Current Grant Opportunities- January 2014

  1. Foundation Grants from the Easton Sports Development Foundation II
  2. Computing Education for the 21st Century from the National Science Foundation
  3. Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants from the National Weather Association
  4. 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
  5. Foundation Grants from the Flextronics Foundation
  6. Educational Grants from the Mockingbird Foundation
  7. Foundation Grants from the Lumina Foundation for Education
  8. Foundation Grants from the Finish Line Youth Foundation
  9. Youth CareerConnect Program from the U.S. Department of Labor


Foundation Grants from the Easton Sports Development Foundation II- the goal of The Easton Sports Development Foundation is to promote the sport of archery and/or bow hunting and continue these efforts through college and university programs. We want to be a catalyst in the development of archery as a mainstream sport and help it to grow at the state, regional, and national level. Requests for less than $25,000.00 can be submitted at any time.

  • States: All States      
  • Total Amount: $1,000,000.00 – 5,000,000.00
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $50,000.00
  • Address: 7855 Haskell Avenue, Suite 360, Van Nuys, CA 91406
  • Telephone: 818-909-2207 Ext. 306
  • E-mail: ibriones@esdf.org
  • Website: Easton Sports Development Foundation II
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Health/PE
  • Deadline: 3/1/2014

Computing Education for the 21st Century from the National Science Foundation- the Computing Education for the 21st Century (CE21) program aims to build a robust computing research community, a computationally competent 21st century workforce, and a computationally empowered citizenry. In this undertaking, there are three interrelated challenges: the significant underproduction of degrees needed for the computing and computing-related workforce, the longstanding underrepresentation of many segments of our population, and the lack of a presence of computing in K-12. CE21 thus supports efforts in three tracks: Computing Education Research, CS 10K, and Broadening Participation.

  • States: All States
  • Total Amount: $15,000,000.00
  • Average Amount: $600,000.00 – $1,000,000.00
  • Address: 4201 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22230
  • Telephone: 703-292-8900
  • E-mail: jcuny@nsf.gov
  • Website: National Science Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Higher Education, Other 
  • Program Areas: General Education, Technology
  • Deadline: 3/12/2014

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 Funded: Science/Environmental, STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 6/1/2014

2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities- the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award is the Nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from underserved communities. This award recognizes and supports excellence in programs that open new pathways to learning, self-discovery, and achievement.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $10,000.00
  • Address: 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 526, Washington, DC 20506
  • Telephone: 202-682-5409
  • E-mail: info@nahyp.org
  • Website: National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Funded: After-School, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Social Studies
  • Deadline: 2/10/2014

Foundation Grants from the Flextronics Foundation- the Flextronics Foundation sponsors educational programs and other charitable activities where Flextronics employees volunteer their time. We focus our efforts on those organizations distributing funds toward programs that benefit students with socioeconomic issues, learning disabilities or handicaps. We support academic programs in areas related to electronics manufacturing, and the betterment of disadvantaged students.

  • States: All States
  • Total Amount: $100,000.00 – $900,000.00
  • Average Amount: $2,000.00 – $50,000.00
  • Address: 847 Gibraltar Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035
  • Website: Flextronics Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, At-Risk/Character, Disabilities, Early Childhood, General Education, Math, Reading, Safe/Drug Free Schools, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 3/1/2014

Educational Grants from the Mockingbird Foundation- Grants given to support K-12 music education on a national basis. Education may include the provision of instruments, texts, and office materials, and the support of learning space, practice space, performance space, and instructors/instruction. Mockingbird is particularly interested in projects that foster self-esteem and free expression. The Foundation is interested in targeting children 18 years or younger, but will consider projects which benefit college students, teachers, instructors, or adult students.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $100.00 – $5,000.00
  • E-mail: grants@mbird.org
  • Website: The Mockingbird Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: Arts, At-Risk/Character
  • Deadline: 8/1/2014

Foundation Grants from the Lumina Foundation for Education- Giving on a national basis. The foundation’s primary goal is to raise the proportion of the U.S. adult population who earn college degrees to 60 percent by 2025. The foundation is dedicated to expanding access and success in education beyond high school. While their mission focuses on both student access and success in higher education, the foundation’s emphasis is on attainment, defined as completing post-secondary certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees and credentials.

  • States: All States
  • Total Amount: $30,000,000.00 – $60,000,000.00
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $500,000.00
  • Address: PO Box 1806, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1806
  • Telephone: 317-951-5300
  • E-mail: newinquiry@luminafoundation.org
  • Website: The Lumina Foundation
  • Eligibility: Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Adult Literacy, Arts, Early Childhood, General Education, Health/PE, Library, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Vocational
  • Deadline: Ongoing

Foundation Grants from the Finish Line Youth Foundation- Giving on a national basis in areas of company operations, supporting organizations involved with athletics and youth development. Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to promote active lifestyles and team building skills; and camps designed to promote sports and active lifestyles, and serve disadvantaged and special needs kids.

  • States: All States
  • Total Amount: $200,000.00 – $500,000.00
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $50,000.00
  • Address: 3308 North Mitthoeffer Road, Indianapolis, IN 46235-2332
  • Telephone: 317-899-1022 x6741
  • E-mail: Youthfoundation@finishline.com
  • Website: Finish Line Youth Foundation
  • Eligibility: Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Disabilities, Health/PE, Special Education
  • Deadline: Ongoing

Youth CareerConnect Program from the U.S. Department of Labor- The Youth CareerConnect program is designed to strengthen college- and career-readiness by redesigning the high school experience to focus on providing students with challenging, relevant learning opportunities, and enabling schools to develop new partnerships with colleges and employers to support instruction and to help develop the skills students need to be prepared for jobs now and in the future.

  • States: All States
  • Total Amount: $100,000,000.00
  • Average Amount: $2,000,000.00 – $7,000,000.00
  • Telephone: 202-693-3968
  • E-mail: Ferro.Ariam@dol.gov
  • Website:  U.S. Department of Labor
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: General Education, Math, Science/Environmental, STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: 1/27/2014

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