Current Grant Opportunities- March 2014

  1. America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities
  2. Grant for Educators from the Herb Society of America
  3. Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award from ASM International
  4. Educational Grants from the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
  5. Foundation Grants from the Standard Charitable Foundation
  6. Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Program from the US Department of Education
  7. EcoTech Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation
  8. Educational Grants from the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation, Inc.
  9. Foundation Grants from the D’Addario Music Foundation
  10. Teacher Grants from the Kids In Need Foundation


1. America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities- America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations grants provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $40,000.00 – $75,000.00
  • Address: 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20506
  • Telephone: 202-606-8269
  • E-mail: publicpgms@neh.gov
  • Website: National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Eligibility: Public School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Library, Social Services
  • Deadline: 8/13/2014

2. Grant for Educators from the Herb Society of America- the Herb Society of America’s mission is to promote the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community. The Grant for Educators challenges individuals, groups or small businesses to develop and deliver learning experiences to the public. Applications are requested from educators (formal or informal teachers), persons engaged/employed in botanical or horticultural activities, museum directors, botanical / garden writers, small herbal business owners.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00
  • Address: 9019 Kirtland Chardon Road, Kirtland, Ohio 44094
  • Telephone: 440-256-0514
  • E-mail: herbs@herbsociety.org
  • Website: Herb Society of America
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: Health/PE, Science/Environmental
  • Deadline: 12/31/2014

3. Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award from ASM International- This award is established through a generous donation by Dr. Kishor M. Kulkarni (past Trustee of ASM International) and his family to honor/recognize the accomplishments of one U.S. high school science teacher who has demonstrated a significant and sustained impact on pre-college age students. Award Eligibility: Candidate must be a full or part-time actively employed US high school teacher.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $2,500.00
  • Address: 9639 Kinsman Road Materials Park, Ohio 44073-0002
  • Telephone: 440-338-5151
  • E-mail: jeane.deatherage@asminternational.org
  • Website: ASM International
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 6/30/2014

4. Educational Grants from the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation- Grants given to support K-12 music education on a nationwide basis. Through the Melody Program, the Foundation will provide musical instruments and instrument repairs to existing K-12 school music programs that have no other source of financing to purchase additional musical instruments and materials. The Special Projects Program is designed to provide musical instruments and instrument repairs to community schools of the arts, after school programs, and youth orchestras.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $500.00 – $10,000.00
  • Address: 4370 Tujunga Blvd, Suite 330, Studio City, CA 91604
  • Telephone: 818-762-4328
  • E-mail: info@mhopus.org
  • Website: The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts
  • Deadline: 8/1/2014

 


5. Foundation Grants from the Standard Charitable Foundation- At The Standard, caring about people is a core value reflected in our commitment to the communities across the United States where our employees live and work. We provide corporate philanthropic support to nonprofit organizations working in the following four areas: Healthy Communities, Disability and Empowerment, Cultural Development, and Education and Advancement

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $25,000.00
  • Address: Public Affairs P12B 1100 SW 6th Ave Portland OR 97204
  • Telephone: 971-321-3162
  • Website: Standard Charitable Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Other
  • Program Areas: Adult Literacy, After-School, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Disabilities, Early Childhood, Family Service, General Education, Health/PE, Homeless, Math, Reading, Safe/Drug Free Schools, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 5/1/2014

6. Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Program from the United States Department of Education- The Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) program supports the enhancement, expansion, documentation, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative, cohesive models that are based on research and have demonstrated that they effectively—(1) integrate standards-based arts education into the core elementary and middle school curriculum; (2) strengthen standards-based arts instruction in these grades; and (3) improve students’ academic performance, including their skills in creating, performing, and responding to the arts.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $450,000.00 – $550,000.00
  • Total Amount: $8,600,000.00
  • Address: 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 4W240, Washington, DC 20202-5950
  • Telephone: 202-453–6850
  • E-mail: artsdemo@ed.gov
  • Website: US Department of Education
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: Arts, General Education
  • Deadline: 4/28/2014

7. EcoTech Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation- Sixteen grants will be awarded to schools or non-profits organizations for the purpose of engaging children in inquiry-based projects in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) that use innovation, biomimicry / nature-based design, or new uses for technology to address environmental problems in their communities.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $2,500.00
  • Address: 133 Luckie Street, 2nd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Telephone: 404-522-4270
  • E-mail: grants@captainplanetfdn.org
  • Website: Captain Planet Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, General Education, Math, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: 5/31/2014

8. Educational Grants from the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation, Inc. – Giving on a national basis primarily for higher and secondary education, especially in the field of American and English literature; support also for libraries, and cultural programs, public administration, a national municipal organization, and health care. No support for religious or political organizations. No grants to individuals, or for building funds; no loans.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $2,000.00 – $50,000.00
  • Total Amount: $1,700,000.00
  • Address: 950 3rd Ave., 30th Fl. New York, NY 10022-2705
  • Telephone: 212-223-6500
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Adult Literacy, Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Early Childhood, General Education, Health/PE, Library, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: Ongoing

9. Foundation Grants from the D’Addario Music Foundation- the D’Addario Music Foundation was established in 1981 as a non-profit corporate foundation committed to inspiring and assisting the growth and appreciation of music throughout the world. The focus of the Foundation’s giving is in the areas of stringed as well as band and orchestral musical instruments primarily through the support of educational programs, events, and performance-based activities. By providing support early in the development of an organization and encouraging expansion in the donor network, the Foundation seeks to help organizations achieve long-term stability and self-sufficiency.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $25,000.00
  • Total Amount: $100,000.00 – $500,000.00
  • Address: 595 Smith Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735 USA
  • E-mail: foundation@daddario.com
  • Website: D’Addario Music Foundation
  • Eligibility: Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: Arts      
  • Deadline: 7/31/2014

10. Teacher Grants from the KidsI Need Foundation – Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide K-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning opportunities for their students. The Kids In Need Foundation helps to engage students in the learning process by supporting our most creative and important educational resource our nation’s teachers. All certified K-12 teachers in the U.S. are eligible.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $100.00 – $500.00
  • Address: 3055 Kettering Boulevard, Suite 119, Dayton, OH 45439
  • Telephone: 877-296-1231
  • E-mail: pennyh@kinf.org
  • Website: The Kids in Need Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: Arts, ESL/Bilingual/Foreign Language, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: 9/30/2014

3 thoughts on “Current Grant Opportunities- March 2014

  1. Vicky

    Hi. I am looking for sites that will give free grant money in repairing (15) school instruments. We have no music budget. Our PTO will not supply money necessary to repair instruments. Finally, our district is in the high-poverty, low income range. More students would join band, but cannot afford it financially. Any suggestions on sites would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Sarah G Post author

    Hello Vicky,
    The only grant I know of that specifically covers instrument repair is through the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.
    Otherwise, you would need to source local grant opportunities, perhaps from private foundations.
    ~Sarah

  3. Denise Brennan

    Vicky – you might try http://www.donorschoose.org as a place to list what you need. Also check into local Soroptimist, Rotary and similar service clubs. Check with your local public library to see if they have the full membership to the Foundation Center database. Your state/city and keywords should reveal some local or regional possibilities.

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