Current Grant Opportunities – December 2014

1.    Educational Grants from the Dr. Scholl Foundation
2.    Educational Grants from the Bausch and Lomb Foundation, Inc.
3.    Foundation Grants the Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation
4.    Nurturing Children Grants from the New York Life Foundation
5.    Foundation Grants from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
6.    STEM Educational Grants from the PPG Industries Foundation
7.    Educational Grants from the Monticello College Foundation
8.    Educational Grants from the Xerox Foundation
9.    Student Achievement Grants from the NEA Foundation
10.  Teacher Art Grants from P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education


1. Educational Grants from the Dr. Scholl Foundation- In general the Foundation guidelines are broad to give them flexibility in providing grants. Applications for grants are considered in the following areas: Education, Social Service, Healthcare, Civic and Cultural, and Environmental.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $25,000.00
  • Total Amount: $6,000,000.00
  • Address: 1033 Skokie Blvd., Suite 230, Northbrook, IL 60062-4109
  • Telephone: 847-559-7430
  • Website: Dr. Scholl Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 3/1/2015

2. Educational Grants from the Bausch and Lomb Foundation, Inc.- Bausch and Lomb is committed to good corporate citizenship and donates to organizations worldwide that support our mission of helping people see better so that they can live better. Bausch and Lomb accomplishes this by: Supporting innovative eye health education and research with our customers and industry partners; Supporting community-based, enriching programs which have a demonstrated capacity for sustainability that: Focus on improving eye health or; Enhance science, engineering and health care education for primary and secondary education or; Create tangible community health and wellness betterment in regions where the Company has major operations.

  • States: All States
  • E-mail: caring@bausch.com
  • Website: Bausch and Lomb Foundation, Inc.
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: Ongoing

3. Foundation Grants the Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation- Giving limited to economics education programs for teachers to increase the understanding of economics and to disseminate such knowledge utilizing various media.

  • States:  All States
  • Average Amount:  $3,500.00 – $22,000.00
  • Address:  P.O. Box 300, Dallas, PA 18612-0330
  • Telephone: 570-675-7074
  • E-mail: director@kazanjian.org
  • Website:  Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas:  Math, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 2/15/2014

4. Nurturing Children Grants from the New York Life Foundation- The “Nurturing the Children” initiative has centered on two key issues: educational enhancement and childhood bereavement programs. The Foundation funds programs that enhance and augment classroom instruction during the critical out-of-school (after-school and summer) hours. The Foundation supports programs that help prepare young people for higher education and the workplace and equip them to be responsible citizens. The Foundation has also expanded their focus to include an initiative to help children deal with the loss of a parent, caregiver or sibling and to help parents and other caring adults help children deal with the emotional turmoil that results from the death of a close family member.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount:  $1,000.00 – $100,000.00
  • Total Amount: $4,500,000.00 – $16,500,000.00
  • Address: 51 Madison Avenue, Suite 352, New York, NY  10010
  • Telephone: 212-576-3466
  • E-mail: nylfoundation@newyorklife.com
  • Website:  New York Life Foundation
  • Eligibility: Private School, Other
  • Program Areas:  After-School, At-Risk/Character, Early Childhood, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Safe/Drug Free Schools
  • Deadline: Ongoing

5. 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
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $10,000.00
  • Total Amount: $400,000.00
  • Address: 1560 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 1150, Arlington, VA 22209-2463
  • 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: 6/1/2015

6. STEM Educational Grants from the PPG Industries Foundation- the PPG Industries Foundation board favors projects that promote academic excellence and prepare the next generation of leaders in business, science, and technology. Support for students of high academic achievement and programs that attract young people to the study of science remain priorities. At the pre-college level, PPG supports programs that impact on quality of teaching and motivate students to realize their potential.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $500,000.00
  • Total Amount: $5,000,000.00
  • Address: 1 PPG Pl., Ste. 7E, Pittsburgh, PA United States 15272-0001
  • E-mail: foundation@ppg.com
  • Website: PPG Industries Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Early Childhood, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Professional Development, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: Ongoing

7. Educational Grants from the Monticello College Foundation- Giving primarily in the Midwest to provide support for programs that assist in advancing education for women. No grants to individuals, or for capital, bricks and mortar, operating expenses, or for endowed chairs and exchange students.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $3,000.00 – $200,000.00 Total Amount: $600,000.00
  • Address: 5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey, IL United States 62035-2426
  • Telephone: 618-468-2370
  • E-mail: lnevlin@lc.edu
  • Website: Monticello College Foundation
  • Eligibility: Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts, Early Childhood, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies
  • Deadline: 2/28/2015

8. Educational Grants from the Xerox Foundation- The foundation supports: Education/Workforce Preparedness, Science/Technology, Employee/Community Affairs, and Environmental Affairs. Grants are made only to organizations that have been granted exemption from Federal Income Tax under Section 501 (c)(3) and ruled to be publicly supported under Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $5,000.00
  • Total Amount: $400,000.00 – $2,500,000.00
  • Address: PO Box 4505, Norwalk, CT 06856-4505
  • Telephone: 203-849-2453
  • Website: Xerox Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: Adult Literacy, Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Family Services, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology, Vocational
  • Deadline: Ongoing

9. Student Achievement Grants from the NEA Foundation- the NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $2,000.00 – $5,000.00
  • Address: 1201 Sixteenth Street NW, Suite 416, Washington, DC 20036-3207
  • Telephone: 202-822-7839
  • E-mail: jgraytock@nea.org
  • Website: NEA Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Higher Education
  • Program Areas: Math, Professional Development, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Environmental, Math), TAG, Technology
  • Deadline: 2/1/2015

10. Teacher Art Grants from P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education- the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education aids and supports teachers who wish to establish an effective learning tool using the arts in teaching children who learn differently. They look to support new or evolving programs that integrate the arts into educational programming.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $250.00 – $1,000.00
  • Address: 152 P. Buckley Moss Dr., Waynesboro, VA  22980
  • Telephone: 540-932-1728
  • Website: P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: Arts, Special Education
  • Deadline: 9/30/2015

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