Current Grant Opportunities – June 2015

  1. Educational Grants from the Chichester duPont Foundation, Inc.
  2. Educational Grants from Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund
  3. Challenge Educational Grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  4. Lina S. Putney Teacher Inspiration Award from the Journalism Education Association
  5. Educational Grants from the Ambrose Monell Foundation
  6. Project Orange Thumb from the Fiskars Corporation
  7. Ship Grants from the National Art Education Foundation (NAEF)
  8. Shell Science Lab Challenge from the National Science Teachers Association and Shell Oil Company
  9. The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program from Wild Ones
  10. Family Service Community Grants from Autism Speaks


1. Educational Grants from the Chichester duPont Foundation, Inc.-Preference is given to proposals for new initiatives, special projects, the expansion of current programs and capital improvement. The trustees devote particular emphasis to programs concerned with the environment, education, health care and those to which the Foundation’s giving will play a pivotal role.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $50,000.00
  • Total Amount: $2,000,000.00
  • Address: P.O. Box 3598 Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Telephone: 302-658-5244
  • E-mail: gfields@chichesterdupont.org
  • Website: Chichester DuPont Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Early Childhood, General Education, Health/PE, Library, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 9/1/2015

2. Educational Grants from Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund- Giving on a national basis, with emphasis on areas of company operations. The Trust Fund focuses on organizations with missions supporting: education, the environment and conservation, and children’s programs.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $25,000.00
  • Total Amount: $2,500,000.00 – $3,500,000.00
  • Address: 535 Marriott Drive, 11th Floor, Nashville, TN 37214-5090
  • Telephone: 615-937-1415
  • E-mail: bfstrustfund@bfusa.com
  • Website: Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Facilities/Maintenance, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: Ongoing

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:  $10,000.00 – $150,000.00
  • Total Amount: $60,000,000.00 – $90,000,000.00
  • Address1133 Fifteenth Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005
  • Telephone: 202-857-0166
  • E-mail: info@nfwf.org
  • Website: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas:  Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Science/Environmental, Social Studies
  • Deadline: Varies

4. Lina S. Putney Teacher Inspiration Award from the Journalism Education Association- This award recognizes a teacher who, through the teaching and/or advising of journalism, inspired others to pursue journalism teaching as a career and who has made a positive difference in the teaching community.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount:  $1,000.00
  • Address:  c/o Kansas State University, 105 Kedzie Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506
  • Telephone: 866-532-5532
  • E-mail: staff@jea.org
  • Website:  Journalism Education Association
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas:  Journalism
  • Deadline: 12/15/2015

5. Educational Grants from the Ambrose Monell Foundation – Giving on a national basis to improve the physical, mental, and moral condition of humanity throughout the world. Giving largely for hospitals and health services, scientific research, museums, performing arts, and other cultural activities, and higher and secondary education; support also for social services, research in political science, mental health, and aid to the handicapped. No grants to individuals.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $100,000.00
  • Total Amount: $9,000,000.00
  • Address: c/o Fulton, Rowe, & Hart, 1 Rockefeller Plz., Ste. 301, New York, NY 10020-2002
  • Telephone: 212-245-1863
  • E-mail: info@monellvetlesen.org
  • Website: The Ambrose Monell Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Adult Literacy, Disabilities, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 10/31/2015

6. Project Orange Thumb from the Fiskars Corporation- This program provides tools, materials, and other support to help communities reach their goals for neighborhood beautification, community collaboration, horticulture education, and healthy, sustainable food sources.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $3,500.00
  • Total Amount: $50,000.00
  • Telephone: 866-348-5661
  • Website: Fiskars Corporation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Science/Environmental
  • Deadline: 12/31/2015

7. Ship Grants from the National Art Education Foundation (NAEF)- The National Art Education Foundation invites proposals for scholarships that promote NAEA’s efforts to initiate and encourage the understanding and implementation of the goals for student learning outlined in the National Visual Arts Standards. Funds are awarded to selected art educator’s whose proposals seek art equipment and/or instructional curriculum resources used to focus on student learning specifically related to the National Visual Arts Standards.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $500.00
  • Address: 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Ste 300, Reston, VA 20191
  • Telephone: 703-860-8000
  • E-mail: info@arteducators.org
  • Website: National Art Education Foundation (NAEF)
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education
  • Program Areas: Arts
  • Deadline: 10/1/2015

8. Shell Science Lab Challenge from the National Science Teachers Association and Shell Oil Company- The challenge invites middle and high school science teachers (grades 6-12) in the United States and Canada (with special attention to urban and underrepresented groups) to illustrate replicable approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources. Entries will be judged on the basis of a number of criteria, including demonstrated science inquiry and innovation in the classroom with limited laboratory equipment, materials, and resources; demonstrated impact and engagement with students and the school community; and demonstrated need for support to improve science laboratory experiences.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $20,000.00
  • Total Amount: $93,000.00
  • Address: 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22201
  • Telephone: 703-312-9258
  • E-mail: shellsciencelab@nsta.org
  • Website: National Science Teachers Association
  • Eligibility: Public School
  • Program Areas: Facilities Maintenance, General Education, Science/Environmental
  • Deadline: 12/16/2015

9. The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program from Wild Ones- The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program offers grants for plants and seeds, and in-kind donations from Nursery Partners that can help stretch those dollars. Project goals should focus on the enhancement and development of an appreciation for nature using native plants. Projects must emphasize involvement of students and volunteers in all phases of development, and increase the educational value of the site.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $500.00
  • Address: PO Box 1274 Appleton, WI 54912
  • Telephone: 920-730-3986
  • E-mail: info@wildones.org
  • Website: Wild Ones
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: Science/Environmental
  • Deadline: 10/15/2015

10. 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: $5,000.00 – $25,000.00
  • Total Amount: $300,000.00
  • Telephone: 917-475-5059
  • E-mail: sselkin@autismspeaks.org
  • 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: 3/26/2016

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