Current Grant Opportunities – January 2015

  1. Grammy Music Educator Award from the Grammy Foundation
  2. InvenTeam Grants from Lemelson-MIT
  3. Christopher Columbus Awards from the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation
  4. EngineerGirl Essay Contest from Lockheed Martin
  5. USGA Alliance Grants from the National Alliance for Accessible Golf
  6. Educational Grants from the Wallace Foundation
  7. Dorothy Stout Professional Development Grants from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
  8. Educational Grants from the G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation
  9. Educational Grants from Brinker International
  10. IWP Foundation Educational Grants from the Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation


1. Grammy Music Educator Award from the Grammy Foundation- It’s time to say thank you to ALL of those teachers who put in ALL of those hours to make sure that ALL of us love and play music today! And who better to do that than the people who bring you the GRAMMY Awards? We’ll select 10 finalists including one winner each year to be recognized for their remarkable impact.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $20,000.00
  • E-mail: areyounext@grammy.com
  • Website: Grammy Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education
  • Program Areas: Arts, Professional Development
  • Deadline: 3/31/2015

2. InvenTeam Grants from Lemelson-MIT- the InvenTeam initiative offers an unparalleled opportunity for high school students to cultivate their creativity and experience invention. InvenTeams are teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors that receive grants up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $10,000.00
  • Total Amount: $150,000.00
  • Address: 77 Massachusetts Ave Building 10-110 Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Telephone: 617-452-2147
  • E-mail: inventeams@mit.edu
  • Website: Lemelson-MIT
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: Math, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: 2/27/2015

3. Christopher Columbus Awards from the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation- the Christopher Columbus Awards is a national, community-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program for middle school students. The program challenges the students to work in teams of three to four, with an adult coach, to identify a problem in their community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to that problem.

  • States:  All States
  • Average Amount:  $200.00 – $25,000.00
  • Address:  105 Terry Dr., Ste. 120, Newtown, PA 18940
  • Telephone: 800-291-6020 ext. 3154
  • E-mail: cca@edumedia.com
  • Website:  Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas:  After-School, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 2/2/2015

4. EngineerGirl Essay Contest from Lockheed Martin- Every year, the EngineerGirl website sponsors a contest dealing with engineering and its impact on our world. This year’s theme is Engineering In Sports. Entries should describe ONE technology used in a sport that you enjoy, and tell how different types of engineers contributed to its design and manufacture.  Explain why the technology was developed, the constraints engineers faced in developing a solution and why specific design choices were made. Describe the design process that engineers will use to improve the technology in the future. Include details about how different engineering disciplines may be involved in that process.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount:  $100.00 – $500.00
  • Address: 500 Fifth St. NW, Rm. 1047, Washington, DC 20001
  • E-mail: EngineerGirl@nae.edu
  • Website:  Lockheed Martin
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas:  General Education, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 3/1/2015

5. USGA Alliance Grants from the National Alliance for Accessible Golf – Grants support organizations which provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to learn and enjoy the game of golf and its inherent values. The Alliance and the USGA share the belief that the game of golf is exceptionally well-suited to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in a recreational or competitive activity with participants who have various types of disabilities as well as those who do not have disabilities. We encourage inclusive programming – opportunities that allow participants with disabilities and participants without disabilities to learn and play the game side by side.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $20,000.00
  • Address: 1733 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Telephone: 812-320-1126
  • E-mail: accessolutions@gmail.com
  • Website: National Alliance for Accessible Golf
  • Eligibility: Public School, Other
  • Program Areas: Disabilities, Health/PE
  • Deadline: Ongoing

6. Educational Grants from the Wallace Foundation- Giving on a national basis with a mission to improve learning and enrichment opportunities for children. We do this by supporting and sharing effective ideas and practices in five major initiatives: School Leadership, After School, Summer and Extended Learning Time, Arts Education, and Audience Development for the arts.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $30,000.00 – $1,500,000.00
  • Total Amount: $25,000,000.00 – $75,000,000.00
  • Address: 5 Penn Plaza, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001
  • Telephone: 212-679-6990
  • E-mail: grantrequest@wallacefoundation.org
  • Website: The Wallace Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts, Early Childhood, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Safe/Drug-Free Schools, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: Ongoing

7. Dorothy Stout Professional Development Grants from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)- In honor of Dottie Stout’s outstanding work and lifelong dedication to Earth Science Education, NAGT awards grants to faculty and students at 2 year colleges and K-12 teachers in support of the following: Participation in Earth science classes or workshops, Attendance at professional scientific or science education meetings, Participation in Earth science field trips, and Purchase of Earth science materials for classroom use.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $750.00
  • Address: C/O SERC Carleton College 1 North College Street Northfield, MN 55057
  • E-mail: ezweifel@carleton.edu
  • Website: National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education
  • Program Areas: Professional Development, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 4/15/2015

8. Educational Grants from the G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation- Giving on a national basis. Foundation established a biennial international science award for discoveries in the earth sciences; grants for biological, geophysical, and environmental research, including scholarships, and cultural organizations, including those emphasizing Norwegian-American relations and maritime interests. Support also for public policy research and libraries. No grants to individuals. A Letter of Inquiry must be submitted before a full proposal will be considered.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $2,500.00 – $700,000.00
  • Total Amount: $4,000,000.00
  • Address: c/o Fulton, Rowe, & Hart, 1 Rockefeller Plz., Ste. 301, New York, NY 10020-2002
  • Telephone: 212-586-0700
  • E-mail: info@monellvetlesen.org
  • Website: The G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Arts, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 4/30/2015

9. Educational Grants from Brinker International- Brinker International supports projects which provide direct and immediate relief to the community, customers, and employees in areas where they operate various restaurants.  Our main areas of giving are health, social services, arts and education, and diversity.

  • States: All States
  • Address: 6820 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX United States 75240
  • Telephone: 972-980-9917
  • Website: Brinker International
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Early Childhood, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading
  • Deadline: Ongoing

10. IWP Foundation Educational Grants from the Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation – Giving on a national basis. The Foundation makes grants to organizations dedicated to serving developing innovative programs, disseminating ideas, or providing direct care or services for children with special needs, acute illnesses or chronic disabilities.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $10,000.00
  • Total Amount: $100,000.00 – $200,000.00
  • Address: 4045 Sheridan Avenue, Suite 296, Miami Beach, FL 33140
  • Telephone: 305-861-5352
  • E-mail: info@iwpf.org
  • Website: Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: Disabilities, Early Childhood, Special Education
  • Deadline: 12/31/2015

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