Current Grant Opportunities- December 2013

1.    Dreyfus Foundation Educational Grants from the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
2.    Classroom Grants from the Association of American Educators
3.    Siemens PLM Software Grant from the SME Education Foundation
4.    Smart from the Start Awards from Together Counts
5.    Farm to School Implementation Grants from the United States Department of Agriculture
6.    McCormick Foundation Journalism Grant from the McCormick Foundation
7.    Program Mini-grants from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
8.    Carol M. White Physical Education Program from the U.S. Department of Education
9.    Foundation Grants from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
10.  Murray Foundation Educational Grants from the Jerome S. & Grace H. Murray Foundation


1. Dreyfus Foundation Educational Grants from The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.-  Giving on a national basis to support museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs. Organizations seeking support from the Foundation may submit a letter of request, not exceeding three pages in length, which includes a brief description of the purpose of the organization, and a brief outline of the program or project for which funding is sought.

  • States: All States
  • Total Amount: $2,800,000.00 – $4,000,000.00
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $20,000.00
  • Address: 2233 Wisconsin Avenue N.W., Suite 414, Washington, DC 20007
  • Telephone: 202-337-3300
  • E-mail: info@mvdreyfusfoundation.org
  • Website: Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After School, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Disabilities, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 5/10/2014

2. Classroom Grants 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: 3/1/2014

3. Siemens PLM Software Grant from the SME Education Foundation- Siemens & SME Education Foundation support the academic community and want to offer all schools the opportunity to use the latest, state-of-the-art PLM tools in their curriculum. Grants are available for academic licenses of Siemens PLM software, including NX, Velocity Series, Tecnomatix, Teamcenter, Parasolid, Fibersim, Seat Design Environment and Syncrofit. Academic institutions will have access to the following: Unlimited seats of academic software bundles, free center-based training, discounted online learning, academic resource center, and free upgrades and tech support.

  • States: All States
  • Address: One SME Drive, P.O. Box 930, Dearborn, MI 48121-0930
  • Telephone: 313-425-3300
  • Email: baslin@sme.org
  • Website: SME Education Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School
  • Program Areas: Facilities Maintenance, Professional Development, Technology
  • Deadline: Ongoing

4. Smart from the Start Awards from Together Counts- Together Counts “Smart from the Start” Contest provides teachers an opportunity to win cash to be used to improve the school’s Pre-K program and a selection of books appropriate to the Pre-K curriculum. Entrants must develop an action plan identifying a need, write a goal statement, do background research, develop an action plan, explain how the plan will be implemented and how its success will be measured, and describe how the Entrant would use the prize to create long-term improvements for balancing nutrition and physical activity within their school community, if selected as a winner.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $2,500.00 – $20,000.00
  • E-mail: education_info@discovery.com
  • Website: Together Counts
  • Eligibility: Public School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Early Childhood, Health/PE
  • Deadline: 2/28/2014

5. Farm to School Implementation Grants from the United States Department of Agriculture- Implementation grants are intended for school districts or schools that are already operating farm to school programs where partnerships are established and early successes have accrued. Further, it is expected that applicants will be well on their way to executing fully integrated programs, where cafeteria changes are supported and reinforced throughout the school learning environment (e.g. in school gardens, through food, agriculture and nutrition-based curriculum integration, and via promotional and educational initiatives that attempt to reach the school community, broadly defined, among many other activities).

  • States: All States
  • Total Amount: $450,000,000.00 – $480,000,000.00
  • Average Amount: $65,000.00 – $100,000.00
  • Address: 1400 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20250
  • Telephone: 202-720-0092
  • E-mail: farmtoschool@fns.usda.gov
  • Website: United States Department of Agriculture
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: Health/PE, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 4/24/2014

6. McCormick Foundation Journalism Grant from the McCormick Foundation- the Foundation’s Journalism Program supports nonprofit organizations and educational institutions conducting programs that contribute to projects that enhance content, build news audiences and protect the rights of journalists. Grant requests for amounts under $50,000 may be submitted anytime, while grant requests over $50,000 must be submitted by the May 8th deadline.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $10,000.00 – $200,000.00
  • Address: 205 N Michigan Ave, Ste. 4300, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Telephone: 312-445-5000
  • E-mail: info@mccormickfoundation.org
  • Website: McCormick Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Journalism
  • Deadline: 5/8/2014

7. Program Mini-grants from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation- Established by children’s book author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is accepting applications from public schools and public libraries anywhere in the United States and its territories for program or event mini-grants of up to $500. The mini-grants program is intended to support projects that foster creative expression, collaboration, and interaction with a diverse community. The funding program provides an opportunity for educators, whose efforts are often inadequately funded or recognized, to create special activities outside the standard curriculum and make time to encourage their students.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $500.00
  • Address: 450 14th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215-5702
  • E-mail: foundation@ezra-jack-keats.org
  • Website: Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Other
  • Program Areas: After School, General Education, Library, Reading
  • Deadline: 3/15/2014

8. Carol M. White Physical Education Program from the U.S. Department of Education- The Carol M. White Physical Education Program provides grants to LEAs and community-based organizations (CBOs) to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs, including after-school programs, for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting state standards.

  • States: All States
  • Total Amount: $32,000,000.00
  • Average Amount: $150,000.00 – $700,000.00
  • Address: 550 12th St SW, Rm 10071/PCP, Washington, DC 20202-6450
  • Telephone: 202-245-7871
  • E-mail: Carlette.KyserPegram@ed.gov
  • Website: U.S. Department of Education
  • Eligibility: Public School
  • Program Areas: After-School, Health/PE
  • Deadline: 4/12/2014

9. Foundation Grants from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation- Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation supports innovative projects that help youth with disabilities develop the leadership and employment skills they need to succeed, particularly for careers in science, technology and the environment. MEAF will also consider projects to create tools that help break down barriers to employment and increase job opportunities for young people with disabilities entering the workforce, including returning veterans with disabilities.

  • States: All States
  • Total Amount: $400,000.00
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $10,000.00
  • Telephone: 703-276-8240
  • Website: Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Disabilities, General Education, Professional Development, Science/Environmental, Special Education, Technology, Vocational
  • Deadline: 6/1/2014

10. Murray Foundation Educational Grants from the Jerome S. & Grace H. Murray Foundation- Giving on a national basis; primarily for the care, training and education of physically, mentally, and emotionally disturbed children and adults, and the training and education of those who will help them. All applicants for a Murray Foundation Grant must be sponsored by a Murray Lineal Descendant 18 & Over.

  • States: All States
  • Total Amount: $700,000.00
  • Average Amount: $8,000.00 – $30,000.00
  • Address: PO Box 227, Owings, MD 20736-0227
  • Telephone: 410-257-5526
  • E-mail: kimjgmf@msn.com
  • Website: Jerome S. & Grace H. Murray Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

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