00 – $100,000.00
  • Total Amount: $1,000,000.00
  • Address: 116 Village Blvd., Ste. 200, Princeton, NJ United States 08540-5700
  • Telephone: 609-951-2283
  • Website: The JM Foundation
  • Eligibility: Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Early Childhood, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: Ongoing

4. Green Education Program Grants from the Alternative Fuel Foundation- the foundation raises funds to provide grant money to forward thinking schools and universities to sponsor projects that help promote the concept of sustainability. There is a preference for funding requests that promote the awareness and use of alternative fuels or promote the concept of sustainability. Projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit will be favored.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $250.00 – $500.00
  • Address: PO Box 500 Middleton, MA 01949
  • E-mail: info@alternativefuelfoundation.org
  • Website:  Alternative Fuel Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas:  General Education, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: Ongoing

5. USGA Alliance Grants from the National Alliance for Accessible Golf – Grants support organizations which provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to learn and enjoy the game of golf and its inherent values. The Alliance and the USGA share the belief that the game of golf is exceptionally well-suited to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in a recreational or competitive activity with participants who have various types of disabilities as well as those who do not have disabilities. We encourage inclusive programming – opportunities that allow participants with disabilities and participants without disabilities to learn and play the game side by side.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $20,000.00
  • Address: 1733 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Telephone: 812-320-1126
  • E-mail: grants@accessgolf.org
  • Website: National Alliance for Accessible Golf
  • Eligibility: Public School, Other
  • Program Areas: : Disabilities, Health/PE
  • Deadline: Ongoing

6. Educational Grants from the Chichester duPont Foundation, Inc.- Preference is given to proposals for new initiatives, special projects, the expansion of current programs and capital improvement. The trustees devote particular emphasis to programs concerned with the environment, education, health care and those to which the Foundation’s giving will play a pivotal role.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $50,000.00
  • Total Amount: $2,000,000.00
  • Address: P.O. Box 3598 Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Telephone: 302-658-5244
  • Email: dhealy@chichesterdupont.org
  • Website: Chichester DuPont Foundation, Inc.
  • Eligibility: Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Early Childhood, General Education, Health/PE, Library, Math, Reading,
    Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 8/1/2016

7. Educational Grants from the Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund- Giving on a national basis, with emphasis on areas of company operations. The Trust Fund focuses on organizations with missions supporting: education, the environment and conservation, and children’s programs.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $25,000.00
  • Total Amount: $2,500,000.00 – $3,500,000.00
  • Address: 535 Marriott Drive, 11th Floor, Nashville, TN 37214-5090
  • Telephone: 615-937-1415
  • E-mail: bfstrustfund@bfusa.com
  • Website: Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Facilities Maintenance, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: Ongoing

8. Educational Grants from the Mockingbird Foundation- Grants given to support K-12 music education on a national basis. Education may include the provision of instruments, texts, and office materials, and the support of learning space, practice space, performance space, and instructors/instruction. Mockingbird is particularly interested in projects that foster self-esteem and free expression. The Foundation is interested in targeting children 18 years or younger, but will consider projects which benefit college students, teachers, instructors, or adult students.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $100.00 – $5,000.00
  • Email: ellis@mbird.org
  • Website: The Mockingbird Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: Arts
  • Deadline: 8/1/2016

9. Baseball Tomorrow Fund Grant from the Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association- Baseball Tomorrow Fund will review all grant applications and will be most interested in projects that help: Increase the number of youth participating in baseball and softball programs, improve the quality of youth baseball and softball programs, create new or innovative ways of expanding and improving baseball or softball programs, generate matching funds for programs, address programs for children aged 10-16, support existing programs which have demonstrated success in providing a quality baseball/softball experience for youth, and address opportunities for minorities and women.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $50,000.00
  • Address: 245 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10167
  • E-mail: btf@mlb.com
  • Website: Baseball Tomorrow Fund
  • Eligibility: Public School, Other
  • Program Areas: Facilities/Maintenance, Health/PE
  • Deadline: 7/1/2016

10. Special Education Research Grants from the Institute of Education Sciences – The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the nation’s engine for research that can be used to improve teaching, learning, and student outcomes. One of the major ways that IES fulfills its missions is through grants that can be used to identify and study educational challenges, develop and test innovative solutions, and prepare the next generation of education researchers.  The Special Education Research Grants program seeks to expand the knowledge base and understanding of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with or at risk for disabilities. Due to funding limitations, NCSER’s FY 2017 research grants will focus on teachers and other instructional personnel who serve students with or at risk for disabilities.

  • States: All States
  • Address: 555 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington DC 20208
  • Telephone: 202-219-1385
  • Email: contact.IES@ed.gov
  • Website: The Institute of Education Sciences
  • Eligibility: Public School
  • Program Areas: Disabilities, Early Childhood, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, Technology
  • Deadline: 5/19/2016

One thought on “Current Grant Opportunities – April 2016

  1. Denny Salas

    Thank you so much for continuing to post these grant opportunities! We are a small charter school in the Bronx, and this is very helpful.

    Again, thank you for all you do!

    Best,
    Denny

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