Current Grant Opportunities – January 2016

  1. Educational Grants from the G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation
  2. Foundation Grants from the Frances R. Dewing Foundation
  3. Foundation Grants from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  4. Innovation Generation (STEM) Grants in North America from the Motorola Solutions Foundation
  5. Family Service Community Grants from Autism Speaks
  6. CAP (Civil Air Patrol) Grants for Educators from the Air Force Association
  7. The Ron Mardigian Biotechnology Teaching Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers
  8. Education Grants from the Braitmayer Foundation
  9. Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools from the Whole Kids Foundation
  10. Serves Grants from the United States Tennis Association (USTA)

1. 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: contact@vetlesenfoundation.org
  • Website: 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: 4/30/2016

2. Foundation Grants from the Frances R. Dewing Foundation- The foundation gives grants only to programs that deal directly with early childhood education. Within that context, support is given for the fine and performing arts and other cultural programs, social services, conservation and environmental protection, pre-school, elementary, and other education. Programs must serve children under 12.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $20,000.00
  • Address: P. O. Box 45259 Madison, WI 53744
  • Telephone: 401-749-8550
  • Website: Frances R. Dewing Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: Early Childhood
  • Deadline: 4/1/2016

3. 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, General Education, Health/PE, Library, Math, Reading, Safe/Drug-Free Schools, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: Ongoing

4. 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: 3/2/2016

5. Family Service Community Grants from Autism Speaks – Autism Speaks seeks to directly support the innovative work of autism service providers in local communities across the United States. The focus of our Family Services Community Grants is three-fold: to promote autism services that enhance the lives of those affected by autism; to expand the capacity to effectively serve this growing community; and to enhance the field of service providers.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $300,000.00
  • Total Amount: $5,000.00 – $25,000.00
  • Telephone: 917-475-5059
  • Website: Autism Speaks
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: : After-School, Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Disabilities, Early Childhood, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Library, Math, Reading, Safe/Drug-Free Schools, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology, Vocational
  • Deadline: 3/25/2016

6. 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
  • Email: afa@capnhq.gov
  • Website: Air Force Association
  • Eligibility: Public School
  • Program Areas: General Education, Math, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: 3/31/2016

7. The Ron Mardigian Biotechnology Teaching Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers- the Ron Mardigian Biotechnology Teaching Award (sponsored by Bio-Rad Laboratories) recognizes a secondary school teacher or undergraduate college biology instructor who has demonstrated outstanding and creative teaching of biotechnology in the classroom. The Award may be given for either a short-term series of activities or a long integration of biotechnology into the curriculum. The lessons must include active laboratory work and encompass major principles as well as processes of biotechnology. Topics may include any aspect of basic DNA or protein biotechnology or immunology or applied biotechnology in areas such as medical, forensic, plant and environmental biotechnology.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,500.00
  • Address: NABT, 1313 Dolley Madison Boulevard, Suite 402, McLean, VA 22101
  • Telephone: 703-264-9696
  • E-mail: office@nabt.org
  • Website: National Association of Biology Teachers
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 3/15/2016

8. Education Grants from the Braitmayer Foundation- The foundation is interested in proposals utilizing innovative practices in kindergarten through grade 12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are curricular and school reform initiatives and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those that encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in teaching.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $35,000.00
  • Address: 6470 Freetown Rd., Ste. 20087 Columbia, MD 21044-4016
  • Telephone: 410-480-2799
  • Email: sabina@braitmayerfoundation.org
  • Website: Braitmayer Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Early Childhood, ESL/Bilingual/Foreign Language, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Professional Development, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies
  • Deadline: 3/15/2016

9. Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools from the Whole Kids Foundation- To qualify for a Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools grant you must offer the salad bar as part of the reimbursable meal served in your district. The 6-foot, five-well salad bar package is for locations that serve at least 100 reimbursable meals daily.

  • States: All States
  • E-mail: info@saladbars2schools.org
  • Website: Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: Facilities/Maintenance, General Education, Health/PE
  • Deadline: Ongoing

10. Serves Grants from the United States Tennis Association (USTA)- Awarded to nonprofit organizations that support efforts in tennis and education to help disadvantaged, at-risk youth and people with disabilities. To qualify for a USTA Serves Grant, your organization must: Provide tennis programs for underserved youth, ages 5-18, with an educational* component OR Provide tennis programs for people with disabilities (all ages) with a life skills component for Adaptive Tennis programs.

  • States: All States
  • Address: 70 West Red Oak Lane White Plains, NY 10604
  • Telephone: 914-696-7175
  • E-mail: foundation@usta.com
  • Website: United States Tennis Association (USTA)
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: Disabilities, Health/PE
  • Deadline: 2/15/2016

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