Current Grant Opportunities – July 2015

  1. Teacher as Researcher Educational Grant from the International Reading Association (IRA)
  2. Health and Nutrition Grants from the Allen Foundation, Inc.
  3. Challenge Educational Grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  4. The Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program from the American Radio Relay League Foundation
  5. Foundation Grants from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
  6. Mathematics Course Work Scholarships for Grades PreK-5 Teachers from the Dale Seymour Fund and NCTM
  7. Green Education Program Grants from the Alternative Fuel Foundation
  8. Foundation Grants from the Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation
  9. Advancing Student Achievement Math Grants from the Actuarial Foundation
  10. Teacher Art Grants from P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education

1. Teacher as Researcher Educational Grant from the International Reading Association (IRA) – The Teacher as Researcher Grant supports classroom teachers in their inquiries about literacy and instruction. Grants will be awarded up to $5,000, although priority will be given to smaller grants (e.g., $1,000 to $2,000) in order to provide support for as many teacher researchers as possible.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00
  • Address: 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139 Newark, DE 19714-8139, USA
  • E-mail: research@reading.org
  • Website: International Reading Association
  • Eligibility: Public School
  • Program Areas: Professional Development, Reading
  • Deadline: 11/1/2015

2. Health and Nutrition Grants from the Allen Foundation, Inc. – The policies and priorities of the Allen Foundation are: To make grants to fund relevant nutritional research; To support programs for the education and training of mothers during pregnancy and after the birth of their children, so that good nutritional habits can be formed at an early age; To assist in the training of persons to work as educators and demonstrators of good nutritional practices; and To encourage the dissemination of information regarding healthful nutritional practices and habits.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $2,500.00 – $30,000.00
  • Total Amount: $475,000.00
  • Address: PO Box 1606, Midland, Michigan 48641-1606
  • Telephone: 989-832-5678
  • E-mail: kathy@allenfoundation.org
  • Website: Allen Foundation, Inc.
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Early Childhood, General Education, Health/PE, Professional Development, Science/Environmental
  • Deadline: 12/31/2015

3. Challenge Educational Grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation- The main themes they support are: Freshwater, Forests and Grasslands, Oceans and Coasts, and Community Stewardship. NFWF supports more than 70 grant programs to protect and restore our nation’s wildlife and habitats. They encourage you to read their complete list of conservation programs and review the program goals and guidelines to select the one appropriate for you. Federal, state, and local governments, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations are welcome to apply twice annually for matching grants from our conservation priority programs.

  • States:  All States
  • Average Amount:  $1,000.00
  • E-mail: nancy.kellogg@comcast.net
  • Website: National Science Education Leadership Association
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas:  Professional Development, Science/Environmental
  • Deadline: 1/11/2016

4. The Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program from the American Radio Relay League Foundation – The ARRL Foundation established the Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program with the objective of providing support for the development of Amateur Radio among high-school age (or younger) youth. The Program makes mini-grants available to groups that demonstrate serious intent to promote participation in Amateur Radio by youth and enrich the experience of radio amateurs under the age of 18. Groups that qualify for mini-grants will include, but not be limited to, high school radio clubs, youth groups, and general-interest radio clubs that sponsor subgroups of young people or otherwise make a special effort to get them involved in club activities.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount:  $1,000.00
  • Address:  225 Main Street, Newington, CT 06111-1494
  • Telephone: 860-594-0397
  • E-mail: foundation@arrl.org
  • Website:  American Radio Relay League Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas:  After-School, Journalism, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: Ongoing

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. Mathematics Course Work Scholarships for Grades PreK-5 Teachers from the Dale Seymour Fund and NCTM- The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for improving teachers’ understanding of mathematics by completing course work in mathematics. Primary emphasis is placed on appropriate mathematics content courses. Mathematics education courses may also qualify if a suitable rationale is furnished by the applicant. Proposals must address the following: rationale for the coursework, anticipated instructional improvements and expected impact on student learning outcomes.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $2,000.00
  • Address: NCTM’s MET, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA  20191-1502
  • E-mail: nctm@nctm.org
  • Website: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • Eligibility: Public School
  • Program Areas: General Education, Math, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 11/6/2015

7. Green Education Program Grants from the Alternative Fuel Foundation- The foundation raises funds to provide grant money to forward thinking schools and universities to sponsor projects that help promote the concept of sustainability. There is a preference for funding requests that promote the awareness and use of alternative fuels or promote the concept of sustainability. Projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit will be favored.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $250.00 – $500.00
  • Address: PO Box 500 Middleton, MA 01949
  • E-mail: info@alternativefuelfoundation.org
  • Website: Alternative Fuel Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: General Education, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: Ongoing

8. Foundation Grants from the Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation- the Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation manages giving at the corporate level and focuses on making a difference in communities that are directly impacted by our assets. Focus Areas: ARTS- Arts and cultural education programs that directly impact the community and elevate awareness in preservation of our history; EDUCATION- Primary, secondary, undergraduate and post-graduate institutions with special interest in schools located near our holdings; and YOUTH- Enrichment programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities to disadvantaged children in the local area.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $10,000.00
  • Total Amount: $450,000.00 – $650,000.00
  • Address: One Gaylord Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1207
  • Telephone: 615-316-6000
  • Website: Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts, Early Childhood, ESL/Bilingual/Foreign Language, General Education, Health/PE, Library, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: Ongoing

9. Advancing Student Achievement Math Grants from the Actuarial Foundation- The purpose of an ASA grant is to support math enhancement programs that bridge the gap between classroom and real world mathematics. The math enhancement programs should be for Grades 4-12 in U.S. public and private schools. Programs may include, but are not limited to, clubs, competitions, before and after school programs, classroom extension periods, etc.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00
  • Address: 475 North Martingale, Suite 600, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
  • Telephone: 847-706-3535
  • E-mail: info@Actfnd.org
  • Website: Actuarial Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: After-School, Math, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: Ongoing

10. Teacher Art Grants from P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education- the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education aids and supports teachers who wish to establish an effective learning tool using the arts in teaching children who learn differently. They look to support new or evolving programs that integrate the arts into educational programming.


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