Current Grant Opportunities – August 2015

  1. Education Grants from the Hearst Foundation
  2. Classroom Grants from the Association of American Educators
  3. The Elva Knight Research Educational Grant from the International Reading Association (IRA)-
  4. Foundation Grants from the Humana Foundation, Inc.
  5. Serves Grants from the United States Tennis Association (USTA)
  6. Solve for Tomorrow Contest from Samsung
  7. Improving Students’ Understanding of Geometry Grants for Grades PreK-8 Teachers from the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics (NCTM)
  8. Bauder Fund Small Grants Program from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
  9. NFL Player Matching Youth & High School Football Grant Program from the National Football League Foundation
  10. IWP Foundation Educational Grants from the Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation

1. Education Grants from the Hearst Foundation- the Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations and institutions working in the fields of Education, Health, Culture and Social Service. Our goal is to ensure that people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $35,000.00 – $200,000.00
  • Total Amount: $10,000,000.00 – $11,300,000.00
  • Address: 300 West 57th Street 26th Floor New York, New York 10019-3741
  • Telephone: 212-649-3750
  • E-mail: hearst.ny@hearstfdn.org
  • Website: The Hearst Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Adult Literacy, After-School, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Disabilities, Early Childhood, ESL/Bilingual/Foreign Language, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Homeless, Library, Math, Miscellaneous, Reading, Safe/Drug-Free Schools, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: Ongoing

2. Classroom Grants from the Association of American Educators- Classroom grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials. Classroom grants are available to all educators.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $500.00
  • Address: 27405 Puerta Real, Suite 230, Mission Viejo, California 92691
  • Telephone: 877-385-6264
  • E-mail: awards@aaeteachers.org
  • Website: Association of American Educators
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: Arts, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Technology
  •  Deadline: 10/1/2015

3. The Elva Knight Research Educational Grant from the International Reading Association (IRA)- the Elva Knight Research Grant provides up to $10,000 for research in reading and literacy. Projects should be completed within 2 years and may be carried out using any research method or approach so long as the focus of the project is on research in reading or literacy. Activities such as developing new programs or instructional materials are not eligible for funding except to the extent that these activities are necessary procedures for the conduct of the research.

  • States:  All States
  • Average Amount:  $10,000.00
  • Address: 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139 Newark, DE 19714-8139, USA
  • E-mail: research@reading.org
  • Website: International Reading Association (IRA)
  • Eligibility: Public School
  • Program Areas:  Reading
  • Deadline: 11/1/2015

4. Foundation Grants from the Humana Foundation, Inc.- Education support with no geographical limitations.  Program provides financial assistance to the children of employees of Humana Inc., who plan to pursue a college degree.  The foundation also supports the arts and library sciences.  No support for political, non-school, or religious organizations. No grants for startup needs.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount:  $1,500.00 – $100,000.00
  • Total Amount: $3,600,000.00
  • Address:  500 W. Main St. Louisville, KY 40202-2946
  • Telephone: 502-580-4140
  • E-mail: bwright@humana.com
  • Website:  Humana Foundation, Inc.
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education
  • Program Areas:  Arts, Early Childhood, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Library
  • Deadline: 1/15/2016

5. Serves Grants from the United States Tennis Association (USTA)-  Awarded to nonprofit organizations that support efforts in tennis and education to help disadvantaged, at-risk youth and people with disabilities. To qualify for a USTA Serves Grant, your organization must: Provide tennis programs for underserved youth, ages 5-18, with an educational* component OR Provide tennis programs for people with disabilities (all ages) with a life skills component for Adaptive Tennis programs.

  • States: All States
  • Address: 70 West Red Oak Lane White Plains, NY 10604
  • Telephone: 914-696-7175
  • E-mail: foundation@usta.com
  • Website: United States Tennis Association
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: Disabilities, Health/PE
  • Deadline: 10/1/2015

6. Solve for Tomorrow Contest from Samsung- The contest aims to engage and create enthusiasm for STEM subjects by asking teachers and their students to answer the challenge, “Show how STEM can be applied to help your local community.” Winning schools will be awarded more than $2 million in technology from Samsung. Public school teachers in grades 6 – 12 can apply.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $120,000.00
  • Website: Samsung
  • Eligibility: Public School
  • Program Areas: Math, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: 10/31/2015

7. Improving Students’ Understanding of Geometry Grants for Grades PreK-8 Teachers from the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics (NCTM)- The purpose of this grant is to develop activities that will enable students to better appreciate and understand some aspect of geometry that is consistent with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics of NCTM. The project should include applications of geometry to, for example, art, literature, music, architecture, nature, or some other relevant area and may integrate the use of technology into the teaching of geometry.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $4,000.00
  • Address: NCTM’s MET, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA  20191-1502
  • E-mail: nctm@nctm.org
  • Website: National Council of Teachers in Mathematics (NCTM)
  • Eligibility: Public School
  • Program Areas: Math, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 11/6/2015

8. Bauder Fund Small Grants Program from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)- The Bauder Fund Small Grants Program supports activities for AAPT members, such as workshops at the local level, that promote physics education utilizing physics apparatus. Funds can purchase equipment and materials used by participants in the workshop. The Bauder Fund does not reimburse indirect or administrative costs.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $500.00
  • Address: AAPT Programs, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3845
  • Telephone: 301-209-3344
  • E-mail: programs@aapt.org
  • Website: American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Professional Development, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 12/1/2015

9. NFL Player Matching Youth & High School Football Grant Program from the National Football League Foundation- the NFL Player Matching Youth and High School Football Grant Program allows current NFL players who make financial contributions to approved youth and/or high school football programs to receive matching grants of up to $5,000 for those respective programs. Grant awards must be earmarked for non-salary/non-personnel related costs including the purchase of football field equipment, uniforms, helmets, field refurbishment projects, etc. This grant initiative indicates the NFL Foundation’s support for current NFL players who give back to their communities via football and also supports youth and high school football needs nationwide.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $8,000.00
  • Address: 280 Park Avenue, New York, NY  10017
  • Website: National Football League Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: Facilities/Maintenance, General Education, Health/PE
  • Deadline: 11/1/2015

10. IWP Foundation Educational Grants from the Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation – Giving on a national basis. The Foundation makes grants to organizations dedicated to serving developing innovative programs, disseminating ideas, or providing direct care or services for children with special needs, acute illnesses or chronic disabilities.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $10,000.00
  • Total Amount: $100,000.00 – $200,000.00
  • Address: 4045 Sheridan Avenue, Suite 296, Miami Beach, FL 33140
  • Telephone: 305-861-5352
  • E-mail: info@iwpf.org
  • Website: Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: Disabilities, Early Childhood, Special Education
  • Deadline: 12/31/2015

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