Current Grant Opportunities – February 2015

  1. Educational Grants from the General Motors Foundation
  2. D.E.W. Foundation Grants from the Dale & Edna Walsh Foundation
  3. Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants from the National Weather Association
  4. CAP (Civil Air Patrol) Grants for Educators from the Air Force Association
  5. Foundation Grants from the Patterson Foundation
  6. Innovation Generation (STEM) Grants in North America from the Motorola Solutions Foundation
  7. QZAB Grant from the National Education Foundation
  8. Foundation Grants from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  9. World Hunger Leadership Challenge from the USA TODAY Charitable Foundation and the Lift a Life Foundation
  10. Educational Grants from the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.


1. Educational Grants from the General Motors Foundation- the GM Foundation supports programs designed to promote education. Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to help small children enter school with the skills they need to succeed; increase high school graduation rate; and provide financial assistance for higher education.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $500,000.00
  • Total Amount: $3,000,000.00 – $30,000,000.00
  • Address: PO Box 33170, Detroit, MI United States 48232-5170
  • E-mail: ann.kihn@gm.com
  • Website: General Motors Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts, Early Childhood, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: Ongoing

2. D.E.W. Foundation Grants from the Dale & Edna Walsh Foundation- Giving nationally, DEW contributes to medical, relief, welfare, education, community service, ministries and environmental programs, and arts organizations. All organizations must submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) to be considered for funding.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $30,000.00
  • Total Amount: $400,000.00 – $900,000.00
  • Address: 6461 Valley Wood Drive, Reno, NV 89523
  • Telephone: 775-200-3446
  • E-mail: info@dewfoundation.org
  • Website: The Dale & Edna Walsh Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Other
  • Program Areas: Adult Literacy, After-School, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Disabilities, Facilities/Maintenance, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Homeless, Math, Reading, Safe/Drug Free Schools, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 9/1/2015

3. Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants from the National Weather Association- Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants are awarded annually to teachers/educators of grades K–12 to help improve the education of their students, school and/or community in the science of meteorology. The Grant is intended to allow teachers to: Purchase scientific materials and / or equipment for the classroom, school or community; Begin new school and / or community science outreach and education programs; Enhance and / or expand existing meteorology / science education programs; and Attend accredited courses, workshops and /or conferences related to meteorology that will significantly enhance their teaching activities.

  • States:  All States
  • Average Amount:  $750.00
  • Address:  228 West Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609-4304
  • Telephone: 919-845-1546
  • E-mail: exdir@nwas.org
  • Website:  National Weather Association
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas:  Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 6/1/2015

4. CAP (Civil Air Patrol) Grants for Educators from the Air Force Association- the Air Force Association (AFA) helps provide educational opportunities for America’s youth. Grants must be used for aerospace education-related items/activities such as books, materials, equipment, videotapes, aerospace-oriented field trips, and aerospace education events for youth in schools and/or community organizations and/or events.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount:  $250.00
  • Address:  105 South Hansell Street Bldg. 714 Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6332
  • E-mail: ae@capnhq.gov
  • Website:  Air Force Association
  • Eligibility: Public School, Other
  • Program Areas:  General Education, Math, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: 3/31/2015

5. Foundation Grants from the Patterson Foundation – the foundation provides resources to programs and to nonprofit organizations in the areas of oral health, animal health, and occupational and physical rehabilitation. Funds are granted for: Health and Human Services programs related to the focus areas that benefit economically disadvantaged people or youth with special needs; and Education as it relates to the focus areas, especially programs that increase the number of underrepresented people in the dental, veterinary, occupational health and physical health fields.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $75,000.00
  • Total Amount: $500,000.00 – $800,000.00
  • Address: 1031 Mendota Heights Road, St. Paul, MN 55120-1419
  • Telephone: 651-686-1929
  • E-mail: information@pattersonfoundation.net
  • Website: Patterson Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Disabilities, Early Childhood, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE
  • Deadline: Ongoing

6. Innovation Generation (STEM) Grants in North America from the Motorola Solutions Foundation- Motorola Solutions and the Motorola Solutions Foundation are committed to supporting STEM education. The foundation supports programs that advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the United States and globally, preparing our next generation of innovators.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $500.00 – $20,000.00
  • Total Amount: $4,000,000.00
  • Address: 1303 East Algonquin Rd. Schaumburg, IL United States 60196-4041
  • Telephone: 847-538-7639
  • E-mail: foundation@motorolasolutions.com
  • Website: Motorola Solutions Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Math, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: 4/11/2015

7. QZAB Grant from the National Education Foundation- As the national leader in bridging the academic and job skills divides in the nation’s schools, at the request of the U.S. Education Department and members of Congress, we have agreed to provide any QZAB-eligible school district/school the 10% match donation and a world-class QZAB STEM+ academy in partnership with the State University of NY and/ or a university/college near you.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000,000.00 – $30,000,000.00
  • Total Amount: $100,000,000.00
  • Telephone: 703-823-9999
  • E-mail: qzab@qzab.org
  • Website: National Education Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Math, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: 3/31/2015

8. Foundation Grants from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation- the Foundation provides support for programs and direct services (including general operating grants) and capital projects. The foundation focuses it’s giving in the following areas: Older Adults; Workforce Development; Basic Human Needs & Health; Disabilities; Education, Children, Youth & Families; and General Community Support. Please note only Capitol Grants are given nationally.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $50,000.00 – $200,000.00
  • Total Amount: $80,000,000.00
  • Address: 7 Park Center Court Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
  • Telephone: 410-654-8500 ext. 217
  • E-mail: sgoldstein@hjweinberg.org
  • Website: Harry and Jeanette Weinberg 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, Reading, Safe/Drug-Free Schools, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology, Vocational
  • Deadline: Ongoing

9. World Hunger Leadership Challenge from the USA TODAY Charitable Foundation and the Lift a Life Foundation- The World Hunger Leadership Challenge was created by the USA TODAY Charitable Foundation and the Lift a Life Foundation, with assistance from the YUM! Foundation. The purpose is to encourage high school and middle school students to hone leadership skills through launching a service-learning project that solves hunger issues.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $25,000.00
  • Total Amount: $275,000.00
  • E-mail: education@usatoday.com
  • Website: Lead2Feed
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education
  • Deadline: 4/17/2015

10. 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
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $20,000.00
  • Total Amount: $2,800,000.00 – $4,000,000.00
  • 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, Inc.
  • 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: 5/10/2015

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