Current Grant Opportunities – February 2016

  1. Educational Grants from the Toyota USA Foundation
  2. Urban Education Grants from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
  3. Lowe’s Community Partners Grants from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation
  4. Verizon-PLTW Introduction to Computer Science Middle School Grant Competition from Project Lead the Way
  5. Foundation Grants from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
  6. Using Music to Teach Mathematics Grants for Grades PreK-2 Teachers from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  7. I Love My Librarian Awards from the Carnegie Corporation of New York & The New York Times
  8. President’s Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Primary and Secondary Education from the Entomological Society of America
  9. Reading Grants from National Book Fund
  10. Teacher Art Grants from the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education

1. Educational Grants from the Toyota USA Foundation- the Toyota USA Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of K-12 education by supporting innovative programs and building partnerships with organizations dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, science and environmental science.  A high priority is placed on the following: Systemic math and science programs which are broad in scope and incorporate interdisciplinary curriculum, “real world” classroom applications and high student expectations; Creative and innovative programs which develop the potential of students and/or teachers;  Cost-effective programs that possess a high potential for success with relatively low duplication of effort.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $50,000.00 – $200,000.00
  • Total Amount: $2,000,000.00 – $6,500,000.00
  • Address: c/o Fdn. Admin. 601 Lexington Ave., 49th Fl. New York, NY 10022-4611
  • E-mail: toyotaphilanthropy@toyota.com
  • Website: Toyota USA Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Health/PE, Library, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: Ongoing

2. Urban Education Grants from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation- the United States educational system is plagued by a persistent achievement gap among students from different economic circumstances, and racial and ethnic backgrounds. To close this gap, improve student performance and increase graduation rates among affected students, they fund programs that focus on: Performance-driven education, College preparation and completion, Human capital (educator and school leader training), Quality school options, and Academic and after-school programs.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $10,000.00 – $500,000.00
  • Total Amount: $80,000,000.00
  • Address: PO Box 163867 Austin, TX 78716
  • E-mail: info@msdf.org
  • Website: The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Early Childhood, ESL/Bilingual/Foreign Language, General Education, Health/PE, Library, Math, Professional Development, Reading, Safe/Drug Free Schools, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: Ongoing

3. Lowe’s Community Partners Grants from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation- the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation is dedicated to improving the communities we serve through support of public education and community improvement projects. Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations and municipalities looking for support of high-need projects such as: building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades as well as safety improvements.

  • States:  All States
  • Average Amount:  $10,000.00 – $25,000.00
  • Address: 7 Park Center Court Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
  • E-mail: Community@lowes.com
  • Website: Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Other
  • Program Areas: Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Facilities/Maintanence, General Education, Health/PE, Library, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: 3/21/2016

4. Verizon-PLTW Introduction to Computer Science Middle School Grant Competition from Project Lead the Way- In partnership with Verizon, PLTW is able to offer the opportunity to bring Computer Science education to eligible middle schools with a $20,000 grant to support the implementation of the PLTW Gateway Introduction to Computer Science (ICS) units. These grants, disbursed to each school over a two-year period, will assist in offsetting startup costs associated with implementing the units.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $20,000.00
  • Address: 3939 Priority Way South Drive, Suite 400, Indianapolis, IN  46240
  • E-mail: verizon@pltw.org
  • Website:  Project Lead the Way
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas:  General Education, Math, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: 3/31/2016

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: 6/1/2016

6. Using Music to Teach Mathematics Grants for Grades PreK-2 Teachers from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)- Sponsored by NCTM, the Using Music to Teach Mathematics Grants for Grades PreK–2 Teachers encourages the incorporation of music into the elementary school classroom to help young students learn mathematics. Proposals must address the combining of mathematics and music, the plan for improving students’ learning of mathematics, and the anticipated impact on students’ achievement.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $3,000.00
  • Address: Mathematics Education Trust at NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502
  • Telephone: 703-620-9840, ext. 2112
  • Email: nziad@nctm.org
  • Website: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • Eligibility: Public School
  • Program Areas: Arts, Early Childhood, General Education, Math, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 11/6/2016

7. I Love My Librarian Awards from the Carnegie Corporation of New York & The New York Times- There are more than 122,000 libraries nationwide, and librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day.  The award encourages library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.  We want to hear how you think your librarian is improving the lives of the people in your school, campus or community.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00
  • Total Amount: $50,000.00
  • Address: 50 E Huron, Chicago, IL 60611
  • Telephone: 800-545-2433
  • E-mail: mmcfarlane@ala.org
  • Website: ILoveLibraries.org
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Library
  • Deadline: 9/5/2016

8. President’s Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Primary and Secondary Education from the Entomological Society of America- These awards recognize educators who have gone beyond the traditional teaching methods by using insects as educational tools. One winner will be chosen from among primary teachers (grades K-6) and one from among secondary teachers (grades 7-12).

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,600.00
  • Address: 10001 Derekwood Lane, Suite 100 Lanham, MD 20706-4876
  • Telephone: 301-731-4535
  • Email: esa@entsoc.org
  • Website: Entomological Society of America
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 7/1/2016

9. Reading Grants from National Book Fund – The NBF funds organizations providing service in the following areas: basic literacy, adult basic education, English as a second language (ESL), and family literacy. New Readers Press, the publishing division of ProLiteracy, provides the books and materials distributed through the NBF.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $500.00 – $2,000.00
  • Address: 104 Marcellus Street, Syracuse, NY  13204
  • E-mail: asuskin@proliteracy.org
  • Website: National Book Fund
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education
  • Program Areas: Adult Literacy, Early Childhood, Reading
  • Deadline: 4/15/2016

10. Teacher Art Grants from the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education- For educators who need assistance to further their program goals, the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education awards grants for specific projects within schools serving all children (including students who learn differently) pre-K – 12, that integrates the arts into educational programs. The purpose for this grant is to aid and support teachers who wish to establish or maintain an effective learning tool using the visual arts within the school day.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $250.00 – $1,000.00
  • Address: 108 S. Wayne Ave, Waynesboro, VA  22980
  • Telephone: 540-932-1728
  • Website: P. Buckley Moss Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: Arts, Disabilities, Special Education
  • Deadline: 9/30/2016

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